The next time the Premier League fills the airwaves there’ll likely be a heavy police presence, both in north London and on Merseyside.
As Liverpool and Everton’s local clash precedes Tottenham’s short trip to face Arsenal though, it’s the derby at Anfield that gets our focus here.
In order to help Ladbrokes customers make a few early bets for Saturday’s early kick-off, we’ve scoured the head-to-head stats from previous clashes to find the trends that pay:
When this turf war is held in the red part of Liverpool it usually ends with one or both sides failing to find the net.
Six of the last eight Premier League derbies to be held at Anfield have seen a punt on “no” paying out, although their latest battle will rely on one, or both, defences currently ranked among the five worst in the league stemming their flow of concessions.
No matter the coliseum that holds the fight, there’s been three or more goals in six of the pair’s last eight meetings.
With Everton notching the second highest tally of goals in the division so far and shipping the most at the other end, it certainly seems like another high scorer can play out.
Another constant from the recent past in these games is the Reds taking the half-time whistle in front.
Everton haven’t been leading a Premier League game with their great rivals in seven straight outings, with their enemies leading in four of them.