Liverpool and Everton face each other in Anfield, in a match for this phase of the FA Cup (3rd Round). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 6 matches won 3 and drew 3. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 10-12-2017 , for the Premier League, the two teams tied for (1-1). Mohamed Salah (42 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Liverpool, and W. Rooney (77’), for Everton. Everton presents considerable differences in their results at home and as visitors, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team plays its first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of taking advantage of the home factor to conquer a positive result. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor. against 9 wins and 6 draws in his stadium. In the last match they played, for the Premier League, they beat Burnley away by (1-2). Liverpool have won 6 and tied 4 of the last 10 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 13 of its last 15 games, of these 13 came to the break in advantage in 10 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 9.
Liverpool is going through a fantastic moment in the season, not only in the championship, but in the other competitions. To point out that the locals add three consecutive victories in the championship, against Burnley, Leicester and Swansea. This is the first game of Liverpool in the FA Cup. In this home game coach Jürgen Klopp must keep the team in a 4-2-3-1, benefiting possession of the ball and positional attacks, but in some moments the game must play in counterattack: Roberto Firmino is the most advanced player of the team. On the other hand, Mohamed Salah stands out at Liverpool, with 17 goals scored, but still recovering from an injury. In addition to this player, the coach can not count on Clyne and Henderson, both due to injury.
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 24 suffered. In the last match they played, for the Premier League, they lost to Manchester United at home (0-2). In the last 10 away matches Everton has won 2, tied 3 and lost 5. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 2 comebacks. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 18 away matches for all competitions: he scored 5 of his 14 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘); He suffered 10 of his 28 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Everton had a good reaction to the change of coach and came to register several games without tasting the taste of defeat. However, the moment of the team is very irregular and comes to this game with a defeat at home against Manchester United. Returning to victories against the rival Liverpool was the necessary motivation to engage a series of good results. Normally the coach Sam Allardyce plays in 4-3-3 or in 4-2-3-1, privileging the tactical organization and counterattacks, especially through the right side: Bolasie is very fast and competent in transporting the ball to the attack. Wayne Rooney is the star of this Everton, with 10 goals and 2 assists. For this game the visiting coach can not count on Mori, Coleman and Baines, all with physical problems.
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