Everton Has A Poor Record Against Liverpool. Everton got a much-needed win at Cardiff on Tuesday to end a run of three straight defeats and give themselves some momentum going into the second Merseyside derby of the season. Sunday’s game at Goodison Park will be the 200th meeting in the league and the Toffees will be hoping to rectify a terrible recent record against their cross-city rivals. Everton have failed to win any of the last 18 Merseyside derbies in all competitions, 16 of which have been in the Premier League – their worst ever run in this fixture.
Their last win was 2-0 in the Premier League at Goodison Park in October 2010
Their last win was 2-0 in the Premier League at Goodison Park in October 2010 under David Moyes. Since then, Everton have played 33 other teams in the Premier League and beaten 32 of them. The only other team they have failed to beat in that time was Birmingham, who they drew 1-1 with in March 2011. Sixteen Premier League games without a win is also Everton’s third worst run against any opponent – only against Manchester United and Chelsea have they gone longer without a victory. History also suggests Sunday’s game may not be the match in which Everton’s fortunes change – the Toffees have never beaten Liverpool in the second Premier League meeting of the season. The last time Everton did win the derby in the second league fixture of a campaign was when Colin Harvey’s team won 1-0 at Goodison Park in March 1988.
Everton’s recent scoring record in the Merseyside derby is poor
Everton’s recent scoring record in the Merseyside derby is poor, with the Toffees having only scored two goals in the last six Premier League meetings. In fact, Everton have failed to score in nine of the last 16 Premier League meetings, with Liverpool only failing to find the net on three occasions. Everton last scored more than once in a Premier League Merseyside derby 10 meetings ago – in a 3-3 draw at Goodison Park in November 2013. Romelu Lukaku scored twice that day with Kevin Mirallas getting the other for Roberto Martinez’s team. The Toffees have scored just two goals from 36 attempts (11 on target) in the last six Premier League Merseyside derbies and both those goals have come from set-pieces – Matthew Pennington from a corner in a 3-1 defeat at Anfield in April 2017 and a penalty from Wayne Rooney in a 1-1 draw at Anfield in December 2017. Their last goal from open play came from Romelu Lukaku in a 1-1 draw at Goodison in October 2015 – Brendan Rodgers’ last game in charge of Liverpool.