Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Liverpool and Everton, the two local rivals, take on each other at Anfield in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program in the FA Cup. Liverpool won their last FA Cup trophy back in 2006 and, no doubt, they are eager to go all the way in the prestigious competition this time out. The Reds have been impressive in front of goal in the Premier League this term and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the Merseyside derby against Everton. The Toffees, on the other hand, did not make a good start to the season, but new coach Sam Allardyce is doing a good job with the Goodison Park outfit and they have been climbing the Premier League standings week by week. However, they face an uphill task in the FA Cup clash against Liverpool and we are tempted to put our money on the in-form hosts.
Highlighted Player (Coutinho):
Philipppe Coutinho Correira is a Brazilian football player born on 12th of June 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. Coutinho started his football career for Vasco da Gama where he played in the youth as well. By the age of 16 Internazionale signed Coutinho but let him play in Brazil until he was 18 years old. After 2 difficult seasons Internazionale let Coutinho go for a loan period to Espanyol and after 1 season he got transferred to Liverpool for approximately 8 million euro. Coutinho played in several youth teams of Brazil but made his debut for the first team in October 2010. With a height of only 171cm Coutinho is physically weak. He compensates his physical ability by being very creative, having a great vision and passing. The preferred position of Coutinho is attacking midfielder where he gets easily into the right position to give an assist. Coutinho won the Italian Suppercoppa, the worldcup for club teams and the World Cup of nations U20. Coutinho was part of the Liverpool team that was able to become second in the Premier League.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four campaigns.
The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987.
The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955.
In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.