The headline fixture of the Premier League’s full return comes at Goodison Park for a Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, effectively the champions-elect after establishing a 25-point lead over Manchester City before the three-month league suspension, enjoyed an unprecedentedly relentless form - 27 wins from 29 matches so far.
But a slight wobble before the postponement exposed a chink in their armour as the dream of a treble, a double, and an invincible league campaign all evaporated with recent defeats to Watford (3-0 in the Premier League), Chelsea (2-0 in the FA Cup) and Atletico Madrid (3-2 after extra time in the Champions League).
Still, Liverpool will remain well on course for their first league title in 30 years and to smash the Premier League’s record 100-points tally held by Manchester City two years ago.
With a 100% winning record at home in the league, both of the matches they’ve dropped points in so far have come on the road, but they have an exceptional recent record against their city rivals.
They can make it 20 straight matches unbeaten against the Toffees here, a record stretching back to 2010, although five of the last six clashes at Goodison Park have ended tied. Another draw here can be backed at long odds of 29/10, with Liverpool odds-on strong favourites at just 3/5.
Everton had shown an uptick in form since the turn of the year after appointing Carlo Ancelotti as manager, and only four sides in the division have picked up more points over the last 15 matches - opponents Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Sheffield United.
They did get something of a wake-up call and reminder of how much work is still to be done in their last match before lockdown, however - a 4-0 defeat to Chelsea.
Given the lack of value in a Liverpool win, we recommend finding value elsewhere. Mohamed Salah has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances and will be looking to return in similar form; Liverpool’s Egyptian King is 10/3 to open the scoring.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change