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Everton at Liverpool: Writer Prediction League

Can the Toffees pull an upset at Anfield?

Liverpool v Everton - Premier League Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images

Traditionally, the third round FA Cup match is a chance for Premier League teams to rest key players after the insanity of the holiday period. Following three games in a week, clubs often face second, third, or fourth-tier opposition, a welcome break.

Everton gets no such break this week though, with a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool to keep any hopes of 2017-18 silverware alive.

Before we dive into the predictions for that match though, let’s take a look at how we fared in our guesses from the matches over the holiday period.

Chelsea Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Rooney Rooney Chelsea 2-1 0
Brian F. Willian Sigurdsson Chelsea 2-1 0
Brian L. Hazard Holgate Chelsea 1-0 0
Callum Hazard Holgate Draw 1-1 2
Calvin Alonso Sigurdsson Draw 2-2 2
Chris Willian Lennon Chelsea 2-1 0
Matt Willian Kenny Chelsea 3-0 0
Mike Hazard Pickford Chelsea 2-0 1
Sean Pedro Gueye Draw 1-1 2
Tom Sigurdsson Kenny Everton 2-1 0
Tyler Rooney Pickford Draw 1-1 1
Zach Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Draw 1-1 0

WBA Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Calvert-Lewin Sigurdsson Everton 1-0 0
Brian F. Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Draw 1-1 2
Brian L. Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 2-0 0
Callum Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Everton 2-1 0
Calvin Rooney Schneiderlin Draw 2-2 2
Chris Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Everton 2-0 0
Matt 0
Mike Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Everton 1-0 0
Sean Sigurdsson Rooney Everton 2-0 0
Tom Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Draw 1-1 2
Tyler Rooney Rooney Everton 2-0 0
Zach Rooney Rooney Everton 1-0 0

Bournemouth Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Rooney Rooney Everton 2-0 0
Brian F. Rooney Rooney Bournemouth 2-1 4
Brian L. Rooney Rooney Draw 1-1 0
Callum Defoe Rooney Draw 1-1 0
Calvin Stanislas Pickford Everton 2-1 1
Chris Rooney Rooney Everton 2-1 0
Matt 0
Mike Rooney Rooney Everton 2-1 0
Sean Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 3-1 0
Tom Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Everton 2-0 0
Tyler Sandro Sigurdsson Everton 3-1 0
Zach Calvert-Lewin Sigurdsson Everton 2-0 0

United Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Lukaku Kenny United 1-0 2
Brian F. Lukaku Pickford United 2-0 5
Brian L. Lukaku Gueye United 2-0 4
Callum Rooney Rooney Everton 1-0 0
Calvin Lukaku Rooney Draw 1-1 0
Chris Lukaku Schneiderlin United 1-0 2
Matt 0
Mike Lukaku Pickford United 2-0 5
Sean None Rooney Draw 0-0 0
Tom Rooney Rooney Draw 1-1 0
Tyler Lingard Pickford Draw 1-1 1
Zach Lukaku Sigurdsson United 2-1 2

Everton struggled over the holiday period, and as a result, we did as well. We largely predicted success against West Bromwich Albion and Bournemouth, so the draw and loss in those matches torpedoed most of our chances at picking up points.

The realists among us picked up points from the result in the United match, with three writers even getting the 2-0 score correct.

No writers picked a single first goalscorer correctly for the entire period, and Jordan Pickford was voted Everton man of the match in each game.

Though the results were largely disappointing for the majority of us, one writer had a substantially better week than the rest.

Prediction League Standings

Writer Points
Writer Points
Mike 79
Calvin 75
Brian F. 56
Matt 55
Brian L. 54
Sean 54
Chris 52
Adam 50
Tyler 49
Zach 49
Tom 46

Brian F. had an 11-point week, easily the best of the bunch. That success has propelled him back into the title race, though he’s still very much on the fringes.

This week, Everton’s FA Cup trip to Anfield looks to be a tough one, and our picks reflect that.

Liverpool FA Cup Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Can Pickford Liverpool 2-0 2
Brian F. Firmino Pickford Liverpool 3-1 2
Brian L. Rooney Rooney Draw 1-1 0
Callum Gueye Gueye Everton 1-0 0
Calvin Oxlade-Chamberlain Pickford Liverpool 3-1 2
Chris Solanke Sigurdsson Liverpool 2-1 5
Matt Firmino Sigurdsson Liverpool 3-1 3
Mike Mane Pickford Liverpool 3-1 2
Sean 0
Tom Sigurdsson Pickford Draw 1-1 0
Tyler Rooney Rooney Everton 2-1 0
Zach Firmino Sigurdsson Liverpool 2-1 5

The easiest way to tell we aren’t confident — most of us have picked Jordan Pickford as our man of the match, an indication that we don’t think the outfield players will get much done!