Moyes: Everton are the underdogs
April 14, 2012 08:46:12 UK
Everton boss David Moyes believes that his side will go into their FA Cup semi-final derby against Liverpool as underdogs, despite being above the Reds in the Premier League table.
The Blues are one place and one point better off than their city rivals, but Moyes still thinks that Liverpool go into Saturday's Wembley showdown as favourites.
We are probably underdogs, even though we are in fine form at this time.David Moyes
He told reporters: "We know we go into the game not as favourites as Liverpool have beaten us twice this year, so we have to put that in perspective.
"We are probably underdogs, even though we are in fine form at this time."
Everton are 2.20 to reach the FA Cup final, with Liverpool 1.66, while the Blues are 1213.00 to progress and beat either Chelsea or Spurs to lift the trophy.
Meanwhile, Reds skipper Steven Gerrard, who netted a hat-trick in the recent 3-0 league derby win over Everton at Anfield, is expecting a tight tussle at Wembley and believes the game will be decided by a moment of brilliance.
He told the Daily Post: "The game will be tight and tense and I can't see either team running away with it. It’s going to be a close game in which the small details will make all the difference.
"That small detail could be a bit of class, a bit of genius. That's what will win this game."
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