"The first derby this season was a really tight affair," he told evertonfc.com. "Obviously, Jags scored an unbelievable goal to get a point and I think that helps set this one up really nicely.
"The form actually goes out of the window, but it is one of those where whoever is committed on the day gets the result and there is a little bit of luck involved as well.
"The Europa League is on the horizon as well now - both teams are involved and they will want to be hitting top form ahead of that.
"Nobody enjoys losing a derby game. I won and lost in derbies and it is certainly not a game you want to be losing."
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