Leicester vs Everton: Foxes fancied for crucial victory
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Leicester vs Everton: Foxes fancied for crucial victory

Kick-off: 2000, 01/05/2023

Stadium: King Power Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Premier League relegation battles don’t come much bigger than Leicester versus Everton, with both teams languishing in the bottom three.

The Foxes were crowned champions just seven years ago, while the Toffees have competed in England’s top flight every season since 1954.

At this stage, we prefer City’s chances of staying up and 21/20 for a home win here is our first Leicester vs Everton prediction.

Vardy to inspire survival party?

Leicester went through a disastrous period which yielded just one point from nine games, with Brendan Rodgers paying the price with his job.

However, the signs are encouraging that new boss Dean Smith can turn things around in time to avoid the drop.

The Foxes followed up last Saturday’s 2-1 home win over Wolves by drawing 1-1 with Leeds at Elland Road on Tuesday.

Jamie Vardy stepped off the bench to earn City a crucial point in Yorkshire after Luis Sinisterra’s first-half header had put the Whites in front.

Smith said: “I think it’s his 135th Premier League goal, which just shows you the quality of the striker we have. I’m really pleased he got that goal.

“The chance he’s scored today, we’ve seen him take loads of them over time – and if we can keep creating chances like that, he will take them.”

Vardy has always thrived on confidence and scored goals in bunches, so 10/3 for him to net in a home win appeals from the Leicester vs Everton odds.

Last Leicester line-up: Iversen, Faes, Soyuncu, Kristansen, Castagne, Barnes, Tielemans, Maddison, Tete, Soumare, Iheanacho.

Toffees back in trouble

Everton showed initial promise following the arrival of Sean Dyche but things are starting to look worrying for the Toffees again now.

They have picked up just one point from four outings after going down 4-1 at home to high-flying Newcastle on Thursday.

Despite being competitive early on, Everton capitulated too easily after the break and only had a Dwight McNeil consolation strike to show for their efforts.

“I thought the first half we did everything I wanted,” said Dyche. “Mixing our play, the energy, the pressing, I thought it was all there.

“As soon as the second goes in, which is really a poor goal defensively, it is how quickly the game gets away. We can’t let that happen.

“It happened against Fulham (when they lost 3-1), the whole performance changed on one goal and it happened again tonight, so we have to correct that very quickly.”

Everton could be vulnerable in the run-up to half-time here, as they are 11-2 down in the final third of the first period this season, whereas Leicester are 13-9 up.

Let’s add 13/5 for the Foxes to score between 30:01 and the interval to our Leicester vs Everton betting tips.

Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Tarkowski, Keane, Mykolenko, Godfrey, Onana, Doucoure, Gueye, McNeil, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi.

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