Kick-off: 1800, 01/07/2020
Stadium: Goodison Park
TV: Sky Sports Main Event
Everton have performed with credit since returning to Premier League action and are rated a value bet to see off Leicester at Goodison Park.
The Foxes have failed to sparkle since the restart and are coming off a tough FA Cup clash with Chelsea, which could make them vulnerable on Merseyside.
We reckon 3/2 for a home win is a percentage pick for our opening Everton vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton’s goalless draw with Liverpool here was a pretty tepid affair, but becoming only the third team to avoid defeat against the champions this season was still a solid effort.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side built on that by claiming a 1-0 victory at Norwich, where Michael Keane grabbed the only goal of the game on 55 minutes.
Ancelotti insisted qualifying for Europe next term is still the main target, saying: “I think we need to have a goal, we need to have motivation.
“This would be a fantastic achievement, to be able to reach it will be difficult. The teams above us are not so far ahead, but we need to run fast.”
The Toffees have established some strong momentum and having a full week to prepare for this contest could prove crucial.
In what should be a close encounter, we like 4/1 for a home win and under 2.5 goals from the Everton vs Leicester odds.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Digne, Coleman, Gomes, Davies, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi, Bernard.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester returned to action with a 1-1 draw at Watford and a goalless stalemate when entertaining Brighton, who missed a penalty.
The Foxes then crashed out of the FA Cup via a 1-0 home loss to Chelsea, which playmaker James Maddison missed due to a hip injury.
Brendan Rodgers did his best to remain upbeat, stating: “There were many aspects of the game that pleased me.
“Our intensity and intent were very good and we hadn’t really shown that in the first couple of games.
“It was a game we lost but it was a game that gives us confidence now that that level of performance is there and we can go on in the remaining league games.
“If we can do that, we’ll certainly win more games than we lose playing with that intensity.”
Leicester are still odds-on to secure a top-four finish, but a record of just one win in seven league fixtures does not read well and has put a bit of pressure on City.
We fear they do not have the strength in depth to cope with a rapid run of games and Rodgers may seek to keep things tight early on here.
Let’s add 33/20 for 0-0 at half-time to our Everton vs Leicester betting tips.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Justin, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Tielemans, Barnes, Ndidi, Praet, Vardy, Perez.
Norwich 0-1 EVERTON – Michael Keane
LEICESTER 0-1 Chelsea
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