Everton vs Leicester prediction, Premier League, football

Everton vs Leicester: Both high-flying teams play to win

Kick-off: 2015, 27/01/2021

Stadium: Goodison Park

TV: BT Sport

Everton and Leicester will both be keen to enhance their top-four hopes when meeting at Goodison Park and an entertaining encounter is anticipated.

These teams are pretty evenly matched on this season’s exploits, while no Premier League side has featured in fewer draws than the two stalemates each have managed.

That makes 27/20 for either side to win by a one-goal margin a good option for our first Everton vs Leicester prediction.

A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds

Everton eased into round five of the FA Cup with a 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday, which gave us a trio of winning tips from four selections in our preview of that match.

The Toffees will have been delighted to see Dominic Calvert-Lewin back on the scoresheet following a six-game drought and a hamstring injury.

After his 15th goal of the season broke the deadlock, assistant manager Duncan Ferguson said: “We are delighted for Dominic.

“We know he can score goals, he has scored goals for over a season now.

“He is a top player, we are delighted he is back and fit and well, and I am sure he will go from strength to strength and he’ll keep battering them in.”

Meanwhile, James Rodriguez impressed and seems to be returning to the early-season form which helped fire Everton to the Premier League summit in the first couple of months.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have also won five of their last six top-flight fixtures, including a triumph over the Foxes at King Power Stadium.

If pressed to name a winner of this quick rematch, we’d go for the Toffees to oblige again at 7/4 from the Everton vs Leicester odds, plus 19/2 for a 2-1 scoreline.

Last Everton line-up: Olsen, Holgate, Mina, Godfrey, Coleman, Sigurdsson, Doucoure, Rodriguez, Gomes, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds

Leicester’s home loss to Everton last month was a rare blip in an otherwise excellent run of results.

The Foxes are third in the Premier League table, six points above the sixth-placed Toffees, who do have two games in hand, though.

Last week’s outstanding 2-0 victory over Chelsea made it six wins in nine outings in this competition.

Sunday’s 3-1 FA Cup success at Brentford maintained the momentum, as well as giving us 31/20 and 12/5 pay-outs from three picks in our preview.

Brendan Rodgers made eight changes to his starting line-up when visiting the Bees but kept in James Maddison, Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes, who all sparkled.

City are a talented outfit with strength in depth and a settled way of playing, so can never be taken lightly.

However, being without star striker Jamie Vardy here is still a major blow, with the 34-year-old having a minor hernia operation over the weekend.

The Foxes also have a flaw of conceding goals from corners and set-pieces, being among the worst offenders in the top flight in this department.

Mason Holgate punished them from an uncleared corner at King Power Stadium, while Yerry Mina is a real menace from such situations.

The Colombia defender headed in his third goal of the campaign on Sunday and 15/2 for him to add to that tally here completes our Everton vs Leicester betting tips.

Last Leicester line-up: Ward, Soyuncu, Amartey, Pereira, Thomas, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Under, Mendy, Perez.

Additional stats

Last result:

EVERTON 3-0 Sheff Wed – Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Yerry Mina

Brentford 1-3 LEICESTER – Cengiz Under, Youri Tielemans (pen), James Maddison

Head-to-head: Leicester 0-2 Everton, Everton 2-1 Leicester, Everton 2-2 Leicester, Leicester 2-1 Everton

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