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The Premier League tie at Goodison Park on Wednesday will see home team Everton
take to the field against Leicester City
. Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Everton v Leicester City game - as well as up-to-date odds.
Everton, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-1 Premier League victory against Norwich City. In that game, Everton managed 54% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Everton was Michael Keane (55'). Norwich City had 9 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
In their preceding six fixtures, Carlo Ancelotti's Everton have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 7 times, an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.17.
Pre-game facts show that Everton:
- haven't beaten Leicester City in their previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 8 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Chelsea in FA Cup competition, Leicester City and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Leicester City had 47% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Chelsea got 8 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Ross Barkley (63') was the scorer for Chelsea.
Over the course of 5 of the past six games involving Leicester City, a notably low volume of goals have been hit between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game during that period works out to a meagre 1.5, with the average goals for The Foxes being 1. With no two games being the same, time will tell whether such a trend shall be sustained in this upcoming match.
Coming into this clash, Leicester City are without an away win for the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 29/10/2017 shows us that Everton have won 2 of these & Leicester City 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 7 of them from The Toffees and 9 for The Foxes. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
Team News: Everton
Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles tendon rupture) and Cenk Tosun (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) will not be able to play for Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti.
It seems likely that The Toffees should go for a 4-4-2 system for the game and select Jordan Pickford, Lucas Digne, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Seamus Coleman, Bernard Anicio Caldeira Duarte, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andre Gomes, Alex Iwobi, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Team News: Leicester City
In an otherwise healthy squad, there’s just the sole fitness problem for the Leicester City gaffer Brendan Rodgers to be concerned with. Ricardo Pereira (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be playing here.
From our viewpoint, The Foxes seem most likely to elect for a 4-1-4-1 lineup using Kasper Schmeichel, James Justin, Jonny Evans, Çağlar Söyüncü, Benjamin Chilwell, Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi, Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy.
We’re of the opinion that Leicester City and Everton are both capable of scoring here. Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a draw. Our tip is therefore for a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 score when all is said and done.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Goodison Park (39,221)
Captain: Séamus Coleman
Chairman: Bill Kenwright
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Competitions: Premier League position 12
🔑 Star Player: Bernard
Regularly used in the Left Wing position, Bernard was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Atlético Mineiro in the 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 3 league goals in the Premier League 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in a total of 21 appearances.