Saturday, May 25, 2024

Prediction: Leicester City vs Everton

Prediction: Both Teams to Score and Draw

Odds: 10/3

Bookmaker: Bet365

Leicester City will be aiming to notch their fourth consecutive in all competitions on Saturday afternoon as they host Everton at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes have been in great form in recent weeks and Claude Puel will be hoping that his team can continue in their positive vein. Elsewhere, the Toffees have suffered a few indifferent results recently so will be striving to get back on track in the East Midlands.

Leicester City

Despite the pressure on Leicester boss Puel in the past few weeks, the former Premier League champions have managed to find some form. Currently sitting eighth in the Premier League table, they have won their last two games with a 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town and a 2-0 success of Newcastle United last time out. The Foxes also managed to progress to the Fourth Round of the Carabao Cup as they edged past Wolverhampton Wanderers on penalties. An omen that could potentially give Leicester supporters some intrigue is they now have 12 points from seven games, the same total the season they lifted the title.

The Foxes have also been extremely positive going forwards. They have scored 13 goals so far this season – only the top five, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal, have scored more. The East-Midlanders also appear to have rectified their defensive problems having kept clean sheets in their last two games. Leicester have not kept three consecutive shut-outs in all competitions since January.

Team News

Jamie Vardy, who has three goals so far this season, should be fit to play after shaking off a knock suffered against Newcastle last weekend. However, long-term absentees Matty James and Demarai Gray remain ruled out.

Everton

The Toffees should well be aiming to better their position this weekend in what is a winnable tie. The Goodison outfit haven’t started the new season in the best of form under Marco Silva. Currently sitting 11th, they have only managed to notch two league victories so far, with those coming against Fulham and Southampton. Aside from the league however, Silva’s troops also got past Southampton via a penalty shootout to reach the next round of the Carabao Cup.

It is not goalscoring that has hampered the Merseysiders this season. As a matter of fact, they have scored in all but one game so far this season – failing to find the net against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. If they are to earn a result against Leicester though, they do need to better their away form. Everton have only managed to win two out of their last 13 games on the road, only managing to keep clean sheets in two of those. Therefore, it appears they have a tough task to keep Puel’s side quiet at the weekend.

Team News

Marco Silva could potentially welcome two summer signings into the team on Saturday. Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina have been recovering from a hamstring and metatarsal injury and could make their debuts at the weekend. Seamus Coleman could also return from a broken foot for the trip to the King Power. However, Beni Baningime and James McCarthy are definitely ruled out.

Key Facts To Consider

  • Everton have the marginally better record between the two sides (W41, D32, L35)
  • The Toffees have only won two out of their last ten games away to Leicester
  • The last clash between the two sides ended 2-1 to Everton at Goodison Park
  • Jamie Vardy has scored four goals and provided three assists in his last six games against Everton
  • There has not been a 0-0 between the two sides since 2001

Conclusion

This match really does represent a clash of the unknown quantities in the Premier League. It should be a good guarantee for goals though. Both sides boast attacks capable of utilising great pace to find the net. It should be a great watch at the King Power with both teams getting on the scoresheet.

Prediction: Both Teams to Score and Draw

Odds: 10/3

Bookmaker: Bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Daniel Orme


Daniel is a football journalism graduate from the University of Derby. He has been freelance writing for approximately six years now and brings considerable experience. A season ticket holder at local club Leicester City, he witnessed the Foxes miraculously lifting the Premier League trophy in the 2015/16 campaign.

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