Everton vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).
Both Everton and Leicester City failed to backup impressive Boxing Day performances at the weekend when they suffered disappointing losses to Brighton and Cardiff City respectively.
The Toffees bagged five goals past Burnley six day ago at Turf Moor, but failed to find the back of the net at all when they visited The AMEX on Saturday.
Marco Silva’s men thus continued with their unpredictable showings this season. They had their chances through Richarlison who returned to the starting line-up after coming on from the bench against Clarets.
Nevertheless, Brighton’s keeper Button pulled off some great saves to allow Jurgen Locadia’s winner to make the difference on the occasion.
Leicester City enjoyed a dream week beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City within just four days.
Whilst they were expected to finish the year in style following such huge scalps, they fell 0-1 at home to strugglers Cardiff City who gained their first away victory of the season at King Power.
Everton vs Leicester City: Head-to-head
Everton lead the head to head tie by five wins coming into their 102nd encounter with the Foxes.
The Toffees won three of last four meetings with Leicester City, a streak which includes this term’s 1-2 victory at King Power Stadium in October.
Both teams scored in four of past five head to head affairs.
Everton vs Leicester City: Prediction
Everton slipped to 10th place after suffering their third defeat in last four Premier League rounds. They could go off 8th-placed Leicester City (just one point away) with a victory here.
Marco Silva has reasons to be optimistic in spite of the recent negative streak. The Toffees played well at Goodison throughout the season. They snatched five wins, three draws and two defeats in ten home games this term.
Leicester’s matches were short on goalmouth action of late. Just one of past away outings they played in all competitions saw three or more goals scored.
Given they’ll be up against Everton who failed to find the net past Brighton on Saturday, we’d not be surprised to see another low-scoring affair when these two likes meet at Goodison.
The alternative pick would be Everton to win at 1.95 because of their fine home form this season as well as the fact they won last two home meetings with Leicester.
Everton vs Leicester City: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Everton to win @ 1.95 (19/20).