Everton vs Leicester betting tips: Premier League preview & prediction

Everton vs Leicester 101 Great Goals prediction: Everton 1 – Leicester 1

It’s been a very up and down couple of weeks for both Everton and Leicester but the two sides will meet early on New Year’s Day in a very important game.

Everton are in a very poor run of form but beat Burnley 5-1 last week and were expected to kick on after that.

However, they fell to defeat against Brighton on the weekend with Jürgen Locadia scoring the only goal of the game.

Leicester, meanwhile, were on an incredible run of form before the weekend.

Claude Puel’s side have secured wins over Chelsea and Manchester City over the past couple of weeks in what has been an incredible Christmas period.

However, they were brought back down to earth with a sobering defeat to Cardiff at the weekend.

Everton vs Leicester: Who will win?

The bookies see Everton as the overwhelming favourites for this one. Bet365 have the Toffees at 1/1 for the win.

Leicester to bounce back from their Cardiff surprise are rated at 16/5. A draw is 5/2.

There are plenty of options for the first goal scorer market. These include Richarlison, Jamie Vardy and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

After his brace against Burnley and fine free-kick versus Watford, we are plumping for full-back Lucas Digne, who could pocket you a few quid if this comes in…

Everton vs Leicester match preview

What a tough Christmas period it has been for the Toffees.

Marco Silva’s Everton have had the shortest turnaround between games over the holiday period and it’s really starting to show.

The first two poor games of December came against Newcastle and Watford.

Suffering the after affects of the last second loss to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby at Anfield, they laboured to two draws against sides they should really be beating.

That was followed up by a loss to Manchester City in a game they could easily have taken something from.

The Toffees had arguably the better chances but we’re nowhere near as clinical as their counterparts.

Then came the most embarrassing defeat of the season.

Marco Silva’s side hosted Tottenham in a game that they were not expected to win but expected to give the away side a good game.

Instead, they fell to a 6-2 defeat and questions started to be asked whether there had been another false dawn under Silva.

Those fears were somewhat alleviated when they travelled to Burnley, winning the game 5-1.

Summer signings Lucas Digne (x2), Yerry Mina and Richarlison were all on the scoresheet.

Just when Everton fans thought they could start to build upon that win, they only went and showed themselves up again.

A 1-0 defeat to Brighton just days later brought the negativity back and serious questions are being asked about Silva’s position among Everton fans.

However, Silva can turn those frowns upside down with a win against a Leicester side in pretty good form.

Can the Foxes secure another impressive win?

Leicester have been even more up and down than Everton over this hectic Christmas period.

Winning at Chelsea and then home to Manchester City, the last two Premier League champions, was nothing short of miraculous.

These victories were also deserved as Claude Puel’s side managed to weather the storm at Chelsea. Before Jamie Vardy’s winner.

And, the victory over Manchester City was no fluke. In fact, the surprise was it took so long for Leicester to take the lead, so good were their chances before Ricardo Pereira’s winner.

Everton team news vs Leicester

There isn’t an awful lot of injury news regarding Everton this week.

Only one player is currently sidelined and that is Ademola Lookman.

The youngster could return to the squad but if he does recover from injury, it is unlikely he is thrust into the starting line-up.

Changes could still be made to the starting line-up after the disappointing loss to Brighton.

The Toffees looked much more threatening with Dominic Calvert-Lewin up front against Burnley.

Richarlison could even be dropped to allow Bernard to continue in the team.

Yerry Mina will also likely drop out as Everton revert to a four at the back formation.

Leicester team news

Just like their counterparts, Leicester have no fresh injury concerns to worry about ahead of this game.

Matty James and Daniel Amartey remain sidelined following long-term problems but there are no short-term problems.

Leicester made a couple of changes for the game against Cardiff, most notably Gray coming in for Choudhury.

The young midfielder was rested against Cardiff. Both Wes Morgan and Jonny Evans missed the game versus the Welsh side due to illness and will be assessed pre-match to play versus Everton.

Though, it’s likely they will revert back to the team which beat both Chelsea and Manchester City.

Everton predicted starting XI vs Leicester

Leicester predicted starting XI vs Everton

Leicester predicted starting XI vs Everton

Leicester predicted starting XI vs Everton

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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