Everton vs Leicester City betting tips
This article covers Everton versus Leicester City betting tips and predictions ahead of Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup quarter-final.
Also included is a thorough Everton vs Leicester City betting preview.
Everton vs Leicester City: What are the betting odds?
Everton vs Leicester City: Who will win?
Despite being at home and unbeaten under new manager Duncan Ferguson, Everton are second favourites at 15/8 to win.
Leicester City are priced at 11/8 to win at Goodison Park.
Back both teams to score (BTTS) at 4/6.
Everton and Leicester City are both valued at 11/2 to win on penalties.
Moise Kean is 15/8 to score in the match.
Everton vs Leicester City: Recommended bets
Everton vs Leicester City betting prediction: Everton 1 – Leicester City 1, Leicester to win on penalties
Everton vs Leicester City: Match preview
Both Everton and Leicester City would love to win the Carabao Cup.
With so few trophies on offer each season, Everton and Leicester both have an amazing opportunity to win silverware this term.
For Everton, it’s been another rollercoaster season.
Duncan Ferguson may soon be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti, while Everton’s form has improved markedly since Marco Silva’s sacking.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) December 17, 2019
Everton beat Chelsea 3-1 in Ferguson’s first match in the dugout. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored twice against the Pensioners.
While last weekend at Old Trafford, Mason Greenwood saved Man United’s blushes after a Victor Lindelof own goal put Everton 1-up.
Big picture, however, Everton remain in relegation trouble sitting three points above the drop zone.
Moreover, the Toffees have a miserable record in cup competitions in recent seasons.
Leicester: How good can it get?
Leicester, meanwhile, are enjoying an amazing year.
Second in the Premier League, four points clear of Man City, Leicester are already exceeding most expectations.
Winning the Carabao Cup and securing Champions League football would be an excellent return for Brendan Rodgers this season.
Last weekend, though, Leicester’s winning run came to a halt when Norwich drew 1-1 at the King Power.
Teemu Pukki opened for Norwich before a Jamie Vardy header went in off Tim Krul.
Prior to that stalemate, Leicester were on a nine-game winning run in all competitions. Vardy had scored in 8 successive games.
Everton team news vs Leicester City
Will Moise Kean feature for Everton in the cup tie?
Kean had the misfortune of being a subbed sub at Old Trafford.
The teenage forward only lasted 18 minutes against Man United before Ferguson hooked him off.
Fabian Delph (thigh), Djibril Sidibe (illness) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (illness) are back in contention.
Lucas Digne may sit this one out after Ferguson confirmed the left-back has been suffering with a groin injury.
Everton also have some long-term absentees: Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Theo Walcott and Andre Gomes.
Leicester City team news vs Everton
Will Rodgers play his strongest XI against the Toffees?
Leicester began their Carabao Cup campaign beating Newcastle on penalties.
Against Premier League opponents, Rodgers selected most of his first-team regulars like Vardy, Ricardo Pereira, Youri Tielemans ands James Maddison.
However, in subsequent wins against lower league opponents Luton Town and Burton Albion, the Foxes have been rotated.
Dan Ward has played in goal, Christian Fuchs and James Justin have come in at full-back, while the likes of Marc Albrighton and Kelechi Iheanacho have started.
The sense is that with the semi-finals in touching distance, Leicester may make a few changes, but the spine of the team will be stacked with first-teamers.
Predicted Everton line-up vs Leicester City
Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Everton
Highlights: Leicester City 2 – Everton 1
Leicester beat Everton 2-1 in the Premier League on December 1.
Richarlison opened for the Toffees in the 23rd minute with a bullet header.
However, Leicester staged a second-half comeback to snatch three points.
Jamie Vardy levelled in the 68th, while Kelechi Iheanacho scored a 94th minute winner for the Foxes.
Everton last five games: LLLWD
Three Premier League defeats against Norwich, Leicester and Liverpool proved to be the end for Marco Silva.
Since Ferguson’s arrival as caretaker, Everton have beaten Chelsea 3-1 and drawn 1-1 away at Man United.
In those matches, Ferguson has opted to play Richarlison in tandem with Calvert-Lewin in attack.
In another eye-catching tactical decision, Ferguson pushed Mason Holgate into a defensive midfield role against United. Will that continue?
Leicester City last five games: WWWWL
Until the draw with Norwich, Leicester and Jamie Vardy had been on fired.
Vardy scored once in a 2-0 away win at Brighton after Ayoze Perez opened.
Vardy scored again in the 2-1 comeback win against Everton.
Watford lost 2-0 at the King Power with Vardy and Maddison scoring.
While Vardy helped himself to a brace in a 4-1 away win at Aston Villa.
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
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