Leicester vs Everton betting tips: Premier League preview & prediction

Leicester vs Everton 101 Great Goals prediction: Leicester 2-1 Everton

While Everton may have beaten Fulham 3-0 last weekend, it is Leicester who look to be hitting form going into their clash on Saturday.

The Toffees won their last Premier League match convincingly but lost in midweek to Southampton.

Meanwhile, Leicester have won their last three games in all competitions.

Leicester vs Everton: Who will win?

The home advantage and the Foxes’ recent form looks to have swayed the betting in their favour.

They go into the game as 5/4 favourites to win the game.

Everton, meanwhile, are priced at 9/4 to win the game.

With the Toffees very much hit and miss the season, plus the fact they struggle away from home, Leicester are certainly a good price to win outright.

Though, it must be noted that even in their games away from home, Everton are threatening in attack.

That means that both teams to score and Leicester to win, priced at 10/3, is a solid choice.

Looking at the goalscorer market, there are some interesting choices.

Jamie Vardy is far and away the favourite to score first at 4/1 with Cenk Tosun coming in at 13/2 as the second favourite, tied with Kelechi Iheanacho.

 

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James Maddison is also 7/1 to score first following his brilliant start to the season and England call-up on Thursday.

Two names who have regularly impressed for Everton this season are Theo Walcott and Richarlison.

The former scored in Southampton’s win at Goodison on Tuesday and is priced at 8/1 to score first.

Richarlison meanwhile, is priced at 17/2.

Leicester vs Everton match preview

It’s not been a bad start to the season for Leicester so far.

Claude Puel’s side have had times where they have been poor, but have also impressed in several games too.

Their first game against Manchester United saw them fight until the end and the Foxes could have come away with a point.

Then came the win over Premier League new boys Wolves, despite Jamie Vardy being sent off.

Then came another victory, this time away at Southampton as the Foxes won 2-1.

It was following that where Leicester started to look vulnerable again.

They lost to Liverpool, a hardly surprising result, but then a 4-2 loss to Bournemouth followed.

Some football fans started to think that maybe Leicester were not quite there for a top seven push or thereabouts.

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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Shane Long of Southampton and Ben Chilwell of Leicester City battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Leicester City at St Mary’s Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

After that loss, however, they have gone on to win two Premier League games against Huddersfield and Newcastle.

Leicester also saw off Wolves for a second time this season in the Carabao Cup.

Their summer signings have been key to some of their results this season.

James Maddison has been their star man. Ricardo Pereira, who was initially signed as a right-back, has also impressed playing on the right wing.

With Leicester coming up against a shaky Everton defence, those two could prove pivotal in this clash.

Will the Toffees come unstuck once again?

Oh, Everton.

Toffees fans are starting to sober up once again following what looked to be another positive summer.

Marco Silva has come into the club to improve upon their attacking displays but it hasn’t all gone his way so far.

Everton have only won two Premier League games this season, the latest coming just last weekend in the game against Fulham.

Their first came in just their second game, beating Southampton 2-1.

This season, Everton have drawn with Wolves, Bournemouth and Huddersfield.

They have also lost games against West Ham and Arsenal.

With the fixtures they had early on this season, plus the heavy investment yet again, they should be closer to the top six.

Their problems lie in defence, with the Toffees only keeping one clean sheet all season and that came just last weekend.

That includes two Carabao Cup games too!

They have looked threatening going forward, Richarlison and Theo Walcott arguably being their star men so far but it’s not good enough.

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Papering over the cracks

The win against Fulham just papered over the cracks which were on show even in the first half of the game at Goodison.

The Toffees could very well have been losing at half-time if not for several missed chances from their opposition.

Everton eventually went through the gears and could have scored more than three in the second half.

The clash with Southampton on Tuesday night was more like the Everton that Toffees fans have had to endure this season.

No fight, no desire, no threat, no defence.

It was a miracle that Marco Silva’s side managed to take the game to penalties, before Richarlison’s humiliating penalty showed just how low on confidence this side seem to be despite the Fulham win.

It’s going to take a big performance if they are to stop Leicester’s attacking threat, while both Richarlison and Theo Walcott need to put the side on their back if they are to get anything out of this game.

 

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Leicester team news vs Everton

Leicester are facing no injury worries and no suspensions following their game with Newcastle last weekend.

Demarai Gray is the only one who could miss the game after an injury a little bit ago.

That means that Claude Puel will likely field an unchanged team.

Everton team news vs Leicester

With a fair few changes against Southampton on Tuesday, expect Everton to play a similar side to the one that saw off Fulham last weekend.

Gylfi Sigurdsson is expected to return to the team, while Lucas Digne will likely replace Leighton Baines, who was given a run out against Southampton.

Richarlison and Theo Walcott will likely start on the wings.

Phil Jagielka, James McCarthy, Andre Gomes and Seamus Coleman all remain out with injury while Everton fans will have to wait for an update on Yerry Mina’s fitness.

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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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