Leicester is in great shape and holds a Champions League ticket. With Chelsea and Manchester United on their back, the Foxes need to keep winning. Can they?
Everton has not been happy so far, even though some performances of the team have improved somewhat recently. After already changing coaches this season, the main focus is probably still on reaching the international places. For this, however, they would need a very good final sprint. Here is our Everton – Leicester tip for the Premier League bet of the day.
On the other side, Leicester is in great shape as it shows the outstanding 3rd place in the table. However, the Champions League participation is not yet for sure and the gap has melted continuously in the last games.
The Italian star coach Carlo Ancelotti took over as coach at Everton in December. Since then, the team has continued to develop and has only lost 4 out of the last 14 games. In the table, they are now in a secure 12th place after fighting against relegation at the beginning of the season. They will have nothing to do with this anymore and the gap to an international place is only 4 points.
Everton’s home strength
They will try to get as many victories as possible to possibly jump to 7th place. The current form is also quite impressive. Although the team won only one out of the last 5 games, they included a 0-0 against Liverpool and a 1-1 draw against Manchester United. In their last game, they beat Norwich City 0-1 away. It was the second game in a row without conceding any goals. Overall, they hold a balanced record of 11 wins, 8 draws and 12 losses and the goal difference is 38-46.
In addition, their home record can certainly be identified as a strength, because 7 of 15 home games were won and 5 were draws. Everton has been unbeaten for a total of 8 home games, and generally no home game has been lost under Carlo Ancelotti. Also in 4 of these 8 home games they managed to keep a “clean sheet” and only once they conceded more than a goal.
Champions League spots are in danger
Leicester City is the last team outside the Big Six to celebrate the championship in England. This was in 2016 and since then the club has always placed in the middle of the table. This season, however, they have taken a big step forward. With Brendan Rodgers on the sidelines they seem to have found just the right man. After 31 days of play, they are in a sensational 3rd place behind Liverpool and Manchester City. However, the club has been without a win for 2 league games and the lead from the 5th place has shrunk to 3 points. The team must therefore win urgently in order not to slip out of the top 4 of the table.
So far, they have a record of 16 wins, 7 draws and 8 losses. With 59 goals scored, they are the 3rd best offensive team in the league and with only 29 goals, the 2nd best defence. However, the team is struggling away, as they have 5 defeats, 7 wins and 3 draws. On average, they manage to score 2.00 goals in those away games and allow only 1.00 goals to the opponent. However, they have not been able to win in 4 away games and have not even scored twice. As a result, they are only in 12th place in the form table of the last 8 games. The first game against Everton this season, however, was a 2-1 win. It was the 3rd consecutive win against Everton FC.
Stats for the Everton – Leicester tip
- Everton have opened the scoring in six (75%) of their last eight home league games.
- Leicester have scored in 11 consecutive visits to Goodison Park.
- Seven of the previous 11 H2H matches at Goodison Park produced over 3.5 goals.
- Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has netted in each of his previous two away PL matches against Everton. Both strikes arrived after half-time.
- Leicester City travel to Merseyside having won just two of their previous ten competitive matches (W2, D4, L4). Despite boasting the third-highest goal average in the PL (with 1.9 goals per game) they have scored over 1.5 goals in just one of their previous eight competitive matches.
Everton – Leicester tip
Everton have performed well in the last games and have been unbeaten in 8 home games. Leicester City, on the other hand, has lost its lead in the last few games. The Foxes’ last two games ended in a draw. We could very well imagine a draw in this game due to the current form of the two teams. The odds for a tip X are quite lucrative. The defensive strength of the two teams must not be neglected. We therefore think that there will be under 2.5 goals.
Bet of the day
- Everton – Leicester: Χ
- Everton – Leicester: Under 2.5 goals
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