Everton – Leicester : Preview & Prediction
Everton and Leicester City meet at Goodison Park in a match for the 21st round of the Barclays Premier League. Everton won away by (1-2) from the last time they faced off in this edition of the league on 10-06-2018. At this stage, the record of direct confrontations indicates balance between these two teams, since there was 1 tie and 2 wins for each team in the last 5 games. However, the last time they faced in this stadium was in 31-01-2018, in a game for Barclays Premier League that ended the victory of Everton by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by T. Walcott (25 ‘and 39’) for Everton and by J. Vardy (71 ‘) for Leicester City. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 7 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses, the home team is in 10th place, having won 27 points. In the last match, they lost with Brighton & Hove Albion away by (1-0), after in the previous game to have won away in a game against Burnley, by (1-5). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Everton had 18 points out of 30, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in their last 10 games at their home stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home games, as 9 of the last 10 matches they played for this competition ended with over 1.5 goals. In 20 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 8 times and never managed to turn the score.
Everton is a club that has nine Premier League titles, being the last title won in the 1986/87 season, as well as having five FA Cup titles and nine English Super Cup titles. In the current season, the team has been doing a relatively good campaign within the national championship, having won 27 of 60 points so far, thus being in the middle of the table, away from the first and last placed. In the last five games that Everton played as principal, counting only the national championship, in four of them were scored more than 1.5 goals. I believe that in this match, Everton will again be able to score their goals and make one more exciting game inside their stadium.
After 8 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses, the visiting team is in 8th place, having won 28 points. In the last match, they lost to Cardiff City at home (0-1), having won 2-1 at home against Manchester City in their last match. This is a team that curiously has more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with a total of 22 goals scored and 25 conceded. Already inside the home, it conquered 5 victories, 5 ties and 5 defeats, with a total of 19 goals scored and 14 suffered. In the league, Leicester City had 14 points out of 30, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in their last 10 away games. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 1-0, which occurred in 4 of his 10 matches. In 20 games in this competition, only got 3 turns on the board in the 13 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 away games for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: scored 5 of his 12 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘); suffered 5 of his 13 goals in minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Leicester City is a club that has already won the Premier League once throughout its history, a title won in the 2015/16 season, as well as having seven Championship titles and three Football. In the current season, the team has been making an irregular campaign, having won 25 of 54 points so far, being in the middle of the table, away from the first placed. In the last five games that Leicester City played as principal, counting only the national championship, in four of them the team scored their goals against opponents. I believe that in this match, even playing away from home, Leicester City can score goals and thus will make a game quite busy.
Everton – Leicester : Betting Tips
Everton – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70