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Leicester City v Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

October 03, 2018

- Grant Whittington

King Power Stadium - Premier League

Marco Silva's Everton head to the King Power Stadium this weekend, looking to bounce back from their EFL Cup exit at the hands of Southampton.

Past Meetings

Both sides won the home leg of their meetings last season, with Everton winning 2-1 at Goodison Park, and The Foxes emerging as 2-0 victors in the East Midlands - with Jamie Vardy scoring in both games.

Team News

Leicester are hopeful that Vardy will be able to play a shin injury in their last game, follow a horror tackle from Jonjo Shelvey. But Demarai Gray and Matty James are both still sidelined through injury.

Seamus Coleman has returned to light training, but it is unlikely that Silva will risk him at this stage, and the same is true for summer signings Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina.

Midfielder James McCarthy and Beni Baningime are both still some way off a return to first team action.

Leicester City v Everton Preview and Predictions

Claude Puel's Leicester have recovered from a recent blip in form, to win their last two Premier League matches - against Huddersfield and Newcastle, ahead of the visit of The Toffees.

Alongside that, their notoriously good home form has helped them so far this season, and only Liverpool have beaten them at the King Power Stadium in 2018-19.

Everton have been more inconsistent, losing to West Ham and Arsenal, before beating Fulham, in Premier League action.
However Silva can draw some positivity from the fact that the Arsenal game was their only away defeat of the season, following draws at Wolves and Bournemouth.

Given Everton's ability to grind out results on the road, a draw looks to be a good option in this game, priced at 9/4.
Likewise the Arsenal defeat was the only game Everton have failed to score in this season, and Puel's side have netted in all of their Premier League games so far in 2018-19.

With that in mind a both teams to score bet is available at 8/13.

Recommended Bets

A 1-1 draw at 11/2

Both sides are in good shape so far this season, although Puel is likely to be the happier of the two bosses ahead of this game, but Everton are making progress under their new manager. A draw is a low risk bet, and a point would be a fair reflection of both sides form in the past month.

Jamie Vardy to score first at

Vardy was the main man when these two sides met last season, and he is good form ahead of their meeting this weekend. He has three goals so far this season, despite serving a three game suspension, and he has netted two goals in his last two games for Leicester.

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