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Leicester City v Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

October 26, 2017

- Grant Whittington

King Power Stadium - Premier League

Claude Puel will sit in the Leicester City dugout for the first time as David Unsworth continues in charge of Everton, who are in the Premier League’s bottom three.

Past Meetings

Everton have had the better of this fixture over the years with 40 wins to Leicester’s 33, while there have been 32 draws. Last season Everton won 2-0 at Leicester and 4-2 at home although Leicester won 2-1 at Goodison Park in the FA Cup.

In their title winning season of 2015-16 it was Leicester’s turn to do the double, scoring three goals on each occasion but they had not won any of the previous 11 meetings, nine of those being drawn.

Team News

Everton caretaker-manager David Unsworth will be assessing his players so there could be changes and perhaps chances for players from his talented Under-23 side.

Similarly Leicester caretaker Michael Appleton might be tempted to give a chance to former Djurgaarden man Daniel Amartey who was excellent at right back in the mid-week Carabao Cup win over Leeds. After grabbing his first goal since his big money move from Manchester City, and claiming an assist into the bargain, Kelechi Iheanacho could be in line for selection too.

Leicester City v Everton Preview and Predictions

Leicester are 6/5 to beat Everton with Everton at 3/1 to win. The odds on a draw are 5/2.

Both sides sacked their managers before mid-week Carabao Cup games and go into this first Premier League game after their changes with each side hoping for a positive reaction. Everton are in the bottom three but just one point behind 14th placed Leicester so the winner here will take substantial spoils.

Leicester are 17/2 to win 2-1 and 10/1 to take the game 2-0. For the same results Everton are 14/1 to win 2-1 and 20/1 to win 2-0.

Everton spent big on their goalkeeper, defence and midfield in the summer, financing the spree from the sale of striker Romelu Lukaku. Despite the acquisition of Wayne Rooney, the Toffees' sticking point is the lack of a regular scorer. Unsworth will have his work cut out finding goals before the January transfer window, if he remains in charge that long.

Leicester boast Jamie Vardy and big money strikers Islam Slimani and Iheanacho, as well as the hard working Shinji Okazak. There look to be more goals in the home side so the Foxes, with home advantage, are tipped to win.

Recommended Bets

Jamie Vardy to score the first goal at 19/4

Vardy has five Premier League goals so far and will be as determined as anyone to impress a potential new manager.

Leicester to lead at half time and full time at 13/5

Often quick starters and with Riyad Mahrez back in form, Okazaki buzzing and Vardy the game’s likeliest scorer, Leicester with home advantage could make Everton’s season even worse.

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