Leicester return to Premier League action after their FA cup exit, as they go in search of their first win since the restart away at Everton. We tip this match that could see Everton move into the top half.
Who is Playing?
Everton vs Leicester City
What competition is it?
Premier League Matchweek 33
What time is Everton vs Leicester?
18:00 GMT Wednesday 1st July 2020
Where do Everton play?
Goodison Park, Liverpool, England
Where can I watch Everton vs Leicester?
Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action
Thoughts on Everton vs Leicester
The two sides come into the match in differing form but both will look to take all three points. The much improved and resolute Everton take on a stuttering Leicester side at Goodison Park. Brendan Rodgers’ side beat Everton 2-1 in the reverse fixture and King Power Stadium in December. Leicester are now struggling to regain some form while Everton are much improved under Carlo Ancelotti and haven’t conceded since the restart. Both sides have only scored once since the restart and have looked solid defensively so we can expect a low-scoring game.
Pressure is mounting on the visitors, who may finally lose their 3rd place spot they have held for some time if they cannot win in Merseyside. Chelsea, Manchester United, and Wolves are all hunting Champions League football and are currently looking much better than the Foxes. Disappointingly for Everton, they are still in the bottom half of the table in 12th position heading into this one. However, they are only four points behind 7th place Tottenham Hotspur and another win here could start a run to a surprise European spot for next season.
Everton unbeaten at home under Ancelotti
A contrasting start and end to the season sees Everton in mid-table just outside the top half. Everton are unbeaten at home under Ancelotti but have only won one of their last five games. However, since the restart, they held Champions Liverpool at home and won away at Norwich. The Toffees have been tight at the back but the goals haven’t been flowing – they have only scored 8 times in 6 home games under Ancelotti.
However, when they have scored at home, it has usually been the first goal. Everton have opening the scoring in 75% of their last eight home league games. The Merseyside club have a much stronger home record than away record too. They average 1.73 PPG at home compared to a measly 0.94 PPG on the road. Brazilian forward Richarlison scored in the first half of the previous clash against the Foxes, and his last Premier League goal also came in the first half against Arsenal.
Can the Foxes get their first win since the restart?
Just like Everton, Leicester have one win from their last 5 league games. Despite sitting in 3rd place, Leicester have not been in suitable form. Leicester got off to a pleasant start this season, winning 12 and losing just two of their fist 16 games. However, their last 15 games have been markedly different, they have won only 4 of their last 15 league games, losing 6 of them. The Foxes won 7 of their first 11 away games in the Premier League this season but haven’t won on the road since New Year’s Day.
They will look to Jamie Vardy to fire them out of this relative rut. Vardy is the current top scorer in the Premier League with 19 goals this season. He is currently on 99 Premier League goals and he will be the first player to join the Premier League 100 Club while playing for Leicester. Luckily for him, Leicester have a sound record at Goodison Park of finding the net, as they have scored in 11 consecutive visits to Goodison Park. 67% of recent H2H meetings have produced Over 3.5 Goals as well.
Head to Head
Everton recent matches
- Norwich (a) 0-1 win
- Liverpool (h) 0-0 draw
- Chelsea (a) 4-0 defeat
- Manchester United (h) 1-1 draw
Leicester recent matches
- Chelsea (h) 0-1 defeat
- Brighton (h) 0-0 draw
- Watford (a) 1-1 draw
- Aston Villa (h) 4-0 win
Everton’s Top Contributors
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Forward) – 13 goals and 1 assist
- Richarlison (Forward) – 10 goals and 3 assists.
Calvert-Lewin’s last goal came on 1st March at home to Manchester United while Richarlison’s last goal came in Everton’s 3-2 defeat at Arsenal on 22nd February.
Leicester’s Top Contributors
- Jamie Vardy (Forward) – 19 goals and 4 assists
- Harvey Barnes (Midfielder) – 6 goals and 6 assists
Vardy and Barnes both got two goals apiece in Leicester’s last win and the last Premier League game before the break. The Foxes won 4-0 at home to strugglers Aston Villa.
|18th December 2019||EVE 2-2 LEI||EFL Cup|
|1st December 2019||LEI 2-1 EVE||Premier League|
|1st January 2019||EVE 0-1 LEI||Premier League|
|6th October 2018||LEI 1-2 EVE||Premier League|
|31st January 2018||EVE 2-1 LEI||Premier League|
Matthew’s Betting Tips
*Odds as of the time of writing (Tuesday 30th June) and subject to change
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