Everton vs Leicester City 27 jan 2021
Goodison Park , Liverpool, England
Key Stat: Everton have won five of their last six Premier League matches, including the reverse match against Leicester.
Expert Verdict: Leicester City's title credentials face a fierce test in this game, against an Everton team who have already beaten them once this season – a 2-0 win at Leicester last month. That is one of five league wins in Everton’s last six games and the Toffees can upset the odds to win this one too.
Leicester City will bid to maintain their title push and get some revenge on Everton, who are looking to keep pace with the top four, when the two teams meet in this fixture at the King Power Stadium. The match, on January 27, kicks off at 20:15 local time and sees the third-placed Foxes face the sixth-placed Toffees.
Defenders:Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey, Lucas Digne
Midfielders:Andre Gomes, Abdoulaye Doucoure
Attacking Midfielders:Alex Iwobi, James Rodriguez, Richarlison
Forwards:Dominic Calvert Lewin
Defenders:James Justin, Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Timothy Castagne
Defensive Midfielders:Wilfried Ndidi, Youri Tielemans
Attacking Midfielders:Marc Albrighton, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes
Everton beat Leicester in December to make it consecutive wins against the Foxes for the first time since 2018. In between, Leicester won three matches of their own – including the 2019-20 Carabao Cup quarter-final on penalties. Everton won 2-1 in their last meeting at Goodison Park though, and then 2-0 at Leicester last month too. Richarlison and Mason Holgate scored their goals in the most recent meeting. Here are the results of their last five matches:
Dec 16, 2020: Leicester City 0-2 Everton
Jul 01, 2020: Everton 2-1 Leicester City
Dec 18, 2019: Everton 2-2 (p) Leicester City
Dec 01, 2019: Leicester City 2-1 Everton
Jan 01, 2019: Everton 0-1 Leicester City
Leicester City are favourites to beat Everton and can be backed at 8/5 with 888sport and 10Bet to win. Everton are worth backing given their recent form, recent win at Leicester and Jamie Vardy’s injury absence, however. Everton are 9/5 to win with 10Bet.
Everton’s recent form has been built on good defensive performances, and under 2.5 goals will return 11/10 with 888sport and Betway.
After ending his goal drought in the FA Cup at the weekend, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is 7/5 to score at any time with Bet365.
Everton’s good form does not merit them being outsiders for this one. They can upset the odds and keep pace with the top four.