Having enjoyed a weekend off due to the FA Cup fixtures, Everton continues their fight for Premier League survival against Leicester City on Wednesday. You can live-bet on the Premier League action by using our sportsbook.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and England FA Cup odds for Everton vs Leicester. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Everton: Big Week
The Toffees boosted their survival prospects with a crucial 1-0 win over Manchester United last time out. Just three days after coming out on the wrong end of the scoreline in their relegation six-pointer with Burnley, Frank Lampard’s troops bounce back in style beating the Red Devils and they are now sitting three points above the drop zone having a game in hand on 18th-placed Burnley.
They have a difficult end of the season with the clashes with Chelsea, Liverpool, and Arsenal being pivotal for the Premier League bid. The victory against United was the 2nd in a row in front of their home fans and they will try for just the 2nd time this season to win three consecutive home fixtures.
Everton started the season in great fashion, but they have been absolutely horrendous in the last few months. Back in January, Rafa Benitez was sacked as Everton manager after a disappointing six months in charge at Goodison Park. After just 10 days they signed Frank Lampard, who has been out of the game since being sacked as Chelsea manager a year ago.
Everton has thrown away goals all season and under Lampard, they added an extra centre-back which can give the illusion of improved protection. Lampard doesn’t have to completely abandon his ethics and favorite tactics but he needs to take it step by step and try to prepare for the next season. No matter their opponents, we can’t trust Everton, at home, or on the road so we will not include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Leicester: Nothing to Play For
Leicester’s last-minute defeat to Newcastle is just the latest in a long line of negative results for the Foxes on the road this season. They’ve lost eight in 15 road Premier League matches this season, including six of their last eight.
The visitors saw their five-game unbeaten streak across all competitions come to an end last weekend at St James’ Park, with that defeat ending their hopes of challenging for Europe via the Premier League table. Brendan Rodgers is expected to prioritize continental glory in the Europa Conference League from here on out.
Leicester has underachieved this season. After impressively winning the EPL title in 2016 and three years of mid-table finishes, Leicester had two years in a row in which they missed the Champions League spots narrowly. Last year, they finished one point behind Chelsea, while the year before that, they finished four points behind the same team. With Leicester having to play for domestically, don’t even think of backing them if you’re betting online. Wilfred Ndidi, Danny Ward and Ryan Bertrand, and Jamie Vardy will all be out for the visitors.
Everton vs Leicester Head-to-Heads
Recent history does not favor Rodgers’ men ahead of the trip to Goodison Park – with Everton taking seven points from a possible nine in the mutual encounters with Leicester, who could only record a 1-1 draw on the blue half of Merseyside last season. The Foxes have conceded two goals per away game in the league this term losing six of their last eight away fixtures. The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw.
Everton vs Leicester Game Information
- Game: Everton (8-4-18) vs Leicester (11-7-12)
- Location: Goodison Park (Liverpool)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, April 20th. 2:45 p.m. ET
- Everton vs LeicesterLive stream: fubo.tv
Everton vs Leicester Betting Lines
Everton vs Leicester Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as slight favorites being priced at +135 on the three-way moneyline with the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
It’s not possible for Leicester to catch a European spot as they are sitting 14 points behind the top six. The only way they could book a European spot is by winning the Conference League. Next week they will play AS Roma in the semifinal of the competition so we expect them to rest many of their key players against Everton and Aston Villa.
On the other side, for Everton is their game to lose and given the circumstances, we are tempted to go with a straight home win, however, as previously stated, we can’t trust them and the odds for an Everton win are risky. Instead, we’re going for the goals market. Three of the last five head-to-heads between the two sides have seen at least three goals while four of the last five have seen both teams contributing on the scoresheet.