Leicester City face Everton this afternoon looking to capitalise on Man City and Chelsea both dropping points yesterday. The Foxes, who were 10/3 with Star Sports to finish ‘best of the rest’ at the beginning of the season, now have a major chance at Champions League football and even with half the season left to go they are now 2/7 to finish in the top four with Star. A win today would take them nine points clear of fifth placed Tottenham, a sizeable gap even with so much ground to cover in the season.
Everton are having a tough time of late with just two wins out of their last eight Premier League matches, and they are just two points ahead of 18th placed Southampton and last week’s loss to Norwich means they’ve lost to all three promoted clubs this season. The heavy investment of majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri hasn’t been rewarded with the sort of progress that was expected when he arrived.
Leicester City v Everton
16:30 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD*
(Maximum 10 matches)
JAN 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Everton 0-1 Leicester
OCT 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 1-2 Everton
JAN 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Everton 2-1 Leicester
OCT 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 2-0 Everton
APR 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Everton 4-2 Leicester
JAN 2017 FA CUP Everton 1-2 Leicester
DEC 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 0-2 Everton
MAY 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 3-1 Everton
DEC 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Everton 2-3 Leicester
FEB 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Everton 2-2 Leicester
AUG 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 2-2 Everton
Leicester are going in a completely different direction. Their 2-0 success over Brighton last week made it five straight wins, their best ever Premier League run, and they are playing with the confidence and and fluency that Brendan Rogers was brought to the club to instil. Jamie Vardy, who is brilliantly supported by James Maddison and Ayoze Perez, is currently the League’s top goal scorer with 12 goals and it would be no surprise to see him find the net at least once again here.
Leicester have only conceded 8 goals so far this season, the lowest in the league. The pairing of Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu has helped see them keep four consecutive league clean sheets, with Ben Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira also as effective covering their backs, whilst there’s extra midfield protection covering the for the Wilfried Ndidi providing the steel in midfield.
Given a lack of a prolific striker for Everton this season, there could well be a fifth straight clean sheet and it’s likely Leicester will keep up their awesome run.
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