Everton

V

Goodison Park

31/01/2018 | 7:45 pm

Leicester City

V

Goodison Park

31/01/2018 | 7:45 pm

In a sentence: With the visitors chasing a Europa League spot, a victory under the lights at Goodison Park will be a huge statement of their ambitions.

Last time: Back in October, Leicester managed to win 2-0 at the King Power Stadium thanks to goals from Jamie Vardy and Demarai Gray.

This time: Everton are 15/8 to win, whilst a draw is 21/10 and another Leicester win is at 6/4.

You might remember: The reverse of this fixture back in October was David Unsworth’s first in temporary charge of the Toffees following the sacking of Ronald Koeman.

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Theo Walcott was signed by Everton to add pace and goals to Sam Allardyce’s struggling side

In recent weeks, the form of these two sides couldn’t have been more opposite. Since sacking Craig Shakespeare and appointing Claude Puel, the Foxes have been on an upward turn and have managed to find themselves in the last remaining Europa League stop and only a few points behind Arsenal in sixth. A good cup display away at Peterborough United may have been criticised by some, but it looks to be a smart move from Puel.

As for the home side, Everton have moved away from a relegation scrap for the time being, but without a win since the middle of December, Big Sam needs to turn it around quickly before some of the sides below them catch up.

At 15/8, you might fancy putting something on Everton to win this one but at 6/4, you’d be silly to bet against an inform Leicester side.

A 2-1 Leicester win is priced at 17/2, but never bet against Big Sam to guide his team to a crafty 1-0 win, which is 7/1.

If it’s goal scorers you’re looking for, Everton’s new Turkish signing Cenk Tosun is 5/1 to be the first goal scorer, whilst Riyad Mahrez is a good price at 9/1 to opening the scoring on Merseyside.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Goals from set pieces. Both sides have players who are able to score from free kicks and corners, so 19/2 on Harry Maguire to score at any time doesn’t look too outrageous.

2

We fancy:

Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy to both get on the scoresheet. Rooney is at 23/10 to score at any time whilst Vardy is 7/5.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

A 4-0 Everton win is at 80/1, with Theo Walcott to get a hat trick is at 200/1. Told you it was a long shot!

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Written by Tom Scholes

Tom Scholes is a huge sports fan with football and baseball his main passions. He follows football in England, France, Italy and the USA and when he’s not busy writing, Tom is usually making short documentaries or teaching music and history.