Prediction and odds for the game: Everton (7/5) vs Leicester (19/10)
We are backing the home win
When: Saturday 05th November 2022, Kick-off 17:30
Where: Goodison Park
In Saturday’s late kick-off in the Premier League, Everton host struggling Leicester at Goodison Park as the visitors look to escape the relegation zone.
The Toffees have shown signs of improvement of late in the Premier League. A 0-0 draw at Fulham last time means that Frank Lampard’s team has taken four points from their previous two games. The men from Merseyside have also now kept back-to-back clean sheets in the Premier League.
A victory in this clash could well move the Toffees into the top half of the table. They could even leapfrog bitter-rivals Liverpool in the table, even if it is only temporarily.
Everton have been a bit of an inconsistent recent home record of late. However, the Toffees have lost just one of their last five home matches. They have also kept clean sheets in three of their last four Premier League games at Goodison Park.
When it comes to the recent history of this fixture, it favours the Toffees as they are unbeaten in the last six meetings with Leicester, including five in the Premier League. However, the majority of games between these two teams at Goodison Park have produced draws, with nine of the 16 Premier League games played at the grand old stadium ending all square. Leicester has also won just twice at Everton in the Premier League era.
A promising run of recent form in the Premier League for the Foxes ended last time out, as Brendan Rodgers’ team suffered a 1-0 defeat by reigning champions Manchester City. The loss ended a three-game unbeaten league run and a run of three straight clean sheets in the English top flight for the men from the Midlands.
Last weekend’s results leave Leicester in 18th place in the Premier League. However, the Foxes will feel confident that they can escape the drop zone, especially with that recent defensive improvement.
One facet of their play that needs to improve if they are to escape the relegation zone is their away form, as Rodgers’ team has won just once in seven away games in the English top flight. However, that win was in a 4-0 win at Wolves in their last away match. The victory ended a five-game losing streak away from home in the Premier League.
This could be a close encounter, which is unlikely to be high-scoring, as both teams have improved defensively of late in their recent Premier League outings. We are backing Everton to record a narrow victory in a low-scoring game, so we are also backing under 2.5 goals scored.
Our Tips: We are backing the home win at odds of 7/5 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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