Two in-form teams in the Premier League lock horns in the Premier League to gain a strong stance on their top-four hopes. Everton will be looking to extend their current run at Goodison Park this Wednesday with a kickoff at 11:15 pm.
The Toffees have five wins in their last top-six flight games, while Leicester City has won three in a row in the competition. The sides are unbeaten in their last six.
This campaign is shaping up to a memorable one for both Leicester City and Everton. Both sides made their way to the fifth round of the FA Cup. Everton saw off Sheffield 3-0 while Leicester won 3-1 against Championship side Brentford.
Carlo Ancelotti and Brendan Rodgers welcome a deep run into the world’s most famous domestic cup competition. However, all their attention will turn to the Premier League this week.
The Toffees trail their opponents by six points but benefit from having two games in hand. In case they pull off those two wins, Ancelotti will be back in contention for the title race and not only the top four.
A major concern for Ancelotti will be their form at Goodison Park, where they have lost three of their last five Premier League meetings. Only Manchester United have picked up more points on their travels in the English top-flight this term than Leicester.
Everton vs. Leicester City Head to Head
Both sides have 16 games against each other, with Everton taking home six wins while Leicester City with eight wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Everton 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Wolves 1-2 Everton
Everton 2-1 Rotherham United
Everton 0-1 West Ham United
Sheffield United 0-1 Everton
Brentford 1-3 Leicester
Leicester 2-0 Chelsea
Leicester 2-0 Southampton
Stoke City 0-4 Leicester
Newcastle 1-2 Leicester
Everton Team News
Jamie Vardy underwent hip surgery but won’t feature on the sidelines for too long. However, he remains unavailable for their trip to Goodison Park. Kelechi Iheanacho is the most viable choice to fill in. However, Rodgers picked Ayoze Perez instead against Brentford.
Leicester City Team News
As for the home side, Lucas Digne and Alexis Iwobi are in line to make returns from their respective injuries. A major plus for Ancelotti was Dominic Calvert-Lewin ending his six-match goal drought at the weekend. Allan and Fabian Delph remain sidelined.
Prediction and Odds
The Toffees have been in good form, but what comes as a concern is their current form at Goodison Park.
Leicester City Win
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: 2H