Leicester vs. Everton Betting Tips: Back the hosts in relegation battle
A pivotal battle in the frantic scramble for Premier League survival takes place at the King Power on Monday night when relegation rivals Leicester City (18th) take on Everton (19th), live on Sky Sports (8pm)...
Leicester and Everton have been Premier League mainstays for a long long time but this season has been extremely difficult for them both.
Top-flight status is firmly on the line as they both sit in the bottom three with just five games left to play.
The Foxes have looked all over the place defensively for the entire campaign, they’ve failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their 18 matches since the World Cup break.
At the King Power, they’ve recorded three points in four matches from 16, but have looked much stronger since Dean Smith was appointed.
Everton and Sean Dyche have a massive fight on their hands, they’re odds-on to be relegated from the Premier League.
The severe lack of goals will be a key factor if the Toffees face the drop, no club has scored fewer goals than the side from Merseyside with a measly 25.
Leicester vs Everton Tips
I may be brave backing a side who have looked vulnerable for so long but they do host a side who don’t provide a threat at all away from Goodison Park.
The visitors were totally outclassed in their previous match against an impressive Newcastle side, conceding four goals can’t give them a whole load of confidence.
Leicester have played once at home under Dean Smith which ended in victory, they created plenty of chances within the 90 minutes.
In the three clashes under the new boss, they’ve recorded 41 shots and upwards of 2xG in each fixture.
With James Maddison pulling the strings for the Foxes, they’re always going to create chances against sides as poor as Everton.
Harvey Barnes and Tete will cause problems on either wing whilst club legend Jamie Vardy is expected to lead the line after his goal off the bench at Elland Road, he’ll be wanting to pull his club through this difficult time.
With both sides needing a win, the desperation factor could quite easily kick in. We all know the vulnerabilities both sides possess, there were 34 shots in the reverse and 26 in this fixture last campaign.
In Leicester’s most recent match, 28 shots were taken with 31 coming in the clash prior to that. When they hosted Bournemouth there were 33 shots on the day.
Everton have seen this line land in four of their last six matches, with just a handful of games left to play defeat can’t be an option given the tricky remaining fixtures the club faces. Brighton and Man City play Dyche’s side after this six-pointer which will be ridiculously tough.
With a huge match-up taking place on Monday night, these two selections should have a great chance. The attacking power of the hosts should have enough to claim all three points as I expect them to avoid the drop by the skin of their teeth.