Everton vs Leicester by PatrickBateman
Everton are 7th with 51 points. They have been in pretty good form lately, having lost only two times in the last eleven games. Both of those losses came on the road - 3:2 against Tottenham and 3:1 against Liverpool. In the last game they played 1:1 at Old Trafford. Everton got the lead in 22nd minute when Jagielka scored following a corner kick. United were trying to equalize, but the visitors were holding up pretty good. However, in the 93rd minute, Williams handed the ball in the box which got him sent off and United got a chance from the penalty. Ibrahimovic converted it, snatching a point for the hosts deep into stoppage time. Coleman, Funes Mori, Bolasie, McCarthy, Lennon and Besic are out due to injuries, while Williams is suspended. Also, Schneiderlin is questionable due to calf injury.
Leicester are 11th with 36 points. After Shakespeare took the reigns, Leicester recorded six consecutive wins, which saw them progressing into the quarterfinals of Champions League, as well as rising to eight points from the drop zone. Last time out they recorded a routine victory at home against Sunderland 2:0. They were in control the whole match, but couldn`t get the goal before 69th minute, when Slimani scored. Vardy secured three points nine minutes later, and Leicester could celebrate their sixth win out of six games. It has to be said that five of those games were played at King Power, but they did manage to get an away victory in a thriller against West Ham, proving that they haven`t forgotten how to win on the road. Leicester will miss Morgan who is out due to back problem.
Everton are coming as favourites here, mostly thanks to their good home performances this season. Also, they have arguably better team, but missings of their key players mean that Leicester could have a chance here. Last time these two met in FA Cup in January at Goodison Park, Leicester won 2:1, and that was at the time when Leicester were at the peak of their crisis. This time Leicester are in great form, and with Everton missing some key defenders, visitors could be dangerous here. On the other hand, Leicester will be missing Wes Morgan, and even though he hasn`t been in best form this season, his absence will be felt. Everton will attack from the first minute, since they are always playing offensively at home, and Leicester should have enough to answer them. Considering missings from both sides, as well as the setup of the game, I think we should see goals from both sides. And since Everton`s home games are often a high-scoring encounters, adding over 2.5 goals offers a good value at the odds of 2.20. With all that being said both teams to score and over 2.5 goals seems like a logical pick here.
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|Both Teams To Score and Over 2.5 Goals||Bet365||2.20||8||4-2 WON (+9.6 units)|