Leicester vs Everton by Luke
Leicester is still struggling to find some consistency in their form, but the side did improve last weekend as they managed to take a three pointer in a 1:2 victory away to Swansea last Saturday evening and move above the relegation zone, at least for now having just a point more than relegating placed today's rivals.
They were better in the first halftime and took the lead with an own goal in 24th minute, maybe even deserving to score the second one too, while the Foxes also entered better the second halftime too, doubling up the lead in 49th minute via Okazaki, with the home team being better till the end, but only managing to reduce the deficit via Mawson in 56th minute. During the midweek, the side won over Leeds in Carabao Cup 3:1, improving their atmosphere even further.
Midfielder Adrien Silva can't play till January, while injured remain central defender Robert Huth (no performance anyway) and defensive midfielder Matty James (4/0). Their manager Claude Puel will make a debut In Premiership, but shouldn't change much in comparison to the side that won over the Swans last time out.
Everton, on the other side, is far away from their good old form from previous season, as the team has just two victories, two draws and five defeats for now, being at the relegating placed spot and looking quite unconvincing so far in the season. They disappointed and got defeated once again in the season last weekend against Arsenal, even though they took the lead in 13th minute via Rooney.
However, the side got outplayed by the Gunners even already in the first halftime, but the visitors only leveled up in 40th minute via Monreal, but showed plenty of their potential in the second halftime. Ozil brought them into the 2:1 lead in 53rd, while it was easier for them once the hosts stood playing with a man less in 68th minute when Gueye got red carded (as they sealed the victory thanks to goals from Lacazette, Ramsey and Sanchez), with hosts reducing temporarily via Niasse, but impression is that they would have suffered heavy defeat even if they have had played with equal number of players.
Defenders Seamus Coleman, Ramiro Funes Mori, midfielder Ross Barkley and forward Yannick Bolasie remains sidelined with injuries without performing this season. Midfielder Idrissa Gueye (9/0) is suspended for this one now, while defensive midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin remains doubtful.
- Leicester have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches against Everton.
- Leicester have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches against Everton.
No matter against which side they play, players of Everton somehow seem off and short in their performances. Leicester is now on a run of two consecutive victories in competitive matches and I see them being way closer to a victory here than the odds suggest against a side that was completely unimpressive on the road so far.