Leicester – Everton SOCCER PICKS
Leicester City and Everton face each other at King Power Stadium, in a match for the 8th round of the Premier League. The history of direct matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, in 29 -10-2017, for the Premier League, Leicester City won by (2-0). J. Vardy (18 ‘) and D. Gray (29′) scored the goals for Leicester City. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
After 4 wins and 3 losses, the home team is currently in the 8 th position, with 12 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Newcastle United by (0-2), after in the previous match they have won (3-1) at home, against Huddersfield Town. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses in away matches, with 31 goals scored and 30 conceded; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 14 suffered. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Leicester City has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 7 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 48 of the last 54 matches they have played have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 9 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times, but have won the first leg in 2. In the last 5 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘ ).
The Leicester enters this day motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 0-2, in the visit to the land of the Newcastle: Vardy and Maguire marked the goals of the victory. The English Vardy is the main reference of attack of the landlords. It will not be surprising that Leicester chooses to act with a tactical design in 4-3-3, with the aim of channeling their offensive process through the central corridor. The home club coach will not be able to count on Matty James and Demarai Gray, because they are injured.
After 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 9 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Arsenal, by (2-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Fulham, by (3-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home loss to Southampton by (3-4), in the shoot-out on penalties. In the last 10 away matches Everton has won 2, tied 4 and lost 4. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 6 of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored with Regularity, as they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In 9 matches, they suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.
Everton enter this day after a defeat, on penalties, against Southampton, to count for the English League Cup. One of the great valences of visitors is the ability they demonstrate in a situation of disadvantage, being that most of the time they manage to give a good response. The Everton presents some difficulties in the aerial soccer, attending to the low average stature of its players. It is guessed that the foreign team will act in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced pieces are Richarlison, Cenk Tosun and Walcott. The Everton coach will not be able to count on Baningime, McCarthy and Yerry Mina, for being injured.