Posted on: 2021-01-25 11:25:04
Both teams have scored in five of Leicester’s last eight Premier League away games.
Both teams have notched in five of Everton’s last eight home assignments.
Leicester have lost just one of their nine Premier League away games this season.
Everton have dropped points in 50% of their Premier League home matches this term.
Fascinating clash in store at Goodison Park
Brendan Rodgers takes his away day specialists to Merseyside on Wednesday evening where Leicester’s December conquerors Everton await for a top six tussle where action at both ends is anticipated.
The Toffees eased to a 3-0 victory over Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday in their last outing, adding some FA Cup momentum to the head of steam the Blues have been building in the Premier League – though Everton could hit a brick wall in the form of Leicester City this week.
Carlo Ancelotti’s charges took maximum points in five of their last six league games, though their results at Goodison Park – where Everton have lost three of their last five assignments – remain a concern.
Leicester hitting their stride
Leicester warmed up for their trip to Everton by winning their fifth game on the bounce at Brentford’s expense in a routine FA Cup fourth round triumph on Sunday, where City carried their impressive Premier League performances into their knockout endeavours.
An excellent return of 14 points from 18 in the league from a tough gauntlet of fixtures that included games against Tottenham Man Utd, Southampton and Chelsea, has kept the Foxes firmly in the title hunt, while James Maddison’s return to goal-scoring form of late has also been a major positive for Brendan Rodgers.
Back goals at both ends
Everton landed a devastating one-two punch against Leicester when the teams last faced off at the King Power Stadium in December, though the Foxes’ potency on the road could allow them to exact some revenge in Wednesday’s rematch.
Leicester’s defeat to Liverpool at Anfield in November remains their only reverse in nine Premier League away games this term, however, while success on their travels is common for City, clean sheets haven’t been quite as easy to come by.
The Foxes conceded at least once in five of their last seven league assignments as the visiting team, and with that record considered, they are unlikely to shutout a dynamic Everton team spearheaded by Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Even with Jamie Vardy sidelined, Leicester pack plenty of punch of their own however, and only Man Utd have notched more goals in away games than the flying Foxes during the 2020/21 campaign so far.
With action at either end anticipated, backing both teams to score is advised for Wednesday’s game, though our 2-1 correct score prediction tips Leicester to eventually harness their away day expertise.
Everton have dropped points in 50% of their Premier League home games this season, and a Leicester team plundering 2.2 goals per away fixture since the summer look well-equipped to leave the hosts disappointed again.
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