The second Saturday’s match that we are going to analyse brings us duel between 8th-placed Leicester and 11th-positioned Everton, which has three points fewer at the moment. Both teams won their previous league matches, while Leicester eliminated Wolverhampton from the League Cup after penalties, a Southampton did the same to Everton. Let’s add that last year both their league matches had ended as victories of home teams.
Right because of that Leicester fans believe their team can win all three points at home against the guests from Liverpool, especially as it has three-game winning streak. We have said that the Foxes managed to win Wolverhampton in the League Cup only after penalty shootout, while in the Premier League they firstly won Huddersfield at home 3-1 and then last weekend Newcastle 2-0 away.
Those six points propelled the Foxes to the upper half of table, where they have three points fewer than teams which occupy positions that qualify them for European competitions. Nevertheless, it is more important that after two defeats in a row the Foxes managed to recover and we expect from manager Puel to send on the pitch against Everton the same 11 players like in the previous round, given that still out of action are only injured midfielder James and winger Gray.
Unlike Leicester the guests from Liverpool couldn’t pass the fourth round of the League Cup as they lost at home to Southampton four days ago, although we need to add that the result after regular 90 minutes was 1-1. Before that team led by manager Silva won very valuable victory over Fulham 3-0 at home in the Premiership, given in that way they put an end to four-game winless streak of two defeats and two draws.
True, in the second round Everton won Southampton at home, while out of three so far played away matches it lost only to Arsenal and consequently it is quite certain that will now against Leicester play bravely and with objective to score goal more than their rival. Regarding problems with absences, due to injuries still out of action are defenders Coleman and Mina, and midfielders McCarthy and Gomes.
Although the Saturday’s match comes for Leicester after three-game winning streak we shouldn’t forget that Everton lost just once out of three previous away matches, and consequently we expect to play bravely and offensively.
Bet Type: Both teams to score
Best Odds: 1.70 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 06-Oct-2018 16:00 CET
Event Result: 1:2(1:1)
Profit: +28.00 Units