Everton vs Leicester City: Premier League- Match Preview and Lineups
Everton vs Leicester City- Match Overview
Both teams will fancy their chances in this game. Third place Leicester enter the game needing confidence after failing to register a win since the Premier League re-started. 12th place Everton will be looking for a win in order to attain a strong finish on the top half of the standings after what has been a frustrating season for them.
Everton are undefeated in their two games since the re-start. They claimed an impressive 0-0 draw against the new Champions of England Liverpool two weeks ago before claiming a 1-0 win against Norwich City in their last game.
Everton vs Leicester-Team News
The Toffees are the only Premier League team who are unbeaten at home in all competitions since the start of 2020. They will be looking to continue their good form in order to potentially push for Europa League football next season.
Injury news: Cenk Tosun and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are long-term absentees for Everton and are expected to miss the game. Djibril Sidibe who is suffering from an inflammation in his foot is also expected to sit the game out as is Theo Walcott. Everton could be set to welcome back Yerry Mina and Fabian Delph for the first time since the Premier League’s re-start.
Form (Premier League): WLDLDW
Leicester will not face an easy task. They will be looking for points in order to ensure that they retain third place and remain on course to return to the Champions League next season.
Injury news: Leicester are set to be without James Maddison after he missed the team’s FA Cup clash with Chelsea due to a hip injury. Maddison’s absence could mean that Dennis Praet could be in to receive another start. Ricardo Pereira and Daniel Amartey are set to miss the game.
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Everton vs Leicester Predicted Lineups:
Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne; Iwobi, Davies, Gomes, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi; Gray, Tielemans, Praet, Barnes; Vardy
Leicester have won the last three games which was played between the teams though Everton will be stronger this time. It could end up in a 1-1 draw. Everton’s defending has been resolute recently whilst Leicester’s attack has been misfiring in front of goal.