Match Preview : Leicester vs Everton

Leicester did remarkably well to fight back from 2-0 down to drew 2-2 with Stoke despite being reduced to 10 men for more than an hour.

Claudio Ranieri will want to use that fighting spirit shown to kickstart their league campaign and a return to the King Power Stadium should help them with that having only lost one game there all season in the league.

The manner of Everton’s 1-0 defeat Monday’s Merseyside Derby would have been a bitter pill to swallow for Ronald Koeman’s side. It was their first league defeat at Goodison Park since March (vs Arsenal) and now they must quickly turn their attentions to Monday’s clash with Leicester as they bid to get back on track. In truth, the January transfer window cannot come soon enough for Koeman.

Everton have lost five of their last six on the road in the Premier League and could be set for further misery this festive period with another defeat away to Leicester.

Team News

Leicester – Leicester are without Christian Fuchs and Robert Huth for the reception of Everton on Monday after the duo picked up their fifth yellow cards of the season last weekend. Ben Chilwell and Luis Hernandez should profit with game time here as a result.

Jamie Vardy was shown a straight red card in their 2-2 draw with Stoke last time out Leicester failed in their attempts to overturn the decision.

Danny Drinkwater has missed Leicester’s last four matches through suspension and injury and remains a slight doubt here with a knee injury.

Ahmed Musa, Demarai Gray and Leonardo Ulloa will all be pushing for starts here.

Everton – Everton can call upon Phil Jagielka once more after he missed Monday’s Merseyside Derby through suspension.

Maarten Stekelenburg and James McCarthy were both forced off with injuries during the 1-0 defeat and both are expected to miss out on Boxing Day.

Ronald Koeman is also still without Muhamed Besic, Matthew Pennington and Yannick Bolasie, while Arouna Kone is a doubt.

The Everton manager may look to tinker with the team that started against Liverpool, with the likes of Aaron Lennon and Ross Barkley not assured of their starting spots.

Match Facts

Leicester are undefeated in 22 of their last 23 home matches in Premier League.

Everton have lost their last 4 away matches in Premier League.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Leicester’s last 7 home Premier League games .

Leicester have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Everton in all competitions.

Leicester have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches against Everton in all competitions.

Leicester have conceded at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (Premier League).

Leicester are undefeated in their last 7 home matches against Everton in all competitions.

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Leicester City has 2.50 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Everton has 2.97 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 3.30.

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