Everton vs Leicester City Betting Tips and Preview
English Premier League. Kick-off: 12.30pm, Tuesday 1st January. Live on Sky Sports Premier League/Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Ultra HD.
THIS clash is a nightmare for tipsters as it pits two of the Premier League's most unpredictable teams into battle.
Few people fancied Leicester to stun both Chelsea and Manchester City over the festive period but Claude Puel's side did just that as they claimed two memorable victories.
That the Foxes then followed it up by losing at home to lowly Cardiff summed up just how flaky they have been this season.
Everton have been equally frustrating for punters this month, shipping six goals at home to Spurs one week then smashing five past Burnley on the road a week later. And just when you thought they had turned a corner, Marco Silva's side slumped to a 1-0 loss in a game you would have fancied them to win at Brighton.
Given the fluctuations in form for both sides it could make sense to back a draw when they go head to head. That's 49/20 with 888 Sport who make Everton the favourites at 21/20 and offer 14/5 on a Leicester win.
That's probably down to home advantage but Everton have been pretty honking at Goodison in recent weeks and haven't won there in the last three games.
There have been goals galore in games involving the Toffees this month, with the exception of that 1-0 loss at Brighton, so it could pay to back an entertaining clash.
Over 2.5 goals is 49/50 with 888 Sport and the odds stretch to 5/2 for over 3.5 goals, although that's less likely given Leicester haven't exactly been free-scoring.
There may be some value to be had in the market on corners, where under 9.5 looks generous at 29/20 with 888 Sport.
Everton star Richarlison leads the way in the goalscorer markets at 17/4 for first scorer and 13/8 to net at any time. For a better longer-odds option, try free-kick specialist Lucas Digne who is 16/1 to break the deadlock and 7/1 for anytime scorer.
- Draw 49/20 (888 Sport)
- Under 9.5 corners 29/20 (888 Sport)
- Lucas Digne anytime scorer 7/1 (888 Sport)