Everton vs. Leicester City – EPL, January 27, 2021
This is a fascinating game in prospect on Wednesday as Brendan Rodgers returns to the city of Liverpool in charge of a Leicester team that has to be considered real title contenders now.
Everton has also been very impressive this season and will be hoping that it can push for a European spot at the very least.
Everton vs. Leicester City Odds
Oddsmakers can hardly choose between these two sides and just about makes Leicester the slight favorite to win at Goodison Park on Wednesday. This will be a very evenly matched game, though – and the odds for a draw might be the most attractive for many.
Everton vs. Leicester City Match Preview
James Rodriguez was given another chance to show just how talented he is at the weekend, as Everton easily overcame Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup. His skill has been a high point in a very good season for Everton, and he will undoubtedly be the focus of many of his side’s attacking movements against Leicester as well.
But Carlo Ancelotti will have to make do without both Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure, who will both be unavailable until the end of the month. That leaves a big hole in the defensive section of the midfield that needs to be filled. If Everton can get that right on Wednesday, then it might have a chance of winning this game.
Another reason for optimism at Everton is the news that Jamie Vardy will not be part of the Leicester squad this week, as he is out until the middle of February because of the need for hernia surgery. The Foxes have overcome a reliance on the England striker this season, but he is still a big miss for the team.
James Maddison has been particularly influential in the way Leicester has played recently, adding a few goals to his overall contribution. He will need to be in top form here and hope that others such as Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans help Leicester fans forget about the absence of their goal king.
Everton vs. Leicester City Pick
Leicester is playing some very good soccer again this season and would probably have got my vote here if it wasn’t for the absence of Jamie Vardy. There is still a lot of talent in the squad, but he is always a danger even when the team is not performing quite as well as normal. Everton has some huge talents of its own, of course, and I feel as though this will be an epic battle that ends up with the points shared.