Preview - Leicester City vs Everton 06 October 18

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Match Day 8
Leicester City vs Everton
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
23:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: King Power Stadium

Leicester City:   
Last five matches form: W L L W W
Average goals per match: 1.86
Average goals against per match: 1.43
Top Scorer: James Maddison & Jamie Vardy (3)

Last five matches form: D D L L W
Average goals per match: 1.57
Average goals against per match: 1.57
Top Scorer: Gylfi Sigurdsson & Richarlison (3)

We have what should be an entertaining encounter in store at the King Power Stadium this weekend as Everton come calling to take on Leicester City.

Both of these sides arrive on the back of a good win last time out. Everton having seen off Fulham 3-0 at Goodison Park and Leicester winning 2-0 on the road in Newcastle.

Leicester have won two out of three at home so far this season, beating both Huddersfield and Wolves and losing to Liverpool.

Everton haven't been bad away from home, picking up a 2-2 draw at both Bournemouth and Wolverhampton and playing well despite ultimately losing against Arsenal.

The sides swapped home wins last season, Leicester winning this game 2-0 and Everton coming out on top 2-1 at Goodison.

Matty James and Demarai Gray miss out for Leicester for whom Jamie Vardy is also a slight doubt. James McCarthy and Beni Baningime are on the injured list for Everton.

Leicester can be a pretty good side on their day but weren't particularly impressive against a poor Newcastle side last weekend, despite winning. It is Everton who are playing the better football at present for us. That home defeat against West Ham two games ago seems to have really spurred them into life. They were excellent in the first half against Arsenal and were unlucky to lose on the day, and were again good when seeing off Fulham last weekend.

Take The Toffees to record an away win.

Prediction: Leicester City 1 - 2 Everton


Half time: 1 - 1
Full time: 1 - 2
Shots:  7 - 10
Shots on target: 2 - 8
Corner Kicks: 2 - 10
Possession: 49% - 51%

Daniel Amartey and Ben Chilwell were booked for Leicester who also had Wes Morgan sent off for a second bookable offence in the 63rd minute. Tom Davies was the only Everton man to have his name taken by referee Andre Marriner.

Everton were no doubt aided by the Morgan sending off with 27 minutes left in the clock. They had nevertheless been the better side overall up until that point and deserved the win against a Leicester side who - like many in this division - are struggling to find any kind of consistency.

The Toffees got off to a flyer here, taking the lead in just the seventh minute. Great work from the impressive Bernard down the left flank, tying a couple of defenders in knots before breaking into the box towards the by-line and lofting a ball towards the far post. Richarlison the man on hand to direct a well-controlled effort into the right-hand side of the goal from around ten yards.

Leicester got their equaliser five minutes before the break. Helping to break up play inside his own area, Ricardo Pereira then broke upfield with pace playing a give and go down the left and driving all the way into the Everton area before finishing past Jordan Pickford to the left-hand side.

The winner came in the 77th minute and was a goal fit to win any game. Excellent turn from Gylfi Sigurdsson around 35 yards from goal, with the Icelander then advancing and firing a wonderfully executed strike into the top left-hand corner from around 25 yards.

Everton move up to eleventh in the table, now only behind tenth placed Leicester City on goal difference.

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