Leicester City – Everton FC
The 2022/23 season is slowly but surely entering its decisive phase and also in the Premier League the last matchdays are on the schedule. Thus, the 34th matchday comes to an end next Monday and in this case we look very deep into the bottom of the table. The Foxes from Leicester are up against Everton FC. Two teams that have always been fighting for the international business in the last few years will have to fight for survival this season. Find out who could come out on top in this relegation battle in our Leicester – Everton tip.
As sorry as we are for these two traditional teams from the island, it was nothing at all this season. The Foxes from Leicester have 29 points on their account and thus it is only enough for the English champion of 2016 to 18th place. If Leicester passed this game against the Toffies, then it looks bad. However, the club from the Merseyside is also up to its neck in the mess. Everton have 28 points on their account, which is only good enough for 19th place.
Leicester – Everton info:
- Date & Time: 05/01/2023, 21:00.
- Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester
- Competition: Premier League, Matchday 34
- TV coverage: Sky Sport
Leicester form & balance check
Is it really down to the Championship for the Foxes from Leicester? As of now, the English champions of 2016 would have to take the bitter walk into the second division. If we take a closer look at the Foxes’ players, many of them have to admit that they have certainly not played at their best this season. Leicester have won just eight of a possible 33 games. The bottom line is that the bare figures read like those of a relegated team. The Foxes’ problem areas are obvious. Already 57 goals conceded is one of the weakest defenses in the Premier League.
Formcurve in the cellar
You can’t help but feel a little sorry for Leicester City. They have only won one of their last eleven games. The Foxes got this one a few days ago with a 2-1 win over Wolves. During the week, they played their direct rivals Leeds United. In the end, the Foxes only managed a 1-1 draw against Leeds, with club icon Jamie Vardy once again providing the equalizer. What happens next for the Foxes in the event of relegation is still up in the air. Players such as Tielemann, Maddison and Vardy are unlikely to be retained.
Leicester facts & analysis
- Currently in 18th place.
- 2 games in a row without defeat
- Last 1-1 against Leeds
Everton form & balance check
Similar to the upcoming Leicester, Everton FC is also a traditional club from the island. The Toffies are even still one point behind the Foxes and there is currently quite little to indicate a class preservation. The last game was at home against the Magpies from Newcastle. Against the third in the table, Liverpool lost 1:4. The problems of Everton FC are obvious. In 33 games, Everton has scored only a paltry 25 goals. This means that the club from Godison Park has by far the weakest attack in the Premier League.
Are Everton waking up too late?
Under Sean Dyche, it all started so well when the Toffies narrowly won against league leaders Arsenal. Since then, Everton FC haven’t really had much going for them. The last win was against Brentford a few weeks ago, but the Toffies’ form curve is unfortunately pointing in the wrong direction. Here, too, we have to talk about the composition of the squad. Many players are not used to relegation battles and need players who can fight and bite. For this, the Toffies have clearly too few in their own ranks.
Everton facts & analysis
- Place 19 in the Premier League,
- Lost 1-4 to Newcastle last time out.
- Only scored 25 goals
Predicted lineup – last update on April 30, 2023
The Foxes from Leicester need a win next Monday, otherwise they will actually face relegation to the Championship. It will come down to a 4-2-3-1 for the 2016 English champions. Vardy is expected to play from the start again after his goal against Leeds. Maddison will start on the ten. As for the Toffies, it should come down to a 4-3-3 here. Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin and McNeill are expected to provide the weak attack with goals. Neither coach will experiment in this six-point game.
Leicester – Everton direct comparison & stats
Both teams have played against each other in 117 games so far in their history. 45 times Everton won, 37 times the Foxes and in addition there are 34 draws.
- Leicester City’s performance in the last 5 matches is better than Everton FC’s.
- On average Leicester City scores 1 goals against Everton FC and Everton FC scores 1.2 goals against Leicester City
- The winner of the last encounter was Leicester City
- Everton FC have failed to win any of their last 14 away games