Sunday 9 Apr

Everton vs Leicester Match Preview

08 Apr 2017 Stuart S. ENGLAND: Premier League
ENGLAND: Premier League

Everton FC

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Kick-off
15:00 GMT
09 April 2017

Leicester City

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Kick-off
15:00 GMT 09 April 2017

The Everton vs Leicester City match takes place on Sunday, 9th April, 2017 at Goodison Park, Liverpool, the home of Everton FC. Everton are 7th with 51 points while Leicester City are 11th with 36 points.

STATS

  • Everton has won their last 6 home Premier League matches
  • Leicester City has won their last 5 Premier League matches
  • Everton has not conceded a goal in 5 of their last 6 Premier League home matches
  • Leicester City has scored at least two goals in their last 5 away games against Everton
  • Everton has scored at least 3 goals in 5 of their last 6 Premier League home matches

HEAD TO HEAD

The two sides have met twice this season already. They met at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on 26th December 2016, when Everton triumphed 2-0. They also met in the FA Cup 3rd Round at Goodison Park when Leicester City won 2-1.  Everton has won one of the 6 meetings in this fixture since 20th December 2003.

Head to head matches: Everton FC - Leicester City

07.01.2017 FA C Everton FC Leicester City 1:2
26.12.2016 Prem Leicester City Everton FC 0:2

EVERTON NEWS

Ronald Koeman has an extensive injury list to deal with but will be midweek draw at Old Trafford was encouraging, no matter the heartbreak of conceding the last-minute equaliser. Ashley Williams is suspended following his red card, adding to the injury list which includes Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman, Funes Mori and Aaron Lennon.  James McCarthy and Morgan Schneirdelin are both doubtful for this fixture which Everton need to win to keep West Bromwich Albion at bay. Defeat, coupled with an Albion win, could put the Baggies within 4 points of Koeman’s team.
Everton has only scored in every home game during 2017, a total of 23 goals in 6 matches while Bournemouth are the only team to score in the same period.

Latest matches: Everton FC

04.04.2017 Prem Manchester United Everton FC 1:1 D
01.04.2017 Prem Liverpool FC Everton FC 3:1 L
18.03.2017 Prem Everton FC Hull City 4:0 W
11.03.2017 Prem Everton FC West Bromwich Albion 3:0 W
05.03.2017 Prem Tottenham Hotspur Everton FC 3:2 L

LEICESTER CITY NEWS

Craig Shakespeare claimed he was the ‘Lucky One’ after they recorded their 6th consecutive win, 2-0 over Stoke City in midweek.
It’s been a remarkable turnaround in form but not enough to pull them completely clear of the relegation zone. The Foxes are 8 points clear of Swansea City in 18th, so 3 more points added to that gap would see them virtually safe.
Sunday’s match will prove a test with their influential captain, Wes Morgan, likely to miss out with his back injury once again, giving Yohan Benalouane the dubious pleasure of marking Romelu Lukaku, whose home form this season is impressive.

Latest matches: Leicester City

04.04.2017 Prem Leicester City Sunderland AFC 2:0 W
01.04.2017 Prem Leicester City Stoke City 2:0 W
18.03.2017 Prem West Ham United Leicester City 2:3 W
14.03.2017 UEFA Leicester City Sevilla FC 2:0 W
04.03.2017 Prem Leicester City Hull City 3:1 W

SUMMING UP!

It’s a match both sides need to win if they are to achieve their end of season targets. Defeat in last weekend’s Merseyside derby ended Everton’s hopes of appearing in next season’s Champions League but maintaining their push for a Europa League spot is well within their grasp.
The question they have to answer is whether they get dragged into the qualifying rounds or straight into the group stage.
Leicester City meanwhile, aren’t entirely safe from the drop although it would be a surprise if they fell into the Championship now. Shakespeare’s impact has been immense on their season and it will be no surprise if he lands the job permanently in the summer.

About the author - Stuart S.

An English freelance sports writer, Stuart has written the Arsenal blog A Cultured Left Foot since 2006, as well as numerous betting previews and articles.

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