Everton will entertain Leicester City at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening hoping to pick up another crucial victory in the Premier League. The Toffees will come into this clash on the back of a 1-0 win over Norwich City. In contrast, the Foxes are winless in their last three matches in all competitions, so they will be desperate to get back to winning ways away at Merseyside this week.
Carlo Ancelotti will stick with his preferred 4-4-2 formation as Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin spearheads his attack up top. The Italian tactician will instruct his players to maintain a good shape and be tough to beat so that they have a solid platform to catch the opposition off-guard on the counter.
Brendan Rodgers will opt for a 4-1-4-1 formation and might name an unchanged team for this clash on the road. He will hope that his players can dominate the ball and create some decent goal-scoring chances going forward.
Both Fabian Delph and Yerry Mina are significant concerns ahead of this game while the likes of Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles) and Theo Walcott (abdomen) are definitely going to miss this contest in midweek. But other than that, Ancelotti will have a fully fit squad to choose from this week.
Everton Predicted XI
Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Iwobi, Davies, Gomes, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
James Maddison is a significant doubt for this game as he is still recovering from his hip injury. Ricardo Pereira (knee) and Daniel Amartey (ankle) remain long-term casualties for the Midlands outfit. Even then, Rodgers is expected to name a strong team for this upcoming encounter in the Premier League.
Leicester City Predicted XI
Schmeichel, Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Ndidi, Perez, Praet, Tielemans, Barnes, Vardy
Richarlison will once again be Everton’s best hope for a goal on Wednesday. Alex Iwobi, Bernard and Dominic Calvert-Lewin will also have to provide adequate support to the Brazilian if the home side are to claim maximum points versus the Foxes tomorrow.
Harvey Barnes will have to produce an impressive showing in the absence of James Maddison while its high time that Jamie Vardy started firing in the goals again for Leicester. However, the midfield partnership between Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans and Dennis Praet could be crucial in determining the outcome of this clash.
The bookmakers have made Everton the favourites to emerge victorious at Goodison Park after they were priced at 6/4. The draw has been listed as 23/10 while the East Midlands giants are priced at 19/10 to come away with all three points from Merseyside in midweek.