Everton Vs Leicester City Tactical Preview: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Key Men And Odds

Everton vs Leicester City tactical preview (Everton players celebrating in the picture)
Everton's English defender Michael Keane (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England, on June 24, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / various sources / AFP)

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.

Talking Tactics

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.

Team News

Everton

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

Everton vs Leicester City tactical preview (Brendan Rodgers giving a pep talk to his players in the photo)
Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City gives his team instructions during the water break during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion at The King Power Stadium on June 23, 2020, in Leicester, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester City

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

Key Men

Everton

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.

Leicester City

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.

Odds

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.

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