Leicester were knocked out of the Europa Conference League on Thursday night, losing 2-1 on aggregate to Roma, ending their dreams of European glory. It also ended their best route back to European football for next season, as a win in the final would have secured Leicester a spot in the Europa League. Instead, they’ll have to turn their attentions to the league.
But it’s not an easy task. The Foxes are currently 10 points behind seventh-placed West Ham United as things stand, the spot that will bring entrance to the Europa Conference League play-off round. Although Brendan Rodgers’ side do have two games in hand on the Hammers, it’s a big gap to bridge in a short space of time, relying on other results going Leicester’s way. According to Opta’s AI-powered season predictions model, Leicester only have a 2.18% chance of qualifying for the Europa Conference League and they’re in poor form, winless in their past four league matches.
On the other side of this fixture are an Everton side currently fighting for their Premier League lives, but they will fancy their chances of safety, especially after last weekend’s result. Frank Lampard’s men beat top-four challengers Chelsea at Goodison Park to move to within two points of Leeds United in 17th and, most importantly, they do have a game in hand over The Whites.
The victory over Chelsea was Everton’s second big result in four matches, having also beat Manchester United 1-0 at Goodison Park – two crucial wins at a time when the Toffees had looked bound for the Championship. Nothing is certain, however, and Opta’s AI-powered season predictions model still have Everton as the slight favourites to go down at 39.69%.
CLICK HERE to claim. 18+ only. *Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C’s apply.
Leicester vs Everton match stats
Richarlison has scored eight goals in the Premier League this season, a number perhaps lower than Everton fans would have hoped, but the Brazilian is finding form at the best time. He has scored four goals in his past five games, including the winner against Chelsea last weekend – and he has a good record against Leicester. Richarlison has scored in five of his last seven Premier League games against Leicester, and the Foxes are his favourite opponents (five goals).
Another man thriving under Lampard’s tutelage is Allan, and the Brazilian will be key to winning the midfield battle. Alan has made four or more tackles in nine games this season, and four of those occasions have come since Lampard replaced Rafael Benitez in the Goodison Park dugout.
20 April 2022 – Everton 1-1 Leicester – Premier League
27 January 2021 – Everton 1-1 Leicester – Premier League
16 December 2020 – Leicester 0-2 Everton – Premier League
1 July 2020 – Everton 2-1 Leicester – Premier League
18 December 2019 – Everton 2-2 Leicester – EFL Cup
Leicester are winless in their past four league matches against Everton, last beating the Toffees in December 2019. That same month they also beat Everton on penalties in the EFL Cup, the third of a three-match winning run across all competitions.
Where are Everton tipped to finish this season?
Find the latest Premier League relegation odds for the 2022/2023 season here: