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Leicester v Everton: Vardy returns as Foxes look to party in style

| 07.05.2016

If anyone is still in disbelief that Leicester City are Premier League champions, they’ll have to quickly wake up and smell the heroics as the Foxes receive that famous trophy tonight at the King Power stadium.

Those pictures will be beamed across the globe, but back to the job at hand and Claudio Ranieri’s men host Everton tonight, the first of two remaining games where his football saviours can revel in being title winners.

Tonight is also the champions’ final home game, and we can expect a simply riveting atmosphere at the King Power stadium.

The Foxes are 4/5 favourites to see off Roberto Martinez’s side, with the Toffees 3/1 and a draw 11/4.

But with Everton labouring to a disappointing mid-table finish, they have very little to offer, and as has been their problem all season, have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 matches.

Couple that with the east Midlands club scoring in 33 of their 36 games this season and you can guess where this match may be heading.

Leicester gave the Merseysiders’ porous defence all kinds of grief in the Goodison Park clash, with Riyad Mahrez scoring twice from the spot and Shinji Okazaki netting in a 3-2 win.

But it’s a returning Leicester star who might be out to grab the headlines this weekend.

Jamie Vardy has had to watch from the sidelines for Leicester’s last two matches, but the England international is back and eager to continue his recent goalscoring touch.

The former Fleetwood man netted five in five for club and country before his two-game suspension, and we’re enhancing Vardy to score and Leicester to win from 7/4 to 9/4.

If that doesn’t take your fancy, then both teams to score at 8/15 really might.

Leicester may boast one of the tightest defences in Europe right now, but each of the last six and 10 of the last 11 meetings between the sides have seen both goalkeepers beaten.

It’s also worth noting that each of the last three meetings have seen over 3.5 goals and with the Foxes in party mode and Everton cruising to the summer, that could be worth a look at 11/8.

But that’s to suggest Claudio Ranieri may allow his charges to take their eye off the ball – figuratively speaking – and the Roman has said he wants to continue the team’s momentum this week.

With that in mind, Leicester to keep a clean sheet at 21/10 or 13/5 on a home win to nil, could be the outcomes that keep the party going for everyone.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.