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Everton v Leicester tips: Goals could flow in 2019 opener

| 31.12.2018

The first Premier League game of 2019 comes from Goodison Park as Everton host Leicester City.

Both sides lost at the weekend. Everton went down 1-0 to Brighton and Hove Albion, while the Foxes were downed by the same scoreline at home to Crystal Palace.

But Everton’s 5-1 win over Burnley and Leicester’s double over Chelsea and Manchester City strongly showcased each team’s attacking talents. An entertaining encounter could be on the cards on Merseyside.

Match odds

Everton are favourites for this one at Evens. But Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0 in their last away game, and are 11/4 to grab a second away win in succession.

There’s 12/5 about a first league draw in seven league meetings.

Talking tactics

This one looks evenly-poised, but it could come down to each side’s number 10.

Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson and Leicester’s James Maddison both have the qualities to dictate games, open up defences and beat goalkeepers.

Richarlison will also look to have a say for the hosts, but the Toffees’ defence must keep tabs on the pace and clinical finishing of Jamie Vardy.

Goalscorer odds

Richarlison opened the scoring in Everton’s 2-1 win over Leicester back in October, and the Brazilian is 9/2 favourite to do so again.

Vardy loves playing the Toffees, however. He’s netted four times in his last five appearances against the blue half of Merseyside. The former England international is 5/1 to score first and 15/8 anytime.

Match info

Where: Goodison Park

When: 12:30pm

How to watch: Sky Sports Premier League

Click here for the latest Everton v Leicester City odds.

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.