Everton vs Leicester Betting Preview, FA Cup Betting Tips

Everton vs Leicester Odds – Saturday 7th January 2017 – 15:00

Everton are 17/20 with the draw at 13/5 and Leicester are 3/1

Betting tips and match preview | FA Cup

Everton host Leicester at Goodison Park in the third round of the FA Cup, with Leicester looking to avenge the Boxing Day defeat.

Ronald Koeman’s side come into this match in mixed form, despite beating Koeman’s former side Southampton 3-0.

It was a poor spectacle until Enner Valencia’s introduction in the second half, with the former Hammer providing the clinical spark.

Valencia opened the scoring late in the second half for the Toffees (73), with Leighton Baines scoring the second from the spot (81).

Romelu Lukaku (89) completed an emphatic scoreline for the hosts, with Koeman comfortably beating his former employers.

Toffees In Need Of Run

That result is more evidence of the fact that Everton have been inconsistent, although they are unbeaten in their last three matches.

They are now in 7th place in the Premier League, with this recent run of form ending what was a very poor period for the Toffees.

They are still well above Leicester in the table, seven places and nine points above the Foxes and Koeman will be confident of completing another win.

This will be a completely different affair for Everton though, with the FA Cup providing a welcome distraction for the Foxes.

Toffees Favourites

Their good run of form means Everton come into this match as the favourites, with home advantage counting.

This will be a tough fixture for Ronald Koeman’s side, with Leicester looking to avenge the 2-0 defeat on Boxing Day.

The Toffees will be looking to continue their overall record against Leicester, having won 35, drawn 30 and lost 32 in 96 meetings.


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Leicester Inconsistent

Claudio Ranieri’s side come into this match on the back of a hard-earned point away from home, with a 0-0 draw at Middlesbrough.

It was just their third away point of the season, with the Foxes really struggling away from the King Power Stadum.

Only themselves and Burnley are yet to win an away fixture, with the Foxes amassing 3 points from a possible 30.

Neither side looked like scoring in truth, with both teams cancelling each other out.

Consistency Needed

Given Leicester’s away form this season that was a good response, they will be looking to change that in the FA Cup though.

The away draw has seen Leicester overtake Stoke to move into 14th, a fall from grace for the Premier League Champions.

The Foxes have five wins this season, they will be looking to make that a first away win in English competition this season.

Leicester Underdogs

Leicester come into this match as the underdogs, with their poor away record informing those odds.

They will be looking to register their first win in the competition this season, it is a tough fixture for the Foxes.

Ranieri’s side will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Everton, with the Foxes losing just one of their seven meetings.

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Both teams are 8/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Everton are Romelu Lukaku at 7/2 with Enner Valencia at 6/1. For Leicester, Jamie Vardy is at 13/2 with Leonardo Ulloa is at 15/2.

The last time that these two sides met Everton won 2-0 and the odds of the same result are 15/2.

Everton vs Leicester Odds

Tip 1 – Lukaku to score first @ 7/2

Tip 2 – Everton to win 2-1 @ 15/2