Everton vs Leicester City Preview

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Everton are back at Goodison Park this weekend, with Frank Lampard's side welcoming Leicester City to Merseyside on Saturday evening.

RealSport101's Tom Young is on hand to provide a comprehensive preview of Saturday's Premier League clash, including team news, predicted starting XIs, and match predictions.

Everton vs Leicester City Team News


Ben Godfrey has trained with the Everton squad ahead of this weekend's match. The English centre-back hasn't featured since fracturing his fibula against Chelsea on the opening day of the season.

Andros Townsend, Mason Holgate, and Abdoulaye Doucoure remain unavailable with long-term injury problems.

Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that he will be able to call upon Jonny Evans this weekend, having confirmed earlier in the week that they will decide on Friday whether or not the Northern Irishman will be ready to face Everton this weekend. Evans has missed the last four matches with a muscular injury.

Rodgers also confirmed that Ricardo Pereira is in "a really good place" mentally following a long-term injury layoff. He is on schedule to return in the second half of the season and will not feature this weekend.

Confirmed Absentees

Everton: Andros Townsend, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Mason Holgate, Andy Lonergan

Leicester City: Ryan Bertrand, Ricardo Pereira

Predicted Lineups

Everton (4-2-3-1): Pickford, Mykolenko, Tarkowski, Coady, Coleman; Onana, Gueye; Gray, Gordon, Iwobi; Calvert-Lewin

Leicester City (4-1-4-1): Ward; Justin, Faes, Amartey, Castagne; Soumare; Barnes, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Maddison; Vardy

Everton vs Leicester City Score Prediction

Despite much being discussed about Leicester City's poor start to the season and Everton's resurgence following a shoddy 2021-22 campaign, there are actually just three points separating the two sides in the Premier League ahead of the weekend's action.

Both sides have just three wins to their name through the opening 13 games, however, Everton's stubborn resistance has earnt them three more points than the Foxes courtesy of draws.

The Foxes' away record makes for tough viewing, Brendan Rodgers' side has shipped a league-high 21 goals on the road so far this season, but they did pick up a 4-0 win at Wolves just a fortnight ago.

Everton have conceded just four times at Goodison Park in their six Premier League outings so far, keeping three clean sheets in the process.

Despite Leicester's torrid record on the road, I'm not expecting too many goals in this one. With little to separate the two, a low-scoring draw could be on the cards.

Score Prediction: Everton 1-1 Leicester City

Tom Young's Tip: Under 2.5 Goals

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