Predicted Lineups: Foxes fight for survival in crucial EPL relegation match

Arlo Gibbons


Leicester City will host Everton in a crucial Premier League fixture, as both teams are fighting to avoid the relegation zone. Leicester currently sit at 18th place with 29 points, while Everton are in 19th place with 28 points. A win for either team could see them escape the dreaded drop zone, but with only a few games left in the season, every point is crucial.

Leicester City are the favorites to win at +100, with Everton priced at +275 and the draw at +240. However, it is advised to wait for the lineups to be announced before placing any bets, as key players such as James Maddison and Harvey Barnes could potentially be left out.

The reverse fixture saw Leicester dominate Everton at Goodison Park, winning the expected goals battle 2.36 to 1.24 and the big scoring chances battle 3-2. Leicester took 15 of their 22 shots from inside the penalty area, indicating their efficiency in generating shots in dangerous areas.

Under new manager Dean Smith, Leicester have been demonstrating a radical shift in form. Over their past five halves, they own a +3.23 non-penalty expected goal differential, per They are also much stronger at home, where they have played much better this season with a 0.19 xG per 90 minutes advantage.

On the other hand, Everton have struggled away from home over the past two seasons, winning only a single game away from Goodison Park this year and achieving a result in only half of their 16 road fixtures. In their last 35 away games dating back to last season, they have only won three times.

Although Everton have shown some improvements under manager Sean Dyche, it is hard to see a scenario where their defense will do enough to earn points against Leicester. With both teams needing a win, Leicester City should be the more likely side to secure an outright win, given that a draw does not benefit either team.

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