Who would have thought at the start of this season that going into the final 5 games of the season that Everton and Leicester City would be in the relegation zone. Everton sit 19th on 28 points, whilst Leicester City are a place above on 29 points.
On Monday night, this is a true six pointer. A win for either team and the loser will be in serious danger of heading into the EFL Championship next season.
Looking at recent form, it’s Leicester City who will be happier as they are unbeaten in two games following a 2-1 home win over Wolves, then a midweek 1-1 draw away at Leeds United. These four points have been massive in given the Tigers a chance of survival, given they had lost 4 games on the bounce before that.
Jamie Vardy scored the equaliser against Leeds United and caused problems for Wolves as Leicester City ran out 2-1 winners, so he is massive to their chances of staying up. Iheanacho is another player who will need to be on form to ensure the home side get all 3 points.
Elsewhere Tielemans, Barnes and Maddison will need to show their top potential on Monday night and if they do, the home side will likely run out winners against a poor Everton side.
Looking at Everton, they are in a real mess. No league win in their last 6 games, they are in massive trouble and after just surviving last season, this year is proving to be another big struggle.
The midweek 4-1 defeat at home to Newcastle was bad and before that they lost 3-1 at home to Fulham. To lose two home games on the bounce, can’t give you confidence of survival. Everton just managed to grab a draw in their last away game, playing out a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace.
Everton are lacking fire power up front as they’ve only scored 5 goals in their last 6 games, which isn’t the making of a side who can stay up.
It’s sure to be a tense game at The King Power Stadium, with the winner giving themselves a massive chance of survival.
|Leicester City||21/20 Betfred|
|Draw||5/2 Bet 365|
Looking at the form coming into the game, our punters.pub pick is Leicester City to win at 21/20 with Betfred. The market move is for Leicester City and it’s not surprising, given they are unbeaten in two games, and they performed well against Wolves, who are also fighting relegation.
With more classy players in their ranks, Leicester City can count on the likes of Vardy, Maddison, Tielemans to step up when it matters most and grab the 3 points to push Leicester City up the table.