Leicester City vs Everton Prediction, 12/16/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs Everton
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (+110) Everton (+235)
James Rodriguez and Everton (6-2-4, 7th in the EPL) head to King Power Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet Leicester City (8-0-4, 3rd in the EPL). The men protecting the net are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Jordan Pickford for Everton. Leicester are at +110 while the Toffees are priced at +235. The total opens at 2.5.
Leicester City took the field against Brighton in their most recent game and earned the victory with a final of 3-0. When talking about passing the ball, they had a 87.3% received passes percentage by completing 481 out of their 551 pass targets last match. Leicester City attempted 13 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 7 of the tries for a rate of 53.8%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Leicester City finished the game at a 37.5% clip by landing 6 shots on target of 16 total shots. Leicester City has an average of 1.92 goals per 90 min (23 total goals) and have earned 13 assists in all matches for the season.
Jamie Vardy is a player who should be able to impact this game for Leicester City. He has accounted for 52 assists while accumulating 37 yellow card cautions in his career. Vardy has been in the starting lineup in 293 outings in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.58 G/90. The forward hailing from England has recorded 164 goals in 25,471 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is James Maddison, the midfielder who represents England. He has assisted on a goal 26 times in his career while scoring 38 goals. Maddison has been on the field for 12,405 minutes in 138 career starting assignments and has been handed 22 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.28 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Leicester City is Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel has been on the field for 45,824 mins and has 1,502 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.13 (574 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .730. The goalie born in Denmark has had 2,058 shots tried at him in 509 career starting assignments. Schmeichel (233-131-147 mark during his soccer career) has earned 175 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 34.4% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Everton walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Chelsea. They wrapped up this match by completing 187 of the 264 passes they tried for a percentage of 70.8%. Everton earned a 63.6% successful dribble rate by converting 14 out of the 22 dribbles they attempted. Everton had 3 shots attempted out of 8 shots attempted giving them a 37.5% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 21 goals and 14 assists in all their games, Everton averages 1.75 goals and 1.17 assists per 90 minutes.
James Rodriguez will need to provide a lift for Everton. The forward representing Colombia has accumulated 16,170 minutes while scoring 80 goals. He has 21 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 84 times. He is currently averaging 0.45 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 185 contests in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the forward who is from England. Calvert-Lewin has been given 22 yellow cards in 8,962 minutes (94 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.40. He has earned 40 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 different times.
Jordan Pickford will be residing in front of the goal for Everton. Thus far in his career, Pickford has given up 377 goals and has earned 802 saves in 272 starts. He has given up 1.39 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 85-72-113. He has a save % of .686 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.2%. Pickford has recorded 74 clean sheets while seeing 1,167 shots against him in 24,342 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Leicester City (+110)
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