Everton vs Leicester City Prediction, 1/27/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Everton vs Leicester City
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Everton (+140) Leicester City (+180)
James Rodriguez and Everton (10-2-5, 6th in the EPL) play Leicester City (12-2-5, 3rd in the EPL) at Goodison Park on Wednesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Jordan Pickford for Everton and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. The line on this matchup has Everton priced at +140 and the Foxes are at +180. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Everton faced Wolverhampton in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they ended with a 86.1% received passes percentage by converting 458 of the 532 pass attempts last match. Everton tried 15 dribbles in this match and completed 8 of those tries for a rate of 53.3%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Everton ended this match at a 38.1% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 21 total shots. Everton sports an average of 1.59 goals per 90 min (27 goals in total) and are sitting with 19 assists in all games for the year.
James Rodriguez is a guy who should impact this matchup for Everton. He has accounted for 84 assists while tallying 21 yellow cards during his soccer career. Rodriguez has been a starter in 186 matchups in his career and scores 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Colombia has tallied 80 goals scored in 16,282 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is Gylfi Sigurdsson, the forward who is from Iceland. He has helped on a goal 58 times so far in his career while scoring 94 total goals. Sigurdsson has accumulated 28,426 mins in 314 starting assignments and has been given a total of 26 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.30 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Everton will be Jordan Pickford. Pickford (88-72-114 record during his career) has accumulated 75 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 27.2% shutout percentage. The keeper from England has had 1,178 shots tried against him in 276 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.38 (380 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .687. Pickford has defended the goal for 24,702 minutes and has 811 stops so far in his career.
In their last outing, Leicester City earned three points by winning 2-0 against Chelsea. Leicester City finished the match with a 23.5% successful dribble rate by converting 4 out of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this contest by converting 294 of the 354 passing attempts for a rate of 83.1%. Leicester City had 6 shots attempted out of the team's 16 shots attempted earning them a 37.5% rate in their last outing. Having a total of 32 goals and 21 assists for all their games, Leicester City is averaging 1.68 goals and 1.11 assists per 90 min.
James Maddison will need to provide a spark for Leicester City. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 144 outings in his pro soccer career. The midfielder from England has earned 12,904 mins and has earned 41 goals. He has 23 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times. Make sure to watch out for Harvey Barnes, the forward hailing from England. He has tallied 33 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 20 different times. Barnes has been handed 3 yellow card cautions in 9,763 mins (112 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.30.
Kasper Schmeichel will be looking after the net for Leicester City. Schmeichel has accumulated 178 shutouts while seeing 2,082 shots tried against him in 46,454 mins in his career. He sports a save % of .730 and his shutout rate is currently at 34.5%. He has allowed 1.12 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 237-133-148. In his pro soccer career, Schmeichel has conceded 580 goals and has 1,519 stops in 516 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Leicester City (+180)
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