Everton vs Leicester City Prediction, 12/19/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Everton vs Leicester City
Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021
Location: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England
Odds/Point Spread: Everton (+172) Leicester City (+172)
Abdoulaye Doucoure and Everton (5-3-8, 14th in the EPL) host Leicester City (6-4-6, 9th in the EPL) at Goodison Park on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net are Jordan Pickford for Everton and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Leicester are at at +172 while the Toffees are priced at +172. The total has been set at 2.5.
Everton faced off with Crystal Palace in their last game and took a loss by a score of 3-1. When discussing the passing game, they had a 69.5% received passes rate by connecting on 228 of the 328 passing attempts in their last game. Everton tried 14 dribbles in this match and converted 9 of the dribbles for a rate of 64.3%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Everton walked away from the pitch at a 50.0% rate by putting 6 shots on target of 12 shots. Everton averages 1.25 goals per 90 minutes (20 goals in total) and have racked up 15 assists in all games this year.
Abdoulaye Doucoure is a guy who can be a difference maker for Everton. Doucoure has had a starting assignment in 233 contests during his soccer career and has 0.14 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from France has totaled 33 goals scored in 20,769 professional minutes played. He has 32 assists while accumulating 53 yellow card warnings during his career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Salomon Rondon, the forward who represents Venezuela. He has helped on a goal 35 times during his career while scoring 121 goals. Rondon has been on the pitch for 27,119 mins in 305 starting assignments and has been given a total of 32 yellow cards. He averages 0.40 G/90 during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Everton is Jordan Pickford. Pickford has seen the field for a total of 27,444 mins and has earned 899 stops during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.4 (425 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 68.6. The keeper born in England has seen 1,311 shots tried against him in 307 career starts. Pickford (99-78-128 mark during his career) has totaled 85 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.7% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Leicester City took home the win by a final score of 4-0 against Newcastle United. Leicester City had a 44.4% successful dribble rate by completing 8 of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by converting 335 of the 401 passing tries for a rate of 83.5%. Leicester City had 4 shots tried out of the team's 7 shots tried which gave them a 57.1% clip in their last game. With a total of 27 goals and 20 assists for all their matches, Leicester City averages 1.69 goals and 1.25 assists per 90.
James Maddison should provide a lift for Leicester City. He averages 0.28 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 168 outings during his career. The midfielder from England has been on the field for 14,892 mins and has scored 47 goals. He has tallied 25 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 33 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jamie Vardy, the forward representing England. He has accounted for 178 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 58 times. Vardy has earned himself 39 yellow card cautions in 28,623 minutes (328 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.56.
Kasper Schmeichel is expected to look after the net for Leicester City. Schmeichel has 184 clean sheets and has defended 2,214 shots against him in 49,604 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 72.4 and his clean sheet rate is 33.4%. He has allowed 1.15 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 251-141-161. During his professional soccer career, Schmeichel has given up 636 goals while totaling 1,601 saves in 551 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Everton (+172)
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