|Vardy to Score Anytime||4/3||888Sport|
|Both Teams to Score||4/6||Coral|
Football punters have five 3.00pm starts from the Premier League to sort through on Saturday before Jose Mourinho looks to ease the pressure with a home win over Newcastle in the evening kick-off. Standout of the fixture list sees Leicester host Everton at the King Power in a match that has kept odds compilers guessing this week.
With just three points separating the sides in midtable this serves as a chance for one half of the divide to catapult themselves towards the major places, putting pressure on the top-five. Paddy Power have The Foxes as 6/5 favourites and that seems to be the general feeling at present, Everton next best at 9/4 with the same firm. This match will take all the solving and those happy to sit on the fence will make good use of the draw price 12/5 (Ladbrokes).
Back-to-back wins in their two most recent Premier League starts has lifted Leicester to eighth in the pile and fans are beginning to believe in manager Claude Puel following a less than convincing start. The Frenchman was favourite in the ante-post markets to be the first manager to be sacked and after losing three of his first five this term the writing appeared to be on the wall.
His side have turned things around however, dishing out a 3-1 beating to Huddersfield when last at this venue before claiming a vital 2-0 win away at St James Park, heaping misery on Newcastle. Two wins over two sides in the relegation zone. Backers must ask themselves if Leicester have turned a corner or if they simply beat a pair of sides down on their luck.
Everton are three places beneath their opponents in the pecking order following another poor start to the season. Serious money has been poured into The Toffees during the last three transfer windows, but the team continue to misfire on the pitch. The opening exchanges of this campaign has seen them win only one of their last five and two of their first seven. 2-3-2 has fans restless.
Marco Silva’s boys did bank a maximum pay-out last week when hammering Fulham 3-0 at Goodison Park. Sigurdsson scored a double, one either side of a goal for Tosun on 66 minutes. A convincing display, on paper, but they did go into the break tied at 0-0, Silva telling members of the press he made his feelings clear at half-time.
A tricky one to work out. Leicester have won each of their last two, but those victories came against Newcastle and Huddersfield who are 18th and 20th. Everton beat a capable Fulham side, but had to recover from a first-half horror show to do it. There were times in that match, particularly in the first 45, when the victors’ play was shocking with misplaced passes and a painfully slow tempo.
There’s no doubt both sides have the ability to win the points here but it’s also true both are riddled with mistakes, low on confidence and just as likely to suffer yet another off day. When two poor defences meet it’s always worth backing both teams to score and that’s what we’ll do here. Coral’s 4/6 seems about fair and will pull its weight in your accumulators.
Another bet worth having is Jamie Vardy to score anytime at 4/3, top price at 888Sport. The Englishman found the net in each of Leicester’s last two and also scored home and away against Everton last season.