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PREVIEW: Everton vs. Leicester City – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

After they both failed to take home three points or find the back of the net last weekend, Everton and Leicester City will aim to right those wrongs in Saturday evening’s Premier League contest at Goodison Park.

The Toffees battled to a goalless draw away at Fulham last time out, while Brendan Rodgers’s side fell to a 1-0 defeat to reigning champions Manchester City.

TEAM NEWS

Everton have no fresh concerns to report from the stalemate with Fulham and should therefore only be without Yerry Mina (ankle), Ben Godfrey (calf) and Andros Townsend (knee) for the visit of Leicester this weekend, but the former is edging closer to a comeback.

Lampard is sure to consider sending the same first XI out onto the field here, which would see Demarai Gray line up against his former club alongside Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Anthony Gordon in attack.

Seamus Coleman did not cover himself in glory during the draw with Fulham, and Lampard affirmed at his pre-game press conference that Nathan Patterson is now “ready to start”, potentially hinting at a recall for the youngster.

The Leicester City injury situation is much the same, as Ryan Bertrand (knee) and Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) are both sidelined, while Jonny Evans remains doubtful as he battles a calf issue.

Rodgers surprisingly brought Caglar Soyuncu back in from the cold as he lined up with three centre-backs against the champions, but the Turkey international could make way here as the visitors revert to a four-man setup.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall was hooked at half time against Man City following a poor display, so the fit-again Wilfred Ndidi will certainly hope to resume his partnership with Youri Tielemans here, while Boubakary Soumare was left out entirely last weekend.

Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Patterson, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko; Onana, Gueye; Gray, Iwobi, Gordon; Calvert-Lewin

Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Ward; Castagne, Faes, Amartey, Justin; Ndidi; Maddison, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Vardy

PREDICTION

We say: Everton 1-1 Leicester City

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