Two sides who have their sights set on securing a spot in the semi-final of this year’s EFL Cup, Everton will welcome Leicester to Goodison Park on Wednesday night.
While the Blues might have been disappointed to have only managed to snatch a 1-1 draw away at Old Trafford over the weekend, caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson has certainly help kickstart Everton’s campaign following the sacking of Marco Silva earlier in the month.
On the flip side, Wednesday’s hosts are not the only outfit who would have been disappointed to have only picked up their own 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon.
Shocking many by having to settle for a point against relegation scrappers Norwich last time out, the mood around the King Power should certainly still be at a season-high as the Foxes find themselves enjoying an 11-match unbeaten run across all competitions.
You might also be interested to know that when Leicester and Everton faced off earlier in the month, the Foxes snatched the most dramatic of 2-1 victories at the King Power and have now landed back-to-back victories over the Toffees. Wednesday’s guests can be found priced at 11/8 with Coral to come out on top in midweek.
Goodison Park on the rise?
Putting in another eye-catching display in their 1-1 draw away at a resurging Manchester United last weekend, Everton have really started to shine since former striker Duncan Ferguson took over temporary charge.
Still boosted by their 3-1 victory over Chelsea on Merseyside last week, Wednesday’s hosts have arguably saved their best performances for home soil.
Including their thumping victory over Frank Lampard’s men in their last appearance at Goodison, the Blues have lost just one of their last five matches in front of their own supporters and can be found at 15/8 with Ladbrokes to secure a semi-final spot in midweek.
While the Everton hierarchy may have confirmed that Ferguson will once again be in the dugout in midweek, it appears that the Toffees are one step closer to announcing a permanent replacement for Marco Silva.
With it reported that Carlo Ancelotti is on the verge of joining up at Goodison Park, the former Napoli boss is priced as low as 1/16 with Paddy Power to be appointed next week.
Iheanacho to steal the show?
While Brendan Rodgers would have been disappointed to have seen his side only clinch a point against Norwich over the weekend, the Foxes have continued to take the Premier League by storm this year.
Still sat four points adrift of Manchester City and seen to be Liverpool’s major title contender, Wednesday’s guests are enjoying an unbeaten run that stems back to the 5th of October.
If Leicester are to secure a spot in the semi-final of this year’s EFL Cup, the former Celtic boss will be calling on Kelechi Iheanacho to lead their charge.
Expected to lead the line by himself with Jamie Vardy handed a rest, the 23-year-old has remarkably scored four goals in his five appearances for the Foxes this season, including bagging a dramatic winner against Everton earlier in the month.
You might be interested to know that Iheanacho can be found at 13/10 with William Hill to once again find the net on Wednesday night.