Our football match prediction:
Leicester City are unlikely to defend their trophy and the team’s new goal is to secure the Premier League survival. The Foxes have been producing fine displays at home of late, but they have been struggling on the road and, as a result, they are just three points clear of the relegation zone. Claudio Ranieri feels pressure ahead of Monday’s festive fixture and we predict that he is going to field the best possible side against Everton. However, the Italian tactician can’t count on key attacker Jamie Vardy, who was sent off in a 2-2 draw with Stoke City at the weekend. The Toffees aim to finish the first half of the season in top ten, but you should have in mind that they are on a four-match losing run on the road. Ronald Koeman’s team conceded nine goals in last three away games and they are unlikely to upset the reigning champions in Monday’s football game at King Power Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Andy King):
Born in Barnstaple, England on 29 October 1988, Andy King is a Welsh professional footballer famous for only representing one club in his career. The midfielder had began his youth career at Chelsea, but moved to Leicester in 2004 and he was handed his first professional contract in May 2007. He has since represented Foxes in League One, Championship and the Premier League, making over 300 league appearances and scoring more than 55 goals in the process. While he was not exactly a first team regular during the 2015/2016 season that will forever remained etched in the memory of Leicester City fans, King made over 20 league outings to help the Foxes lift the coveted trophy for the first time in history. Meanwhile, he has made more than 30 appearances for the Welsh national team, starting no fewer than five games as the Dragons secured their place at the Euro 2016 finals.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four camaigns. The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987. The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955. In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.