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Everton at Leicester City: Writer Prediction League

Can the Toffees overcome Vardy and the Foxes?

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In our weekly predictions post, this is usually the spot where I sum up the mood among our bloggers and supporters on the whole based on the Everton results from the previous week.

Well the Toffees put us through a bit of a whirlwind last week, so I think the primary summary is something like this:

Fulham went well. Southampton did not. Let’s quickly review both of those matches and get on with our painful existence.

Fulham Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam B. Mitrovic Richarlison Everton 3-2 2
Adam D. Richarlison Sigurdsson Everton 2-1 3
Brian F. Richarlison Richarlison Draw 1-1 0
Brian L. Tosun Walcott Everton 2-1 2
Calvin Richarlison Richarlison Everton 3-2 2
Chris Mitrovic Walcott Everton 3-2 2
Geno Richarlison Walcott Everton 3-1 2
Matt A. Richarlison Richarlison Everton 1-0 2
Matthew C. Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Everton 2-1 4
Pete Richarlison Richarlison Everton 3-0 4
Rachel Richarlison Richarlison Everton 1-0 2
Sean Richarlison Sigurdsson Everton 2-1 3
Tom Richarlison Richarlison Everton 2-1 2
Zach Tosun Pickford Everton 2-1 2

Southampton Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam B. Bernard Davies Everton 2-0 0
Adam D. Tosun Bernard Everton 2-0 1
Brian F. Ings Digne Southampton 2-1 3
Brian L. Calvert-Lewin Bernard Southampton 2-1 3
Calvin Walcott Walcott Everton 1-1 (pens) 0
Chris Calvert-Lewin Bernard Everton 2-0 1
Geno Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 2-1 0
Matt A. Long Davies Southampton 2-1 2
Matthew C. Calvert-Lewin Richarlison Everton 3-1 0
Pete Niasse Bernard Everton 2-0 1
Rachel Tosun Tosun Everton 1-0 0
Sean Walcott Walcott Everton 2-0 0
Tom Sigurdsson Bernard Everton 2-0 1
Zach Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 3-0 0

Everton’s decisive victory over Fulham earned all of us but Brian F. two points, with Pete picking up another two for getting the 3-0 scoreline correct as well.

Only Matt had Gylfi Sigurdsson opening the scoring, while he, Adam D., and Sean correctly had him as the man of the match.

Our resident pessimists were rewarded when Everton failed to secure a victory against Southampton in the League Cup on Tuesday. Both Brians and Matt had Southampton winning — which frankly we all should have seen coming given the club’s recent history in this competition.

A handful of writers picked up points from either the first scorer or MOTM categories, but overall the points output from Tuesday was pretty low.

After our last double matchweek until the holidays, our Prediction League standings look like the following.

Prediction League Table

Writer Points
Writer Points
Calvin 64
Rachel 56
Adam B. 53
Sean 51
Geno 51
Chris 51
Matt A. 51
Pete 50
Brian L. 49
Tom 49
Matthew C. 46
Brian F. 45
Zach 44

Brian F. remains in first place, but Pete has catapulted up the table into a tie alongside him, while Brian L. is just a point off the pace in second place. It’s a good time to be a Brian.

This week, Everton takes on Leicester City at the King Power — and well folks, we don’t have a whole lot of hope.

Leicester City Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam B. Walcott Walcott Everton 2-1 4
Adam D. Vardy Sigurdsson Leicester 2-1 1
Brian F. Vardy Davies Leicester 3-0 0
Brian L. Richarlison Richarlison Draw 1-1 1
Calvin Maguire Pickford Leicester 2-1 0
Chris Vardy Digne Leicester 2-1 0
Geno Vardy Digne Draw 2-2 0
Matt A. Vardy Gueye Leicester 3-1 0
Matthew C. Richarlison Gueye Draw 1-1 1
Pete Vardy Richarlison Leicester 2-1 0
Rachel Vardy Keane Leicester 1-0 0
Sean Vardy Richarlison Leicester 2-1 0
Tom Vardy Bernard Leicester 2-1 0
Zach Vardy Richarlison Draw 1-1 0

Weirdly, I’m the only one to have picked an Everton win this weekend. I’m not sure exactly why I feel the Toffees will get a result here, but it might have something to do with the homemade concoction of whiskey and cough syrup I’ve been shooting into my veins this week.

There are nine votes for a Leicester City victory and four for a draw.

Jamie Vardy is the overwhelmingly popular candidate to open the scoring for the Foxes — not a bad guess since the English striker has three goals in only five appearances so far this season.

Richarlison remains the most common Everton MOTM pick, though my personal favorite selection from that column is Rachel’s pick of Michael Keane — made primarily to be a contrarian and spite me.