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Everton at Leicester City: Writer Prediction League

This is scary

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Last week was no fun.

Everton dropped a home match against then-bottom Norwich City, adding a new rock bottom to a season that’s been full of rock bottoms. Maybe it’ll at least be the last rock bottom?

*checks injury list*

Oh no, it can get worse.

The Toffees head to Leicester City this weekend with almost an entire lineup’s worth of players set to miss due to injury. The Foxes, if you haven’t been paying attention, are quite good this season.

As such, our writers aren’t feeling very optimistic, especially after being burned for their optimism last week.

Norwich 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 0
Brian F. Calvert-Lewin Davies Everton 2-1 0
Brian L. Richarlison Davies Everton 2-1 0
Calvin Pukki Richarlison Everton 3-1 0
Chris Kean Kean Everton 2-0 0
Geno Richarlison Richarlison Everton 3-1 0
Matt A. Richarlison Digne Everton 1-0 0
Matthew C. Richarlison Richarlison Everton 2-0 0
Pat Kean Davies Everton 2-1 0
Pete Richarlison Iwobi Everton 2-0 1
Rachel Richarlison Davies Everton 2-0 0
Tom Richarlison Richarlison Everton 3-0 0
Zach Richarlison Davies Everton 2-0 0

Our writers earned one whole point last week, with Pete predicting Alex Iwobi would be named man of the match. It feels a little hollow to award a point for someone named man of the match in that match, but rules are rules.

No significant changes in the standings this week as a result.

2019-20 RBM Prediction League Table

Writer Points
Writer Points
Adam B. 43
Matthew C. 43
Rachel 42
Matt A. 40
Brian F. 38
Tom 35
Pete 34
Calvin 34
Zach 32
Brian L. 31
Chris 26
Pat 26
Geno 17

There’s no real way to sugarcoat the task the Toffees face this weekend. Going to Leicester is always a tough ask, but with the injury situation the way that it is, an Everton victory might border on miraculous.

Our predictions then, are pretty pessimistic.

Leicester City Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam B. Vardy Digne Leicester 3-1 2
Brian F. Vardy Davies Leicester 3-0 2
Brian L. Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Leicester 2-1 4
Calvin Maddison Pickford Leicester 3-0 2
Chris Maddison Pickford Leicester 3-0 2
Geno 0
Matt A. Vardy Digne Leicester 2-0 2
Matthew C. Vardy Pickford Leicester 3-0 2
Pat Mina Mina Draw 2-2 0
Pete Kean Kean Everton 2-0 0
Rachel Vardy Sidibe Leicester 2-0 3
Tom Vardy Digne Leicester 2-0 2
Zach None Davies Draw 0-0 0

We’ve got just one optimist among us, though there are two draw predictions as well. Among those who have predicted a Leicester victory, there’s some genuine concern that this match could get ugly.

Of the nine writers who predicted a Leicester win, eight have the Foxes winning by multiple goals. Four writers have the Toffees losing 3-0.

Jamie Vardy is the runaway leader in the first scorer category, with Moise Kean, Yerry Mina, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and James Maddison also featuring.