Bet Builder Tips: Maddison the man in this 26/1 Everton vs Leicester punt

Our footie tipster Andrew Cunneen expects James Maddison to shine for the Foxes.

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Leicester to win
Under 2.5 goals
Halftime: Leicester
James Maddison to Score or Assist

A Bet Builder using these selections pays at approximately 26/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

Saturday 5:30pm: Everton vs Leicester City
TV: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League

Leicester to Win

Leicester’s plan in previous years was simply to outrun teams with pace. They don’t possess that same level anymore, and can’t rely on Wilfred Ndidi’s ability to break up play in the middle of the pitch lately.

Opting instead for Kieran Dewsbury-Hall and Youri Tielemans in the middle of the park means they’re now playing at a slower pace and with that comes a level of defensive duty.

That transition to begin the season was hard for them to cope with, especially as James Maddison wants to get on the ball more and create in the gaps as opposed to running at players on the break.

It’s starting to click as you’ve seen in recent weeks and the prices don’t reflect what should be their favouritism in this tie.

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Under 2.5 Goals

As previously alluded to, Leicester’s aim of defensive solidarity is producing results and it almost got them a point against City last week – in what should be their moment of realisation.

To compete at the top of the league for so long using one style would put anyone off the idea of wholesale transition, but it’s now coming.

The 4-0 hammering of Wolves is somewhat of an outlier, but in that City game and the 2-0 win over Leeds and scoreless draw against Palace, you’re seeing the new blueprint.

Everton, for that same token, have seen nine of their thirteen games hit the under this year.

Half-Time: Leicester

In the last six Premier League games in which they’ve scored, Leicester have netted in the opening 25 minutes of play.

It suggests they’re focused, far more than they had been in recent times. From the off sounds Warnock-ian, but it’s clearly their mantra.

James Maddison to Score or Assist

The midfielder leads Leicester in Expected Assists and is still their creative outlet. The fact it’s coming from central areas now increases his likelihood of teeing players up, as ball to feet generally creates easier chances to convert than crosses into the box.

And the fact he retains free-kick duties makes me want to take both the goal and assist element of this market.

Everton vs Leicester Bet Builder tips

Leicester to win
Under 2.5 goals
Halftime: Leicester
James Maddison to Score or Assist

A Bet Builder using these selections pays at approximately 26/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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