Leicester City had yet another match postponed in midweek as their game with Everton was not played due to a lack of available first-team players. Now, Leicester City will make the journey to Turf Moor to play Burnley on Saturday with both sides desperate for all three points.
Burnley go into the weekend fixture in 18th place. The Clarets are on a run of awful form. Each of Burnley’s last eight games in all competitions finished without a win. Their last three games in the Premier League and FA Cup all ended in defeat.
Despite Burnley’s terrible form, they are just two points behind 17th-place Watford. Sean Dyche’s team also has a game in hand over Watford. Dyche will be hopeful that Burnley’s three-game losing streak will come to an end on Saturday at home. Burnley went to the King Power Stadium and claimed a 2-2 draw earlier this season.
Leicester City have won two straight games in all competitions. Manager Brendan Rodgers has experienced an up and down season at Leicester City. Nine points currently separate Leicester City from the Premier League top five.
Burnley vs Leicester City Betting Odds
Burnley lost their last two games in the league and took just three points from the last 18 points available. The Clarets were outscored 10-5 over the course of their last six matches in the league. Bookies’ best betting odds on a Burnley win at full-time are at 2/1.
The Clarets are undefeated in two straight Premier League games against Leicester City. The last two matches between these teams played at Turf Moor finished without a defeat for Burnley. Dyche’s team is undefeated in the last four matches at Turf Moor in the league. They have scored eight goals and conceded eight at home this term.
Leicester City took 10 points from the last 18 points available in the league. The Foxes outscored their last six opponents 15-12 over the course of the last six games. The Foxes claimed a 4-1 FA Cup win against Watford at the weekend. Leicester City are in form going into the game on Saturday.
Bookies’ best betting odds on a Leicester City win at full-time are at 29/20. The teams drew earlier this season and are at the best betting odds of 12/5 to end in a stalemate.
Burnley vs Leicester City Team News
Burnley manager Sean Dyche could have up to nine players absent from the squad on Saturday. Forward Ashley Barnes is ruled out with a thigh injury. Forward Maxwel Cornet is absent due to participating at the Africa Cup of Nations. Johann Berg Gudmundsson is a doubt due to a lingering injury.
Chris Wood could return from a groin strain, but is currently considered a doubt. Meanwhile, Dyche could be without five further players following positive COVID-19 tests. Nathan Collins, Dwight McNeil, Charlie Taylor, Erik Pieters, and Matej Vydra all tested positive for the virus.
At the moment, it is claimed Rodgers has 16 players on the Leicester City injured, ill, and absent list. Jonny Evans, Jaime Vardy, Ricardo Pereira, Wesley Fofana, Luke Thomas, James Justin, and Ryan Bertrand are all injured.
In addition, Wilfried Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Daniel Amartey, and Nampalys Mendy are all at the Africa Cup of Nations. Adding to Rodgers’ headaches are the possible absences of Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Timothy Castagne, Patson Daka, and Caglar Soyuncu due to their own respective injury issues.
Burnley vs Leicester City H2H
The Clarets are undefeated in two straight Premier League games against Leicester City. The last two matches between these teams played at Turf Moor finished without a defeat for Burnley. Dyche’s team is undefeated in the last four matches at Turf Moor in the league.
Six of the last eight Premier League games between these teams finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Burnley are undefeated in six of the last 10 matches in the league against Leicester City.
The Clarets posted a record of 3W-3D-4L against Leicester City across those 10 fixtures. Four of the last five matches between these teams ended without defeats for Burnley.
Burnley vs Leicester City Prediction
Half time result: DRAW @ 6/5 - BET NOW
Seven of the last 12 Premier League matches between Burnley and Leicester City finished the first half as draws. Our betting tips prediction is for Burnley and Leicester City to end the first half in a draw. Eight of Burnley’s 21 matches in all competitions finished the first half as draws. Nine of Leicester City’s 27 matches in all competitions went into halftime as a draw.
Over 2.5 goals scored @ 10/11 - BET NOW
Six of the last eight matches between these teams finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for Burnley and Leicester City to continue with the goals and over 2.5 goals to be struck at Turf Moor. Leicester City have plenty of defensive issues going into the game, although they have won two straight matches. Burnley’s last three games in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals.
Harvey Barnes to score anytime @ 23/10 - BET NOW
Harvey Barnes has taken a step back this season in performances. The winger is now fit and could get a start versus Burnley due to the lack of first-team players available to Rodgers. Barnes has five goals in 21 matches in all competitions this season. Two of those five goals have come in the Premier League.
Barnes has scored two goals and three assists in five matches against Burnley. The winger could get on the scoresheet once more and our betting tips prediction is for Barnes to score anytime.
Burnley have played well against Leicester City over the course of the teams’ last 10 matches in the league. They have done especially well at Turf Moor. Leicester City are struggling with injuries and absences and it could lead to Burnley getting another result at home versus the Foxes. Our betting tips prediction is for a Burnley double chance to win or draw at the best betting odds of 4/7.
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