Leicester vs Burnley Betting Tips
Leicester City find themselves in 12th place after five Premier League matches. On Saturday, Brendan Rodgers and company welcome relegation-threatened Burnley to the King Power Stadium in a game both clubs are aiming to win to kickstart their campaigns. The Foxes have lost back-to-back games in the Premier League. They fell to Manchester City 1-0 before losing to Brighton 2-1.
Leicester vs Burnley Match Preview
Rodgers’ team did pick up a midweek Carabao Cup win against Millwall by a 2-0 scoreline. Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho got the goals for Leicester City. Rodgers could be influenced to start the pair of attackers against Burnley.
Sean Dyche may have received a new contract this week, but the Clarets find themselves in the relegation zone with one point from 15 on offer. It is early days and just two points separate Burnley from relegation escape.
Burnley are struggling for goals with just three this season, the league’s joint second-lowest total. The Clarets have an xG of 6.79, more than double their actual goals. The team’s finishing has been abysmal. Will it improve at the King Power Stadium on Saturday?
Leicester City vs Burnley Betting Odds
Leicester City have taken three points from six this season at home. They have scored just once on their own turf, but conceded just once as well. The team’s Carabao Cup win could be the shot in the arm needed to push on. Rodgers went with two players up front with Lookman and Iheanacho leading the line successfully. He has preferred to play just Jamie Vardy in attack, but that hasn’t worked out well.
Leading bookies’ best betting odds on a Leicester City win are at 8/13 against Burnley. The home team is unbeaten in the last four league games between these sides. Last season, Leicester City claimed a 4-2 win against Burnley at the King Power Stadium. Chris Wood put Burnley up early in the 10th minute. Harvey Barnes equalised 10 minutes later.
Just after halftime, Erik Pieters scored an own goal and James Justin scored to put Leicester City up 3-1. Jimmy Dunne pulled a goal back for Burnley on 73 minutes, but Dennis Praet put the game on ice with 11 minutes to play.
Burnley are underdogs going into the fixture. Their best betting odds to win against Leicester City away are at 11/2. The 2007-08 Championship season was the last time Burnley won away to Leicester. The teams are at the best betting odds of 31/10 to draw at full-time.
Leicester City vs Burnley Team News
The injury list is getting better for Rodgers. His defensive injury crisis is practically over with just long-term injured duo James Justin and Wesley Fofana still sidelined. Neither has a return date as they come back from serious injuries. Rodgers played a 3-5-2 formation in midweek with Iheanacho and Lookman leading the line.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the manager go back to a lone front man formation with Vardy as the central striker. Just once this season in the league has Rodgers played with two forwards in the league. He paired Vardy with the highly underperforming James Maddison at the time. He has preferred a 4-2-3-1 formation in the Premier League with Vardy playing as the No. 9, Maddison behind him and Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes on the wings.
Dyche could be without up to five players for the game on Saturday. Josh Brownhill is nearing a return from injury and could play a part. Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey isn’t ruled out yet, but is doubtful to make the trip due to injury.
Meanwhile, Kevin Long, Connor Roberts, and Dale Stephens are ruled out already through injury. Burnley have scored just three league goals his season. Two of those three goals were scored by central defenders. The Clarets could be dangerous on set pieces.
Leicester City vs Burnley H2H
The home team is unbeaten in the last four games between these teams. Based on that trend, it is likely Leicester City will win this weekend with the game being played at the King Power Stadium. Burnley have not won at the King Power Stadium in over a decade.
Their last win against the Foxes in Leicester was in 2007-08 in the Championship. The last 10 games between these teams played in Leicester ended in wins or draws for the Foxes. Burnley won 4-1 against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup, but are likely to struggle playing in the league once more.
Leicester City vs Burnley Prediction
First team to score: Leicester City @ 4/9 - BET NOW
Leicester City are a far stronger attacking team than Burnley this season. Forget Burnley’s 4-1 midweek cup win over Rochdale. Two of the Clarets’ five league matches saw them concede goals first. Two of Leicester City’s five games saw them score first. Our betting tips prediction is for the Foxes to claim first blood on Saturday.
Winning margin: Leicester City to win by two goals @ 7/2 - BET NOW
Last season’s game at the King Power Stadium between these teams finished with Leicester City winning 4-2. Our betting tips prediction is for the Foxes to win by two goals once more against the Clarets. Leicester City are coming off of a 2-0 cup win over Millwall. Two of Burnley’s five league matches in 2021-22 saw them lose by a two-goal margin.
Goal before 28:00 @ 5/6 - BET NOW
Last season’s Premier League fixtures between Leicester City and Burnley saw early goals. Both games featured goals before the 10-minute mark. Our betting tips prediction is for these teams to play another quick game out of the games with a goal going in early, before the 28:00-minute mark.
Leicester City are not in the best form. They are blowing hot and cold, but the Foxes have far more potential than Burnley do. Rodgers team should win once more at home against Burnley and keep the Clarets rooted in the relegation zone. Burnley’s winless streak at the King Power Stadium will continue.
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