Burnley vs Leicester City Preview: H2H, Betting Odds and More - Premier League 20/21
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Turf Moor will host Sunday’s football game between Burnley and Leicester City, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. Burnley are fighting hard to secure the Premier League survival, while Leicester City are eyeing a place in the Champions League. The Clarets experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Tottenham, and it is no wonder bookies see them as underdogs in the midweek clash.
The Foxes, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 3-1 loss to Arsenal. Even though Jamie Vardy has been struggling in front of goal of late, he will be the man to watch in the away team. Anyhow, we believe that Leicester City will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in the English top flight. Both Perez and Maddison are facing race against the clock to be fit for the Turf Moor game.
Burnley vs Leicester City: H2H (Head-to-Head)
Looking over their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 14/04/2018 shows that Burnley have won 2 of them and Leicester City 3, with the tally of drawn games being 1, according to Football Predictions.
A combined total of 18 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 8 for The Clarets and 10 netted by The Foxes. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Premier League matchday 2 on 20/09/2020 when it ended Leicester City 4-2 Burnley.
That day, Leicester City had 67% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The goals were scored by Harvey Barnes (20'), James Justin (61') and Dennis Praet (79').
At the other end, Burnley had 16 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Chris Wood (10'), Erik Pieters (50' Own goal) and Jimmy Dunne (73') scored.
The referee was Lee Mason.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley will have been disappointed with their weekend effort, as they simply didn’t turn up when visiting Spurs, Sports Bwin cites.
The Clarets went behind after just two minutes in London and were 3-0 down at the break against opponents who had been struggling themselves.
“A lot was made before the game about their run and that was always in the back of my mind,” said Sean Dyche.
“Sides like this very rarely continue that run of form, so it is going to change and you don’t want to be the ones who help change it for them.
“And we were in the early part of the game. A really poor first goal, way out of what we normally do, and the second equally when we get done on a long ball.
“It calms them down, any weird feelings they might have about playing Burnley, or the noise around the club, once they get a foothold it immediately calms them down.
“If you keep it tight, don’t give them a lot, sometimes they find themselves a bit nervy. We never got anywhere near getting them to a nervy stage and that would have been a weapon.”
The Clarets have only lost to both Manchester clubs from their last 10 home matches in this competition, though, drawing the past three of those fixtures.
Burnley have also shown they can put pressure on Leicester’s defence, scoring in the last four renewals of this fixture following September’s 4-2 defeat at King Power Stadium.
Looking at the Burnley vs Leicester odds, we like 10/3 for a score draw.
Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Cork, Brownhill, McNeil, Westwood, Rodriguez, Vydra.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
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Leicester looked to be flying when a 2-1 win at Aston Villa put them joint-second, but things then took a turn for the worse.
A 2-0 home loss to Slavia Prague sent City crashing out of the Europa League before going down 3-1 to Arsenal dented their top-four hopes.
Youri Tielemans opened the scoring for the Foxes against the Gunners but David Luiz and Nicolas Pepe scored either side of Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty at the King Power Stadium.
To rub salt into their wounds, Harvey Barnes is now set to be out for at least six weeks with a knee injury after being carried off during a miserable afternoon.
Jonny Evans also came off with a calf problem to add to a lengthy casualty list which includes James Maddison, Ayoze Perez, James Justin, Wesley Fofana and Dennis Praet.
Brendan Rodgers said: “We’re down to the bare bones. We’ve carried it all season and the players have been great, but even when we got the first goal, they had the greater energy.
“We have suffered with it a lot, we’ve had to get through it but when you are missing the influential players it makes it more difficult.”
The Foxes have struggled with the physicality of Burnley’s front men in past encounters, with Chris Wood scoring in the last three head-to-head meetings.
After six games out with a hamstring injury, the New Zealand international returned to action off the bench at Tottenham.
Let’s add 11/2 for him to net the last goal in this game to our Burnley vs Leicester betting tips.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira, Castagne, Thomas, Tielemans, Barnes, Ndidi, Vardy, Iheanacho.
Burnley vs Leicester City: Match Stats
Jamie Vardy did not score on the weekend, however, with more key players out injured, he will be relied upon to show up on Wednesday and provide Leicester with the cutting edge going forward. Despite scoring 13 goals this season in the league, Vardy failed to register a shot on Sunday but will be looking to find the back of the net against a goalkeeper who conceded four on the weekend, noted Squawka.
The Clarets have won three of their last four home games against the Foxes and will be hoping for a bounce back after their crushing defeat against Spurs on the weekend. However, the depleted Foxes will be hoping to complete their first ever top-flight double of Sean Dyche’s side.
Highlighted team: Leicester
Leicester City FC Is an English football club that was founded in 1884. The club was originally founded as Leicester Fosse but due to financial reasons, the club changed its name in 1919 to Leicester City FC. The club is been playing in the Premier League and Championship on and off.
Leicester City hosts its home games in the King Power Stadium which holds a capacity of 33 000 seats. The club colors are blue and white. The Leicester fans call their club The Foxes.
Leicester City won 3 big titles: the League cup 3 times in 1964, 1997 and 2000. The club from Leicester managed to reach the FA Cup final 4 times. In lower English football divisions the club managed to win a couple of titles. The last time Leicester played in a European competition was in 2000/2001 where the club played and lost 2 times against Red Star Belgrade. Remarkable players that played for Leicester City FC are Mancini, Lineker and Heskey.
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