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Leicester City head to Turf Moor on Saturday for the Premier League clash with home side Burnley.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Burnley v Leicester City match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Burnley will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-2 FA Cup defeat last time out to Huddersfield Town.
The only player to score from Burnley was Jay Rodriguez (28'). Josh Koroma (74') and Matty Pearson (87') scored for Huddersfield Town.
Burnley have not been in good attacking form of late. Their sum of goals stands at just 3 against opposing sides over the course of their last 6 fixtures. In those games, Burnley have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 9.
Analysis of their past results shows that Burnley:
- haven't lost in the league to Leicester City in their last 2 games.
- have not beaten Leicester City in their previous 3 matches in the league.
Leicester City head into the game following on from a 4-1 FA Cup win vs Watford in their last game.
In that game, Leicester City had 52% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For Leicester City, the goalscorers were Youri Tielemans (7'), James Maddison (25'), Harvey Barnes (54') and Marc Albrighton (85'). Watford had 13 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. João Pedro (27') scored for Watford.
Proving their predisposition for high-scoring encounters, we’ve had goals 30 times in the last six matches in which Leicester City have played, giving an average of 5 goals each fixture. Opposing teams have hit 13 from this total. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, though.
Heading into this fixture, Leicester City have not won against Burnley when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 16/03/2019 shows us that Burnley have won 1 of these & Leicester City 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
21 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 9 for The Clarets and 12 netted by The Foxes. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
Team News: Burnley
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just one fitness concern for the Burnley boss Sean Dyche to contend with from an otherwise complete group. Connor Roberts (Infection) will miss out. Maxwel Cornet cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Leicester City
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has a number of players out of action. Wesley Fofana (Fibula Fracture), Jamie Vardy (Hamstring Injury), Ricardo Pereira (Hamstring Injury) and Jonny Evans (Hamstring Injury) will miss out on this game. Daniel Amartey is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We believe that Burnley might have a difficult job to be putting a goal past this Leicester City team who should score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 winning margin for Leicester City at the end of this game.
Expecting it to be tight.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Turf Moor (21,944)
Captain: Ben Mee
Chairman: Alan Pace
Manager: Sean Dyche
Competitions: Premier League position 18
🔑 Key Man: Chris Wood
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Chris Wood was born in Auckland, New Zealand. After having played his first senior match for West Bromwich Albion in the 2008 - 2009 season, the skilful Forward has scored 3 league goals in this Premier League 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 17 appearances.