Leicester City vs Burnley: Preview and Prediction
Leicester City vs Burnley
English Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 17 September, 2016,
Kick-off: 15:00 UK
Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester.
The defending Champions Leicester City is back in the English Premier League this weekend after a successful debut in UEFA Champions League. The thrashed the Belgian outfit Club Brugge 3-0 in their first away trip on Wednesday night. Back in Premier League, Ranieri and his men will be with a mission to make-up for the lost points in the opening 4 matchdays.
Burnley earned a surprise 2-0 home win against Liverpool on the matchday 2. Other than this, they lost at home to Swansea on the opening day and 3-0 at Chelsea on the third week. They are coming on the back of a 1-1 home draw against Hull City last week and are sitting 14th in the league table. Surprisingly two positions above their Saturday’s opponents Leicester.
Leicester City: Team News
Danny Simpson, Nampalys Mendy and Jeffrey Schlupp are injured and will miss the weekend clash against the newly promoted Burnley.
Islam Slimani could make his debut here after impressing in the mid-week Champions League fixture against Brugge. While Marc Albrighton, who scored the first goal against Brugge is also expected to keep his place in the starting eleven.
Leicester City: Expected Starting Eleven vs Burnley
Zieler – Fuchs, Morgan, Huth, Hernandez – Albrighton, Drinkwater, Amartey, Mahrez – Slimani, Vardy.
Burnley: Team News
Ashley Barnes is the only player out with an injury for Burnley in their trip to Leicester City.
Sean Dyche is expected to field an unchanged eleven from the side that earned a 1-1 draw against Hull City last weekend.
Burnley: Expected Starting Line-up vs Leicester City
Heaton – Ward, Mee, Keane, Lowton – Arfield, Defour, Marney, Boyd – Gray, Voakes.
Leicester City vs Burnley: Head-to-Head Stats
The Foxes are unbeaten in the last 9 league meetings against Burnley, with 6 wins and 3 draws.
During the two meetings of 2014/15, they played out a 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium before Leicester taking a 1-0 win at Burnley.
Also, Burnley have drawn in 3 of the last 4 meetings at Leicester.
Leicester City vs Burnley: Prediction
Leicester are in desperate search for three points and they will be fired up after taking just 4 points from their opening 4 matches. They do have a strong head-to-head record against Burnley and the home side are strong favourites to come out with a win.
Burnley will be certainly coming here to avoid a defeat. And their primary target is to stay away from the relegation zone. So it is very likely that they will sit deep and frustrate the opponents. As for the same reason any handicap bet on Leicester involves very high risk.
Leicester City vs Burnley: Bet Tips
Leicester City to win at 1.50 (1/2)
First Half Goals – Over 0.5 at 1.36 (4/11).