Leicester vs Burnley Prediction and Betting Odds: Leicester to Win Home Game
Leicester City will host Burnley on Saturday in the Premier League. Leicester had their worst possible start to the season as they have mustered only two wins so far. With three defeats they are currently in 12th place and cannot afford any more mishaps.
Burnley is still searching for that elusive win and would be hoping for some positives when they travel to the King Power stadium.
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A Champions League spot is at stake for the Foxes as they have been very consistent for the last couple of seasons. They are currently plying their trade in the Europa League but will be aiming for the top four spots to gain an automatic entry into the Champions League.
But they haven’t matched their standards so far and people have started to believe it would be difficult for them to bounce back from this situation. But Brendan Rodgers is capable of achieving the impossible and Leicester might just be back on their road to recovery.
Burnley are known for their defensive traits as Sean Dyche has managed to put together a well-oiled outfit who can choke opposition with their strong backline. But this season Dyche has found it difficult to keep it running as his sid is currently languishing in the relegation zone.
With only a solitary point in their kitty, the Clarets’ future is hanging on a thread. Dyche recently signed a long term contract with the club and is determined to keep their Premier League status intact.
He said, “I have a strong affinity with the area and our supporters after so many years here and I look forward to putting in the hard work needed to keep the club moving in the right direction.
“It was an important summer for us to add talent and depth to the team, but the work doesn’t stop there. As a club we’re about developing and improving players and the environment we foster here is so important to that.
“I am looking forward to continuing to develop that environment, work with a great group of players and coaches and to build on the positive relationship with our new ownership headed up by Alan (Pace).”
They lost their last game 1-0 against Arsenal and the match against Foxes could emerge as a real test for their survival. They have failed to deliver so far but Dyche will be looking to push his players to give it all on the pitch.
Leicester vs Burnley Prediction and Betting Odds: Match Odds
Leicester vs Burnley Prediction and Betting Odds: Predicted Winner
All the betting odds are hinting at a clear win for Leicester City
Leicester vs Burnley Prediction and Betting Odds: Predicted Lineup
Brendan Rodgers has a number of selection headaches before the Burnley clash.
Jonny Evans is yet to regain his fitness while Wesley Fofana has been ruled out for a much longer period.
Kasper Schmeichel will be under the sticks
Caglar Soyuncu will feel the pressure as he will team up with Jannik Vestergaard in the heart of the Foxes defence.
Ryan Bertrand will start as the left back whole Ricardo Pereira will start on the right side.
Wilfred Ndidi will be the sole defensive midfielder for the Foxes.
Harvey Barnes and James Maddison will fill up both the flanks.
Youri Tielemans and Boubakary Soumare will be in an advanced midfield role.
Jamie Vardy will lead the line.
Nick Pope will have the responsibility of the Burnley goal.
Ben Mee and James Tarkowski will marshal the deep defence.
Charlie Taylor will be on the left side of the defence while Matthew Lowton will be the right back for this game.
Josh Brownhill and Ashley Westwood will man the midfield.
Dwight McNeil and Johann Berg Gudmundsson will be the two wingers for the game.
Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood will be the two strikers.
Leicester vs Burnley Prediction and betting Odds: Why Leicester City can win
- Jame Vardy can be a pain for the Clarets defenders
- Leicester City have an edge over Burnley due to their superior squad
- Home supporters could provide the right platform for the Foxes to outsmart Burnley
Leicester City vs Burnley H2H
2021 3 March
1 – 1
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2 – 1
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2 – 1
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1 – 2
A lot of Leicester City’s performance will depend on how Coyuncu performs for them. The Turkish defender hasn’t been at his best and talks have been going on to dump the player from the playing eleven. But with both Evans and Fofana missing Ciyuncu needs to step up his game and even Rodgers made him aware of the situation a few weeks ago.
“Every centre-half, if they’re not a talker in the game, they need to play alongside someone who is.
“Jonny, whether it was with Harry Maguire, whether it was with Cags, whether it was with Wesley (Fofana), he is the talker in the back-line.
“Your two centre-halves are your tactical decision-makers in the game. They’re so important as they dictate the depth of your team.
“That’s something we’ve looked at from the game the other night. You have to be communicating, you have to be shortening the pitch as a back four.
“That was the big problem for us, and when you don’t do that, you leave too much space.
“This game, when the opposition has the ball, it’s about denying space and for the likes of Cags, he’s still a player who has had a lot of experience in this league, but obviously has had a couple of seasons now and that’s something he will improve on that side of his game.“
Burnley responded quite well to Arsenal’s challenges in the last game but failed to convert their chances into something. But they will definitely have their chance with this vulnerable and shaky Foxes defence and the onus will be on Barnes and Wood to give the away fans something to cheer for. A point would be sufficient for Dyche’s side but given the current scenario, they will be looking to attack the home side from the very first minute.
Both the teams will shake up their teams for the midweek game and a number of players could be rested given the ample importance of this clash. Leicester could enter the top half of the table should the other results go in their favour while for Burnley a precious three points would surely help the Clarets to get out of the relegation zone.