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Burnley vs Leicester Prediction & Match Preview


Burnley vs Leicester Prediction & Match Preview

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: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Burnley Leicester played so far 29 matches.
Burnley won 9 direct matches. Leicester won 13 matches. 7 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.00 goals per Match.

Burnley vs Leicester Prediction

Burnley in actual season average scored 0.76 goals per match. In 11 (64.71%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (23.53%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Leicester average scored 1.71 goals per match in season 2021. In 16 (76.19%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (52.38%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Burnley striker Chris Wood came through his cameo appearance against Tottenham without any issues and is in contention to start for the first time since the end of January.

Midfielder Dale Stephens is another who is back available after playing the final 10 minutes in North London.

Ashley Barnes and Johann Berg Gudmundsson remain sidelined, however, while Robbie Brady and Erik Pieters are not expected to recover from injury in time to play any part.

As for Leicester, they could be without as many as nine first-team players for this trip to Lancashire.

Barnes is set to miss at least the next six weeks after undergoing surgery on his patella, while James Maddison is a big fitness doubt.

Jamie Vardy is another who is not at 100% and has only found the net in one of his last 12 appearances in all competitions, though Rodgers is unlikely to leave him out here.

Burnley possible starting lineup:
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Westwood, Stephens, McNeil; Wood, Rodriguez

Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans; Pereira, Under, Albrighton; Vardy