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Burnley vs. Leicester Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
15 January 2020
Sunday 19 January
Turf Moor – Premier League
Leicester look to get back to winning ways on Sunday, as they travel to a Burnley side that has lost their last four Premier Leauge fixtures. The Clarets are always hard to beat, however, so won’t go down easily.
Leicester won the reverse fixture by two goals to one, despite Chris Wood getting the early opener. Goals for the Foxes from Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans completed the come-back.
Ashley Barnes should be fit to return after two weeks off with a groin problem. The striker is expected to join Chris Wood up-front, with Jeff Hendrick failing to impress last weekend against Chelsea. Ben Gibson and Johann Gudmundsson are both doubts, but may be fit enough to make the bench on Sunday.
Brendon rodgers may be tempted to rotate his starting XI after his tried and tested team struggled against Southampton last week. Kilechi Iheanacho will be hoping to start, dispite having a goal dissallowed, whilst Youri Tielemans is likely to return to the line-up. Wilfred Ndidi remains injured, with Wes Morgan also sidelined.
Burnley vs. Leicester Predictions, Preview and Predictions
Four consecutive defeats have seen Burnley drop perilously close to the relegation zone, and face third-placed Leicester on Sunday. They’re 4.15 to get back to winning ways here.
The Foxes have seen their fantastic form of the first half of the season drop off in recent weeks, with a tough run of fixtures, compounded by a relatively thin squad. Inevitably, Jamie Vardy’s goal-scoring run has come to an end, with the striker failing to score in his last three games, a drought by his standards. Leicester are nevertheless 1.86 to win, with the draw at 3.70.
This will come as a relief for the Clarets, who have uncharacteristically conceded the fourth most goals in the league so far this season. Sean Dyche’s side have looked far from their defensively resolute best, and this was well exploited by Chelsea in Burnley’s last game. Despite committing few men forward Dyche’s back line were opened up with a needless penalty, before conceding from two simple crosses into the box.
Even at their best, Burnley were never a free-scoring side and if they fail to shore up their back-line, they could be in danger come the end of the campaign. For Leicester, Sunday’s game offers the perfect opporunity to get their season back on track.
Jamie Vardy to score anytime at 1.83
The former England forward may be going though a dry patch but should be able to exploit a Burnley defence that is low on confidence.
Leicester to win to nil at 3.10
The Clarets offered little going forward last week against a shaky Chelsea defence, so are even less likely to score on Sunday.