Burnley host Leicester City in the first of Sunday’s Premier League games. The home side have struggled for points in recent weeks and come into the weekend hovering outside the relegation zone. The Clarets have become top-flight regulars in recent years. Their recent outings have been painful to watch though.
Leicester will be hopeful of a top-four finish although they’ve not been at their best in recent matches either. Our preview looks ahead to what should be a fascinating clash at Turf Moor. It includes the latest odds, team news, and our predictions.
Burnley vs Leicester City – Premier League 2019/20
Where to Watch
Venue: Turf Moor
Kick Off Time: 14:00 GMT
TV Channel / Live Stream: The match will be live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League. Coverage gets underway at 1pm as part of Super Sunday.
Burnley vs Leicester City – The Form Guide
Burnley’s form makes alarming reading, especially with them slipping closer to the relegation zone. The Clarets have lost six of their last eight Premier League games. Worryingly for Sunday’s clash, Burnley have taken just one point from a possible 33 against teams currently in the top half of the table.
Southampton left the King Power Stadium with a well-deserved 2-1 win last time out. Leicester’s form dipped over the Christmas period. Defeats to Manchester City and Liverpool weren’t shocks but being held 1-1 at home by Norwich City and a defeat to Saints in their last outing has curtailed their momentum. They also have a Carabao Cup semi-final second leg coming up. Will that distract the Foxes?
What is the Team News?
Illness ruled Jay Rodriguez and Phil Bardsley out of Burnley’s defeat to Chelsea last weekend. They are in contention for a return to action here, though. Ashley Barnes, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady also missed the game and are doubtful for this clash.
Wilfred Ndidi is expected to be out for a few weeks after minor surgery. He’s likely to be missing until February as the Nigeria midfielder continues his recovery. Matty James and Daniel Amartey are both long-term absentees. Wes Morgan is still side-lined after being substituted in the FA Cup win over Wigan.
Burnley Predicted Line-up: Pope; Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil, Cork, Westwood, Rodriguez, Hendrick; Wood
Leicester City Predicted Line-up: Schmeichel; Chilwell, Evans, Soyuncu; Choudhury, Tielemans, Barnes, Maddison, Perez, Vardy
Burnley vs Leicester City Latest Odds
Unibet are a top price of 10/11 (1.91) about Leicester getting back to winning ways in this one. Burnley are 31/10 (4.10) underdogs to snap their losing streak and claim three valuable points in the battle against relegation. The draw is an industry-best 11/4 (3.75) with the same firm.
Burnley vs Leicester City Score Prediction
The home side have struggled for goals recently. Burnley have netted just once in their last four and that came at home to struggling Aston Villa in a 2-1 defeat. However, with Leicester missing the influential N’didi they may be able to contribute to the goal tally here. The Foxes should prove too good given their impressive performances across the season as a whole. That said, it might not be straight forward for Brendan Rodgers’ side. A 2-1 Leicester win is the preferred correct score prediction at 17/2 (8.50) with bet365.
Burnley vs Leicester City Betting Tip
The visitors make some appeal at 10/11 (1.91). Despite some dodgy performances recently, they take on a Burnley team who have been very poor of late. Dyche's side have built their reputation on being tough to break down but that's not the case lately. The Clarets have conceded goals at a staggering rate. For extra juice in the price, opt for the 15/8 (2.88) with Betway on an away win and over 2.5 goals in the game.
This selection has landed in six of Burnley’s seven games against teams currently ranked sixth or better this season. The other they lost 2-0 to Arsenal. With Leicester looking a little more suspect at the back the Clarets may find a breakthrough but are unlikely to have enough to take anything from the game. The reverse fixture finished 2-1 and a repeat here would land this bet at tasty odds.