Burnley v Leicester City Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Burnley v Leicester City

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Saturday, March 16, 2019


Turf Moor

Punter's Pick

The game however is still likely to be cagey, especially at the beginning and we would back an under 2.5 goals market at 4/5 with Bet365, especially for the starting 15-20 minute period with a view to cashing out. A draw no bet market in favour of Leicester also looks appealing at 8/11 with the same bookmaker.

Burnley host Leicester on Saturday knowing that a loss will leave them exposed to dropping back in to the bottom three as they only sit two points above the relegation zone. A win against the Foxes won’t be easy as they seem to be enjoying a mini revival after the exit of manager Claude Puel and will be looking to cement their own ambitions of finishing in the top half of the table.

Sean Dyche certainly would have felt that his team had turned a corner at the start of the new year, when they lost just one game in nine appearances including five wins and three draws. However they have recently slumped in form having lost their last three against Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Liverpool. With difficult fixtures against Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City still to come, you’d feel that they need to win against those in mid table or lower to stand a chance of avoiding relegation.

Prior to the sacking of Claude Puel, Leicester were in woeful form having gone seven games without a win in all competitions, including a knockout defeat to Newport County in the FA Cup. Immediately after the sacking, Leicester went on to beat Brighton 2-1 and were on course for a point against Watford until a 90th minute winner from Andre Gray. But they bounced back with a 3-1 win over Fulham with Jamie Vardy back in form having scored five in his last five games.

In recent times honours between the two have been even, with two victories apiece in the last two seasons. The reverse fixture saw both teams cancel each other out in a 0-0 draw despite Leicester dominating possession and posing more of a goal threat.

In team news, Burnley will continue to be without Jonathan Walters and midfielders Aaron Lennon and Steven Defour. There could however be a starting place for Johann Berg Gudmundsson after the Icelandic star impressed in his short cameo against Liverpool, scoring a well worked team goal in the process. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton and James Tarkowski will also be looking to impress after both were called up for England duty for the upcoming European qualifiers.

Leicester will be without long-term absentees Daniel Amartey and Marc Albrighton. Brendan Rodgers will most likely look to stick with as much of the team that beat Fulham last time out, especially as there will be a prolonged break for his players after this fixture.

Sean Dyche will be looking to his attacking duo of Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes to drive the team forward as you would expect the Clarets to be pushing hard for the victory given the size of the gap at the bottom. This could be perfect for Leicester who have built their reputation as being a devastating counter-attacking team in recent years. The game however is still likely to be cagey, especially at the beginning and we would back an under 2.5 goals market at 4/5 with Bet365, especially for the starting 15-20 minute period with a view to cashing out. A draw no bet market in favour of Leicester also looks appealing at 8/11 with the same bookmaker.

Punter's Pick

The game however is still likely to be cagey, especially at the beginning and we would back an under 2.5 goals market at 4/5 with Bet365, especially for the starting 15-20 minute period with a view to cashing out. A draw no bet market in favour of Leicester also looks appealing at 8/11 with the same bookmaker.

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