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Leicester City vs Burnley betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Leicester City vs Burnley prediction: Leicester City 3-0 Burnley

Leicester is still a city in mourning.

It will take months for the grief after the tragic death of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha to pass.

However, last weekend’s win was the perfect way to honour his legacy.

Will the Foxes get another win against a struggling Burnley?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha looks on following the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium on May 5, 2018 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester City vs Burnley: Who will win?

Unsurprisingly, Leicester are big favourites at 1/2 to claim all three points.

Burnley are 6/1 to claim just their third Premier League win of the season.

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A draw is priced at 3/1.

Burnley have been leaking goals recently and Leicester to win and over 2.5 goals is 5/4.

Both teams to score is evens.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Kelechi Iheanacho, Demarai Gray and James Maddison of Leicester City applaud fans following the Premier League match between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at The King Power Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Jamie Vardy has scored three goals so far this season. He’s 11/4 to score first and 10/11 to net anytime.

Chris Wood scored his third goal of the season last Saturday. The New Zealand international is 8/1 to score first and 11/4 to score in 90 minutes.

Both Vardy and James Maddison to score is 4/1.

Leicester City vs Burnley: Match preview

Last Saturday was a day everyone connected with Leicester City will never forget.

It was their first fixture since the helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium just minutes after their match with West Ham.

Prior to the match at the Cardiff City Stadium, banners and flags were on display to honour the man known as ‘The Boss’.

It was a tight game but, 10 minutes into the second half, Demarai Gray scored the only goal of the game; a fitting tribute from one of Leicester’s title winners.

That result was their fifth win of the season but first since 29 September.

However, they’ve also lost 5 games which makes them one of the most unpredictable sides in the league.

Nevertheless, they should have enough quality to make it back to back wins.

CARDIFF, WALES – SEPTEMBER 30: Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart celebrates the winning goal during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Burnley FC at Cardiff City Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Burnley are really struggling.

A 5-0 defeat away to Manchester City, followed by a 4-0 battering at home to Chelsea, was slightly worrying but better teams than Burnley will lose to those two.

What was alarming was last weekend’s heavy loss.

The Clarets went down 4-2 at the London Stadium to West Ham meaning they’d conceded 13 goals in 3 games.

Only Fulham have a worse defensive record in the Premier League and they’ve conceded more ‘big chances’ than anyone else in the division.

That was their seventh defeat in the Premier League already and they’ve won just twice.

What’s also concerning is that they have to face Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal before Christmas.

These are the kind of games they need to be getting points from so can they stop the rot?

Leicester City team news vs Burnley

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CARDIFF, WALES – NOVEMBER 03: Demarai Gray of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal by revealing a commemorative for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Leicester City at Cardiff City Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Since last weekend’s win at Cardiff, Claude Puel has had suffered two injury setbacks.

Kasper Schmeichel, who was in tears during the minutes applause for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was effected by the tragedy more than most.

Nevertheless, he’ll keep up his record of having played every minute of every game this season.

Ricardo Pereira, a summer signing from Porto, did enjoy playing on the wing earlier on in the season but will now revert to right-back after Daniel Amartey’s horrific ankle injury.

Only 3 players in the Premier League have made more tackles than Ricardo’s 37.

Çağlar Söyüncü made his debut in the West Ham match but dropped out to allow captain Wes Morgan to return after his ban.

However, after Harry Maguire’s injury in training, the Turk will get another start.

Left-back Ben Chilwell is one of just two outfield players to have played every minute of every match in the league.

The other is Wilfred Ndidi who’s looking to form a partnership alongside Nampalys Mendy.

Demarai Gray’s goal in south Wales should see him warrant another start.

James Maddison is the other play out of this fixture which sould see Kelechi Iheanacho play in behind Jamie Vardy.

It is a strong team that should have enough to win this one.

Burnley team news vs Leicester City

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – AUGUST 01: Sean Dyche manager of Burnley looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Burnley and Celta Vigo at Turf Moor on August 1, 2017 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

In contrast, selection headaches for Sean Dyche.

Despite all the goals conceded, very few could be attributed to Joe Hart.

In fact, the former England number 1 has made more saves than any other goalkeeper this season (49).

Stats also prove that the two centre-backs are still putting their body on the line.

James Tarkowski has made more blocks than anybody else in the league (22), closely followed by Ben Mee (16) who’s made the third most.

They will remain the first choice pairing with Ben Gibson still out injured.

Matt Lowton is just one booking away from suspension having amassed four yellow cards so far.

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson’s goal at the London Stadium last Saturday was his second of the season.

They could really do with him returning to his best form.

Steven Defour’s reintegration into the side after a long injury should make them a better side even if results don’t support that argument.

Ashley Westwood’s underwhelming performance last weekend may well see him drop out for the reliable Jack Cork.

Sam Vokes started that match with Matěj Vydra in behind but the front pairing might completely change.

Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes will be tasked with getting the goals that can get the points they so desperately need.

Can Burnley return to the side that was so hard to beat just last season?

It’s a big ask in a tough game.

Predicted Leicester City team vs Burnley

Predicted Leicester City line up vs Burnley

Predicted Burnley team vs Leicester City

Predicted Burnley line up vs Leicester City

The latest tweets from Leicester City pre Burnley

The latest tweets from Burnley pre Leicester City

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.


Leicester to beat Burnley & both teams to score: 5/2!