Leicester vs Burnley prediction: Leicester 2-0 Burnley
There were plenty of positives to take for Leicester as they came agonisingly close to drawing at Anfield prior to the international break.
Burnley are on a solid run of form themselves, with just one defeat in their last six league matches.
The Clarets are still searching for their first away win of the campaign and have never won away at Leicester in the Premier League.
Leicester vs Burnley: Who will win?
Leicester are unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season. Only Liverpool (12) have won more points at home than Leicester (10).
Leicester are 4/7 favourites to win on Saturday while Burnley are priced at 5/1. The draw can be backed at 3/1.
Burnley have failed to score in their last three matches at the King Power Stadium. Leicester are looking for their third clean sheet at home this season. Leicester are 11/10 to keep a clean sheet.
Jamie Vardy has scored 10 goals in his last 10 Premier League home appearances. Only Sadio Mané and Sergio Aguero have more in that period. Vardy is 11/4 to open the scoring and 5/6 to score anytime.
Leicester vs Burnley Premier League match preview
The Premier League returns to action this weekend following the international break. Leicester City host Burnley at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers’ side begin matchweek 9 in 4th place following their 2-1 defeat at Anfield a fortnight ago. James Maddison’s 80th-minute equaliser meant the Foxes were minutes away from becoming the first side to prevent Liverpool from winning a league match this season.
Deep into stoppage time, James Milner converted from the penalty spot after Marc Albrighton tripped Sadio Mané in the area. The defeat ended Leicester’s run of three straight wins in all competitions.
Leicester won 5-0 against Newcastle in their last match at home. Only one team (Crystal Palace) has conceded fewer goals at home this season than the Foxes (2).
Burnley moved up to 7th following their 1-0 home win over Everton last time out. Jeff Hendrick scored the only goal of the game as the Toffees played most of the second half with 10 men. Sean Dyche’s side are now unbeaten in their last four matches.
The Clarets, who are currently above the likes of Spurs, Wolves and Manchester United, could leapfrog Leicester with a win on Saturday.
Leicester’s next three matches after Saturday are all away from home, where their form has been less impressive.
Burnley and Leicester have met eight times previously in the Premier League. Leicester’s Premier League record against the Clarets reads four wins, two draws and two defeats.
Last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a bore 0-0 draw at the King Power. Leicester took all three points in the side’s most recent meeting, winning 2-1 at Turf Moor in March of this year.
Leicester team news vs Burnley
James Maddison withdrew from the England squad due to illness, although the midfielder is expected to be available on Saturday.
Ayoze Perez could return to Leicester’s starting eleven after starting on the bench against Liverpool. Marc Albrighton and Harvey Barnes are further wide options for Rodgers.
Hamza Choudhury will likely settle for a spot on the bench. The midfielder received heavy criticism for his reckless foul on Mohamed Salah at Anfield.
Matty James remains sidelined with a long-term injury.
Burnley team news vs Leicester
Johann Berg Gudmundsson is a doubt after picking up an injury while on international duty with Iceland. Uncertainty over his availability could see Jeff Hendrick continue on the right flank.
Full-back Erik Pieters is a minor doubt with an ankle injury but Sean Dyche does not think it’s serious. Charlie Taylor will deputise if Pieters fails to recover in time.
Jack Cork and former Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater are both rated 50/50 to be available on Saturday, with shoulder and ankle injuries respectively. One of them is likely to partner Ashley Westwood in central midfield.
Aaron Lennon and Jay Rodriguez will be pushing for starts after recent appearances off the bench. Rodriguez has featured as a substitute in all eight of Burnley’s league games so far.
Ben Mee and Chris Wood are both expected to face their former club.
Leicester predicted line-up vs Burnley
Burnley predicted line-up vs Leicester
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