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Burnley vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

With just five points separating Burnley and the relegation zone, Sean Dyche's Clarets find themselves in survival mode for the remainder of the 2020-21 Premier League campaign after being battered by Tottenham at the weekend. Visiting Leicester City are in their own poor spell at the minute, with a combination of a host of injuries and an unexpected elimination from the Europa League compounded by a toothless loss to Arsenal on Sunday.
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Burnley vs Leicester City: Betting tips & odds

This article covers Burnley vs Leicester City betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Burnley 3/1

o – Draw 23/10

o – Leicester City 1/1

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

 

Burnley vs Leicester City: Match details

Match: Burnley vs Leicester City

Competition: Premier League

Date: March 3, 2021

Kick-off time: 6:00 pm, March 3, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Turf Moor

Burnley vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley looks on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on November 26, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

 

Betting prediction: Burnley 0-1 Leicester City

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Over two legs against Slavia Prague and failing to find the back of the net against Arsenal, it’s clear that Leicester City has hit a bit of a snag recently, despite them doing just enough to get a good result against Aston Villa. Injuries to key attacking players mean that the Foxes are very much down to the circumstance of relying solely on Jamie Vardy if James Maddison is unavailable until the likes of Cengiz Ünder and Mark Albrighton can prove their creative worth consistently. Burnley still remain destitute regarding their ability to find goals this term overall and though they will – as usual – try to make themselves as hard as possible to be broken down, a close-knit three points for Leicester should be on the cards.

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Winning Margin: Leicester +1

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Being blanked by Slavia Prague twice while also struggling to truly give Arsenal headaches at the back apart from a lovely solo effort by Youri Tielemans at the weekend is plenty of evidence to suggest that Leicester could struggle for consistent goal production until they receive attacking reinforcements with returning players. They should still have enough about themselves to edge-out a result against Burnley.

Result/Both Teams to Score: Leicester – No

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Sometimes it is difficult to see past what logic dictates when it comes to predictions. Burnley should be losing to Leicester by comparison, but then inexplicable things like beating Liverpool, Aston Villa, and Arsenal have happened this term for Sean Dyche’s men. That’s the nature of football; the unexpected upsets we love to see. It is always possible, though much of that may have to come down to Leicester being poor again as they have been in recent fixtures. The Foxes should still edge it but only just.

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Burnley vs Leicester City – recent form and head to head statistics

Burnley FC vs Leicester City FC form
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Fulham FC vs Burnley FC - 0:2
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Burnley FC vs West Ham United FC - 1:2
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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Burnley FC - 0:4
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Manchester United FC vs Burnley FC - 3:1
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Burnley FC vs Newcastle United FC - 1:2
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Manchester United FC vs Leicester City FC - 1:2
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Leicester City FC vs Newcastle United FC - 2:4
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Southampton FC vs Leicester City FC - 1:1
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Leicester City FC vs Crystal Palace FC - 2:1
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Leicester City FC vs West Bromwich Albion - 3:0
Last 5 games for Burnley FC
May 10, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Fulham FC 0 - 2 Burnley FC
May 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Burnley FC 1 - 2 West Ham United FC
April 25, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 0 - 4 Burnley FC
April 18, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 3 - 1 Burnley FC
April 11, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Burnley FC 1 - 2 Newcastle United FC
Last 5 games for Leicester City FC
May 11, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 1 - 2 Leicester City FC
May 7, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 4 Newcastle United FC
April 30, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 1 - 1 Leicester City FC
April 26, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 1 Crystal Palace FC
April 22, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 3 - 0 West Bromwich Albion
Burnley FC vs Leicester City FC Premier League 20/21 form
Burnley FC Leicester City FC
35 Matches played 36
10 Matches won 20
332 Goal attempts 444
119 Shots on goal 169
136 Shots off goal 132
151 Corner kicks 199
41% Average ball possession 55%
77 Shots blocked 143
46 Cards given 56
448 Free kicks 490
76 Offsides 69
4 Shots on post 4
5 Shots on bar 6
24 Goals by foot 54
8 Goals by head 7
33 Goals scored 65
47 Goals conceded 44
Burnley FC vs Leicester City FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Burnley FC Leicester City FC
30 Matches 30
15 Home Matches 15
15 Away Matches 15
25 Total Goals 35
0.83 Average Goals Scored 1.17
9 Wins 13
13 Losses 9
8 Draws 8
Last 5 games & match results between Burnley FC and Leicester City FC
March 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Burnley FC 1 - 1 Leicester City FC
September 20, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 4 - 2 Burnley FC
January 19, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Burnley FC 2 - 1 Leicester City FC
October 19, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Leicester City FC 2 - 1 Burnley FC
March 16, 2019 Premier League 18/19 Burnley FC 1 - 2 Leicester City FC


 

Burnley vs Leicester City: Match preview

Criticism for Burnley’s poor showing against Tottenham at the weekend in their 4-0 drubbing at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was justified. There is no debate to be had there. But it is important for it to be more nuanced than simply commenting on what we can see on the surface. Soft goals and little created at the other end will never end well against a Spurs-side who, while struggling overall this season, has a host of gifted players throughout the team that can kill you on any given day. Making it too easy for them to turn up and hit the clinical button, however, is what many in the Burnley camp will be frustrated by.

The usual thought process with Burnley seems the easy choice when analysing how their season has gone. When their approach works, they garner results like the aforementioned wins against Liverpool, Villa, and Arsenal. When the pieces are still scattered around the table and not strung together, poor offerings like the weekend are the result. This is the microcosm of the nature of how Burnley is currently playing their football; black and white and hardly any pliable grey area.

But the more nuanced criticism that can be levied really is not a criticism at all. With a squad that is small and really only built to tackle domestic offerings, when the little depth you do have takes a hit to consistent injuries this term like Burnley have suffered, it makes things that much more difficult. It’s that manner of poor luck that has not hit clubs like Villa and West Ham United this season, which goes a long way to help them overachieve and consistently perform to a level that is probably over what they would be capable of otherwise.

And it really is action stations for the rest of the season for the Clarets, who sit just five points off the relegation zone and two tricky fixtures on the immediate horizon on Wednesday, and then Arsenal in Leicester’s wake. That is then followed up by a date with Everton, though results could be more possible against a wounded Southampton and Newcastle United during a period of respite, only to then have to deal with Manchester United, Wolves, and West Ham. With the likes of Brighton, Newcastle, and Fulham exhibiting a better overall run of recent form regarding their total point hauls in recent fixtures, the relegation dog fight could be edging closer for a club that desires loftier ambitions.

Burnley vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 28: Ashley Barnes of Burnley gestures during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Manchester United at Turf Moor on December 28, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Injury-ravaged Leicester City still have it all to play for

It is all going well for Leicester City in 2020-21 when you review the overall picture. The disappointment surrounding their ousting from the Europa League earlier than possibly expected is an isolated frustration, but there could be some good that could come from a tail-end of the campaign that will not feature the same level of fixture congestion. That fact could not have come at a better time for Brendan Rodgers as Leicester is now in the midst of dealing with an injury frustrating period regarding the injury bug that has hit the King Power Stadium outfit.

Though they still have the FA Cup quarterfinals to contend with, just having to concern themselves predominately with league-play could be an ace of spades in Rodgers hand that may help Leicester see out their season better than they managed to do last season where a late poor run of form saw them miss out on Europe’s premier club competition this term. The Leicester boss has remarked as such recently, mentioning that no matter how well they have played this term overall, the season is hardly over at current. They will have to do it without Harvey Barnes for six weeks, though, and for a side that is having to contend with a West Ham that refuses to regress to the mean, and an overall improved Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel, the pressure will surely begin to mount.

But for Rodgers, it is so much more than just avoiding a dip in form like last season, but having the right mentality at current to ensure that the hard work and performance levels do not drop in what is a very tight race in the top third of the table. With twelve matches to go in the league – in other words, roughly 33% remaining – and just five points separating them from a drop out of the top four, Leicester still has it all to play for. As Rodgers has said, they have achieved nothing this season if you view the current landscape through an honest lens. Getting to the end of the season in a place as high as possible is how you tackle every fixture in the correct view, and even though on paper the Foxes should probably win comfortably against lesser opposition in Burnley, that very mentality is how a club gets stuck in a tailspin that so often is unrecoverable.

There is a real chance for Leicester to continue to build on their credentials as a club that is capable of upsetting the established order in England. All that is necessary on their end is to keep doing what got them to where they currently are.

Burnley vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City reacts after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at The King Power Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)


 

Burnley team news vs Leicester City

Sean Dyche will certainly be without Jóhann Gudmundsson and Ashley Barnes when they host Leicester City at Turf Moor on Wednesday.

Robbie Brady and Erik Pieters are both listed as doubts as well, but Dyche has left the door open for them to be available for the matchday squad on the bench should they prove fit.

Chris Wood and Dale Stephens were fit enough to make the bench in the loss against Tottenham at the weekend, and Wood could very well regain his place in the matchday XI at the expense of Matej Vydra.

Leicester City team news vs Burnley

Things continue to worsen for Brendan Rodgers on the personnel from, with the Leicester City boss watching both Harvey Barnes and Jonny Evans come off injured against Arsenal.

Barnes is ruled out, while Evans is a doubt.

The pair are added to the growing list of unavailable options for the Foxes, with Dennis Praet, Wes Morgan, Ayoze Pérez, and James Justin all ruled out still.

Rodgers will be hoping to regain Wesley Fofana and James Maddison in time for their away day, however. If both are available, it’s likely that they will be included in the matchday XI.


 

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Leicester City

Burnley vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

 

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Burnley

Burnley vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Burnley vs Leicester City betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between Burnley vs Leicester City?
18:00, Wednesday 03 March 2021
What is the prediction for Burnley vs Leicester City?
Burnley 0-1 Leicester City
What are the Burnley vs Leicester City betting odds?
Burnley 3/1, Draw 23/10, Leicester 1/1