Kick-off: 1800, 03/03/2021
Stadium: Turf Moor
TV: Sky Sports
Burnley must quickly recover from Sunday’s 4-0 hammering at Tottenham but are fancied to bounce back and take a point off Leicester at Turf Moor.
The Foxes are coming off a couple of disappointing and damaging defeats on home turf, plus Brendan Rodgers is now hampered by a crippling injury list.
We’re going with 9/4 for a draw in Lancashire as our first Burnley vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley will have been disappointed with their weekend effort, as they simply didn’t turn up when visiting Spurs.
The Clarets went behind after just two minutes in London and were 3-0 down at the break against opponents who had been struggling themselves.
“A lot was made before the game about their run and that was always in the back of my mind,” said Sean Dyche.
“Sides like this very rarely continue that run of form, so it is going to change and you don’t want to be the ones who help change it for them.
“And we were in the early part of the game. A really poor first goal, way out of what we normally do, and the second equally when we get done on a long ball.
“It calms them down, any weird feelings they might have about playing Burnley, or the noise around the club, once they get a foothold it immediately calms them down.
“If you keep it tight, don’t give them a lot, sometimes they find themselves a bit nervy. We never got anywhere near getting them to a nervy stage and that would have been a weapon.”
The Clarets have only lost to both Manchester clubs from their last 10 home matches in this competition, though, drawing the past three of those fixtures.
Burnley have also shown they can put pressure on Leicester’s defence, scoring in the last four renewals of this fixture following September’s 4-2 defeat at King Power Stadium.
Looking at the Burnley vs Leicester odds, we like 10/3 for a score draw.
Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Cork, Brownhill, McNeil, Westwood, Rodriguez, Vydra.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester looked to be flying when a 2-1 win at Aston Villa put them joint-second, but things then took a turn for the worse.
A 2-0 home loss to Slavia Prague sent City crashing out of the Europa League before going down 3-1 to Arsenal dented their top-four hopes.
Youri Tielemans opened the scoring for the Foxes against the Gunners but David Luiz and Nicolas Pepe scored either side of Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty at the King Power Stadium.
To rub salt into their wounds, Harvey Barnes is now set to be out for at least six weeks with a knee injury after being carried off during a miserable afternoon.
Jonny Evans also came off with a calf problem to add to a lengthy casualty list which includes James Maddison, Ayoze Perez, James Justin, Wesley Fofana and Dennis Praet.
Brendan Rodgers said: “We’re down to the bare bones. We’ve carried it all season and the players have been great, but even when we got the first goal, they had the greater energy.
“We have suffered with it a lot, we’ve had to get through it but when you are missing the influential players it makes it more difficult.”
The Foxes have struggled with the physicality of Burnley’s front men in past encounters, with Chris Wood scoring in the last three head-to-head meetings.
After six games out with a hamstring injury, the New Zealand international returned to action off the bench at Tottenham.
Let’s add 11/2 for him to net the last goal in this game to our Burnley vs Leicester betting tips.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira, Castagne, Thomas, Tielemans, Barnes, Ndidi, Vardy, Iheanacho.
Tottenham 4-0 BURNLEY
LEICESTER 1-3 Arsenal – Youri Tielemans
Head-to-head: Leicester 4-2 Burnley, Burnley 2-1 Leicester, Leicester 2-1 Burnley, Burnley 1-2 Leicester, Leicester 0-0 Burnley
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