Burnley v Leicester


In a game that could have a big impact on the bottom and the chase for a top-four spot in the Premier League, Burnley host Leicester at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon.

Burnley’s recent form in the Premier League has been poor, as the Clarets have lost seven of their last nine outings in the top-flight, including suffering four straight league defeats. A 3-0 defeat at Chelsea last time out means that Sean Dyche’s team have now conceded at least two goals in their last three Premier League outings.

The recent poor run of form in the top-flight has left Burnley just three points clear of the relegation zone.

Even Burnley’s usually solid home record has been poor of late, as the team from Lancashire have suffered defeat in four of their last five league outings at Turf Moor. A defensive vulnerability has played a big part in their recent poor home form, with the Clarets conceding at least two goals in all four of their recent defeats on home soil.

Leicester’s title challenge has now faded and the Foxes will now be concentrating on finishing in the Premier League top-four this season. League leaders Liverpool are now 16 points ahead of the third-place visitors, with a game in-hand too.

Brendan Rodgers team are currently 11 points clear of fifth-place Manchester United in the race for the Champions League spots this season. However, a recent run of three defeats in their last five league outings has created slight worries that the team from the Midlands may fall out of the top-four.

Despite their relatively inconsistent run of form of late, Leicester have won six of their last seven away games in the Premier League.

Team News

Burnley have some big injury doubts, with Robbie Brady, Johan Berg Gudmundsson, Ashley Barnes and Jay Rodriguez are all fitness doubts for this clash.

Leicester are expected to be without Wilfred Ndidi and Daniel Amartey due to injury, while Wes Morgan and Matty James are also fitness doubts.

Match Prediction

I can see Leicester recording a narrow victory in this clash, as confidence seems low in the Burnley camp, so the Foxes should have too much quality for the Clarets.

3/4 Odds


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