Burnley vs Leicester Prediction & Match Preview

Burnley vs Leicester
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 19 January 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).

Leicester will be desperate to get some sense of consistency back to their campaign, after the tough schedule they went through totally has dented their title hopes. This Sunday, they may be on the road, but against Burnley who have lost their last four league games in a row, the Foxes are easily the favorites.

Burnley vs Leicester Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Leicester are on a two-game winning run against this opponent.
  • Ten of the former twelve wins went to the Foxes.
  • Five of the preceding seven wins at this stadium went to the same team as well.
  • Burnley had failed to score in three of their last six appearances in front of the home crowd.

Burnley vs Leicester Match Preview

After threatening to show the glimpses of their title-winning 2015-16 season, Leicester have now come back to earth. 

They experienced losses in back-to-back games against Liverpool, and Manchester City – currently the two best teams in England, and it really gave a reality check for the Foxes about their apparent position in the English Football hierarchy.

Still, the team would very much like to qualify for the Champions League, and on that front, they are still a favorite. They may even be able to fight for the runner-up spot in the table – but whatever it may be, the Foxes have to get back to their winning track right now.

Burnley vs Leicester Prediction

Burnley were defeated at the Stamford Bridge the last match-day, as they took on Chelsea. The Blues had totally dominated the game with a 3-0 scoreline.

Meanwhile, Leicester were defeated at their own home by a Southampton side by a 1-2 scorecard, whom they had defeated earlier in the season with a 0-9 scoreline.

Despite the loss, the Foxes are the favorites for this upcoming encounter. They are a special bunch of players with an apparently unlimited supply of fighting spirit and confidence. 

The former champions of the league will be adamant to make a statement to the rest of the competition, and we surely can expect one of the best performances by the team this season.

Moreover, Leicester have lost just against four teams in their prior thirty-five match-days – Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Southampton. On the road, they had won eight of their last nine trips, and the sole loss had come against Pep’s City.

On the other hand, Burnley had lost seven of their preceding ten fixtures, and conceded twice or more in their previous four games on the trot. In front of the home crowd, they had lost five of their preceding eight matches, and had conceded twice or more in five of their last six. 

In addition, Leicester won the last two games against this opponent, registered ten of the previous twelve h2h wins, and five of the prior seven at this venue. They had also kept clean sheets in three of their former six visits to this stadium.

Taking into account these observations, it’s adjudged that Leicester are firmly the favorites to deliver the three points this Sunday, and in view of their desperation, the team will try to get on top of things right away.

Moreover, considering their impressive defensive prowess, brave punters can back the Leicester to Win to Nil option at 3.25 odd.

Burnley vs Leicester Betting Tips

  • Leicester to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • Leicester to Score in First Half @ 1.80 (4/5).