Burnley vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).
Burnley are in huge problems after a streak of three consecutive losses brought them right on the brink of the danger area. They are just two points above the red zone Cardiff City and they will be desperate to pick up a result on Saturday afternoon when Leicester City come to visit Turf Moor.
Clarets shipped as many as nine goals during the mentioned three-loss thread. They fell 1-3 to Crystal Palace in the previous home fixture before losing 4-2 to second-placed Liverpool away at Anfield last weekend.
Sean Dyche will rely heavily on his team’s fine home form as Burnley won four and drew one of five home matches in the league before the aforementioned defeat to Crystal Palace. Clarets were usually known as a tight defensive-minded outfit, but they have the second weakest defensive record in the entire division at the moment. Even the rock-bottomed Huddersfield Town allowed fewer goals than them so far in the season.
Burnley vs Leicester City: Head-to-head
Four of last five head to head games saw home teams snatching the spoils as the home court advantage plays a significant role in this match-up.
This term’s clash offered no goals when sides met each other in mid-November last year at King Power Stadium.
Just one of past five head to head outings produced goals at both ends.
Burnley vs Leicester City: Prediction
Burnley’s clear lack of defensive stability will be the music to the ears of Jamie Vardy who is enjoying a strong spell of form at the moment. Leicester’s experienced talisman bagged at least a goal in each of last three appearances for the Foxes. The streak includes a brace in last weekend’s 3-1 home win over relegation threatened Fulham.
We recognize the value in backing in-form Vardy to score anytime past the second weakest defensive line in the division at the odds of 2.50. Since both teams generally conceded and scored goals with ease of late, you can hardly make a mistake backing goals at both ends at the odds of 1.80.
Burnley vs Leicester City: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
Jamie Vardy to score anytime @ 2.50 (6/4).