Burnley vs Leicester City
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 15 January 2022
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Turf Moor.
Burnley will head into the fixture winless in eight fixtures across all competitions and an extremely closely fought relegation scrap to get themselves out of.
Following the 6-3 loss at the Etihad on boxing day, Leicester have managed to get convincing results under their belts and will head into the fixture with sheer momentum.
The Clarets were knocked out by Championship side Huddersfield in the 3rd round tie of the FA Cup last weekend. In terms of the league, they were last seen in a 3-1 loss against Leeds United away from home.
The club now sits 18th in the league table and two points shy of safety. However, the club has two games in hand over the other clubs in the relegation zone.
The Foxes meanwhile proceeded to the next round of the FA Cup with a 4-1 win against Watford at home. Their previous league outing saw the side hold Liverpool to a 1-0 score line at home to seal all three points.
They are currently 10th in the Prem and are ten points behind 4th place Arsenal with two games in hand over the North London club.
While up to nine men will be sidelined from the Leicester squad, Burnley will miss their number 1 Nick Pope along with Ashley Barnes and Josh Brownhill for the weekend clash.
Burnley vs Leicester City Head-to-head
- The City has lost just once against this opponent in 7 previous meetings.
- Both teams have scored in their last six duels.
- Three or more goals were scored in five of those fixtures.
- The visitors have won just once in five previous trips to this stadium.
Burnley vs Leicester City Prediction
It is evident that Burnley are struggling and might get relegated to the Championship after a five year long stint in the top flight. With that being said Sean Dyche has pulled his team out of similar situations in the past. Repeating the same this season is a debate for another day.
However, the club has avoided losses in their previous four league fixtures at home and has lost just twice at Turf Moor in the league throughout the season. Furthermore, their opponents are on a 4-match losing streak away from home and are winless in six away fixtures.
Considering the above I have backed Burnley with an Asian Handicap.
The hosts have had a higher scoring second half just once in this season. Additionally with the visitors conceding first half goals in six consecutive away fixtures I have backed the home team to have a higher scoring first half.
Burnley vs Leicester City Betting Tips
Burnley +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.65 odds.
Home team highest scoring half: 1st half @ 3.60 odds.