Leicester City vs Burnley
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 20 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium.
The Foxes gave up a huge lead in points the last season, to be pushed all the way downwards till the fifth position – and thus had to settle for a Europa League ticket. For sure they are hurt, and are determined to do better this time around.
However, they have to play it safe – as several teams have come forward with title-hopes. If Brendan Rodgers’s men are not careful, they could not even hope for a top-six finish in 2020-21, let alone a CL spot.
They need to be consistent, just like their title-winning 2015-16 campaign, and have to absolutely secure as many points as they could against bottom-tier teams. And the Clarets would be one such squad.
Sean Dyche’s men might have a good defense, but they have been experiencing some loss in form lately, and the Foxes will be eager to take advantage.
Moreover, Rodgers’s men have a great h2h record at home against this opponent. For all these reasons, expect a Leicester win this weekend.
Leicester vs Burnley: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Foxes have recorded ten of the preceding thirteen overall wins.
- They are unbeaten at home since 2007.
- They have recorded wins in three of the former four home games, and conceded a total of just one goal from the past four clashes here.
- The last time these two locked horns at this ground, the hosts won 2-1.
Leicester vs Burnley: Prediction
Rodgers’s men recorded a 0-3 win on the road the last match-day, against West Brom. In the meantime, Dyche’s men are yet to play their opener, as their game was postponed.
As things stand, the 2015-16 champions have the edge. They have been one of the best teams in the league for the past five years. They are also hurt after they narrowly missed out on a top-four finish in 2019-20, and are determined to make amends for that.
They are at home, and will be certainly looking for a great win. Meanwhile, their counterparts were winless in five of their former seven overall games, and have had a single win against a top-ten team on the road in the past 14-month period.
Going on, the Foxes also do have a great h2h record against this opponent over the years, and even more so at this stadium. In fact, they are unbeaten at home in such games since 2007.
Likely, expect a dominating Leicester performance this Sunday.
Leicester vs Burnley: Betting Tips
Leicester to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
To Score in Second Half: Leicester @ 1.50 (1/2).