After humbling the relegation-bound Fulham 3-1 over the weekend, Leicester City is looking forward to building on the win to defeat Burnley as they travel to Turf Moor on Saturday 16th March 2019. Burnley, on the other hand, needs to win in order to avoid being relegated to the Championships next season. The match is scheduled to start at 15.00GMT.
At number 17, Burnley has had a tough time and is headed to the relegation area if they don’t up their game. The Clarets will be looking forward to fighting tooth and nail to avoid the relegation zone. A slight slip in Saturday fixture and a win for the 18th placed Cardiff City will see them fall within the relegation area as they are just two points ahead of Cardiff.
The Foxes are at number 10 of the table standings. They are looking forward to building on their good performance last week to retain their position on the first half of the table. All hopes will be directed to Jamie Vardy to score as he did in their 3-1 triumph over the Cottagers last weekend after scoring a brace.
The Clarets need a win more than the Foxes hence this match will be very important and interesting. Luckily for them, Brendan Rodger’s boys are considered bad travellers; hence a win for them is tricky. Despite this, a win for Burnley will be a hard fought and a narrow one. But in the end, what matters is the 3 points.
Burnley vs. Leicester City Head to Head
The two sides Burnley and Leicester have clashed a record of 25 times. Leicester has won most of the matches at 10. Burnley has managed to walk with 8 wins while 7 matches ended in a draw. A look into their last 8 most recent meetings here is the kind of scores we were treated to:
- Leicester 0-0 Burnley
- Burnley 2-1 Leicester
- Leicester 1-0 Burnley
- Burnley 1-0 Leicester
- Leicester 3-0 Burnley
- Burnley 0-1 Leicester
- Leicester 2-2 Burnley
- Burnley 0-2 Leicester
Burnley has been a little incapacitated by the injuries of Aaron Lennon, Jonathan Walters, and Steven Defour. However, good news for them as Aaron Lennon seems to be recuperating well and has been seen in training ready for action.
Leicester has to make do without the services of Marc Albrighton who has been ruled out for the season due to a hamstring/strain injury. Daniel Amartey’s services will also be missed due to a broken ankle.
Prediction and Odds
Burnley has recorded 3 wins in their last 5 home fixtures. Last season, when the two sides met at Turf Moor, Burnley won 2-1 over Leicester. This season, the two teams’ first leg meeting at Leicester’s ended in a barren draw. All pointers are in favor of Burnley to emerge with the crucial three points from this fixture. Therefore, we are also tempted to place our money for Burnley to win. Our best bets for the fixture are as follows:
- Burnley to win
- Both teams to score
- Jamie Vardy to score