Two sides contend on returning to winning ways in the Premier League lock horns in the midweek rescheduled fixtures as Burnley welcome home Leicester City. The match schedules for Wednesday at Turf Moor with kickoff at 9 pm.
The Clarets suffered a 4-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspurs at the weekend and are now winless in three league outings. Leicester City lost out to Arsenal 3-1, marking back-to-back defeats across all competitions.
Leicester City’s campaign is at risk with 12 matches left in the tank, especially after back to back to losses to Arsenal and Slavia Prague last week. The Foxes fell for a surprise in the Europa last 32 ties at Slavia Prague’s hands, going down 2-0 on home soil in the second leg. It followed with a 3-1 thrashing by Arsenal.
It seems lack of squad rotation is causing a lot of harm for Brendan Rodgers, especially on a title bid race. Youri Tieleman’s started with a well-struck goal in the early minutes to get the Foxes going. However, a header by David Luiz got the game back in hand. It followed with a penalty by Alexander Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe converting.
It seems a challenging task for Sean Dyche to get back on his feet after goalless draws against Fulham and West Brom with a heavy defeat by Tottenham.
Burnley vs. Leicester City Head to Head
Both sides have 22 games against each other, with Burnley taking home five wins while Leicester with 12 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Tottenham 4-0 Burnley
Burnley 0-0 West Brom
Burnley 1-1 Fulham
Crystal Palace 0-3 Burnley
Burnley 0-2 Bournemouth
Leicester City 1-3 Arsenal
Leicester City 0-2 Slavia Prague
Aston Villa 1-2 Leicester City
Slavia Praha 0-0 Leicester City
Leicester City 3-1 Liverpool
Burnley Team News
Chris Wood made a came during their defeat to Tottenham and looked set to make the starting XI this Wednesday. Midfielder Dale Stephens is back available after making a came during the match.
Leicester City Team News
A fresh injury galore faces Brendan Rodgers with Harvey Barnes sidelines for up to six weeks with a groin injury picked up against Arsenal. Defender Johnny Evans is also unavailable with a head injury. James Maddison remains a major fitness doubt. Even after a dismal display against Gunners, Jamie Vardy is back in the fold.
Prediction and Odds
Injury-struck Leicester City cannot afford another loss or risk falling out of the top four race this Wednesday.
Correct Score: 0-1
Leicester City Win
Goals Under 1.5