Leicester – Burnley : Preview & Prediction
Leicester City and Burnley meet at King Power Stadium in a 15th round match of the Barclays Premier League. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 3 matches won 1 and drew 2. Indeed, in the last showdown at this stadium for the Barclays Premier League on 17-09-2016, Leicester City won by (3-0). The goals of Leicester City were scored by I. Slimani (45 ‘and 48’) and B. Mee (78 ‘Autogolo). Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
Analysis of Leicester City
The home team is currently in 9th place with 17 points, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied for West Ham for (1-1). In the last match, won at home to Tottenham by (2-1). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last 7 league home games, Leicester City have recorded 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, having won 10 points out of 21. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 14 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the score.
Leicester City are on the pitch for a little less pressure following a return to win for the English Premier League, stopping a fast that lasted three rounds, although they suffered only one defeat in that period. At the time, the team did not have a great performance, having finished very few times, but managed to take advantage of the few opportunities it had to beat Tottenham in the home. The defensive performance of the team has been improving and contrasting greatly with what it has been showing since the beginning of the competition, so much so that it still has one of the seven defenses more leaked. One of the weaknesses of the club is the exchange of passes, which has the highest error rate, which has an influence on the possession of the ball and the lack of good opportunities for completion. Ndidi midfielder, who must be among the eleven initials, is regularly performing well.
Review of Burnley
After 7 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, the visiting team is in 6th place, having won 25 points. In the last match, he won away to Bournemouth by (1-2), after having lost at home in a match against Arsenal by (0-1). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with a total of 25 goals scored and 17 conceded. Already inside the home, it won 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses, with a total of 13 goals scored and 15 conceded. In the league, Burnley had 14 points in 21 chances, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in their last 7 away games. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 14 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the scoring in the five games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 9 away games for all competitions there are 3 periods that stand out: he scored 4 of his 11 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘) and 4 of his 11 between (31′-45′); suffered 3 of his 8 goals in minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Burnley plays their second straight away away from the Premier League in the first round and has a chance to score their third consecutive win in the competition, compensating for their stumble in the last game in their dominions. In the last round, the team did not have a great performance against Bournemouth, but it knew to take advantage of the few opportunities that it had, leaving thus with three points far from its fans. As was evident in this match, the defensive system has been one of the main responsible for the good campaign of the team, since it was not leaked in six games, and remains among the four best in the competition. One of the weaknesses of the club is the lack of quality in the exchange of passes, which makes it difficult to hold a ball and makes it impossible to create a good volume of finalizations. It is very likely that the coach will keep the team at 4-4-1-1, especially Brady in the offensive sector.
Leicester – Burnley : Betting Tips
Leicester – Win Odds: 1.85
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70