Tip Burnley - Leicester
Burnley will host Leicester in the 27th round of matches in the Premier League, with the two sides sitting on opposite ends of the standings, with very different targets. The hosts have so far managed 28 points, in 15th place while Leicester are third on 49 points. The two sides are coming from heavy losses in the 26th round; Burnley suffered a 4-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur, which left them just five points above the relegation region, and with just one win in the last six league matches. Known to be strong defensively, Burnley lost their footing very early against Tottenham and never recovered after conceding in the 68th second of the game. The 4-0 thrashing also marked a third time in seven matches that they’ve conceded two or more goals. They’ve failed to score in the last two league matches and it will be worse here, having failed to win any of their last four league games at home. The Clarets actually have just one win in the last six home matches. In their 13 home league games this season, Sean Dyche’s men have failed to score in six.
Leicester City are from an unfortunate run in the last seven days. Key man James Maddison limped off injured against Aston Villa before they were eliminated from the Europa League and lost to Arsenal, denting their top four chances. The 2016 champions also lost the impressive Harvey Barnes to injury in the Arsenal loss. In the three matches, they lost their defensive mettle, conceding six goals. Leicester have just two wins in their last five matches but remain four points above fourth placed West Ham United. One factor the Foxes will be pleased about going to the Burnley game, is that they’ll be playing away from home. They’ve done superbly in away matches and are currently undefeated in eight in the league – five wins and three draws. Leicester have lost just one of their 13 away league matches and failed to score in two. Apart from Maddison and Barnes, the team will also miss the services of defender Wesley Fofana in this game.
Key points Burnley - Leicester
Leicester City are unbeaten in eight away league matches.
Burnley have no win in their last four home matches in the league.
Burnley have conceded two or more in three of the last seven league matches.
Leicester City have conceded six goals in the last three matches.
Burnley have failed to score in six of 13 home league matches this season.
Conclusion Burnley - Leicester
Leicester City are favorites for a top four finish and they have happier days when playing away from home. Though coming from a disappointing loss, they meet an off-color Burnley, who have struggled to score this season. Burnley have also not done well at home in recent matches and a Leicester win is the best pick here.
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Burnley Leicester Prediction published on March 1, 2021