Thursday, November 15, 2018

Prediction: Leicester vs Burnley

Verdict: Leicester to Win to Nil

Best Odds: 5/4

Bookmaker: bet365

Leicester City prepare for their first home match since the tragic death of the club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the Burnley match promises to be a highly emotional affair for the home side.

Leicester City

The Foxes mustered the last atom of their strength to pull off a 1-0 victory at Cardiff last weekend. Leicester City travelled to Wales still feeling hurt after the tragic loss of their beloved club owner but Demarai Gray’s 55th-minute winner made sure that Claude Puel’s men pulled one off for Vichai.

Leicester City will undoubtedly burn with even greater desire this time around as they prepare to play host to Burnley in their first home match after the owner’s death. The club will pay tribute to the Thai businessman with a special video planned to be displayed inside the King Power Stadium before the kickoff, whereas the fans have also planned a tribute march to the ground. The Players will have Vichy’s name embroidered on their shirts which all should be enough of a motivation to go out and do their best to win again. Leicester currently sit in tenth with 16 points to their name and will be looking to make a step into the upper half of the table with three points against Burnley.

Team News

Ghana midfielder Daniel Amartey has been ruled out with an ankle injury, while Matthew James is unavailable through a calf issue.

Defender Harry Maguire is the last name on the injury list as England superstar is suffering from a leg injury.

Burnley

The 2018/19 season has thus far been less than impressive for Burnley. Sean Dyche’s men have gone from being one of the tightest sides in the Premiership last term to becoming one of the most porous teams in the top flight.

As a reminder, Burnley only allowed 39 goals in 38 games last season but have already conceded 25 in 11 matches this campaign. Only Fulham (25) have shipped more this year and Sean Dyche is standing in front of an antagonizing problem ahead of the trip to Leicester. The Clarets have lost three on the trot, conceding 5 at Manchester City, 4 against Chelsea and further 4 at West Ham, respectively. Sitting in 15th place in the standings, with only 8 points to their name, Burnley are walking on thin ice with only two points keeping them above the relegation zone. The Clarets will not have high hopes heading over to the King Power stadium, knowing they last beat Leicester away in 2007.

Team News

Nick Pope continues to miss out due to a shoulder injury while Stephen Ward joins him in the treatment room with a knee issue.

Jack Cork picked up a knock to his ankle that kept him out of action against West Ham and Burnley will give him a late check to determine his availability.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Leicester play their first home match since the club owner’s death
  • Burnley failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 of their last 13 matches
  • The Clarets lost all of their last 3 matches and are winless in 4
  • Burnley boast second to worst defensive record this season with 25 goals conceded in 11 games
  • Leicester have yet to lose to Burnley at home since 2017

Conclusion

An emotionally charged match is expected at King Power Stadium with Leicester City preparing to play their first home game since the tragic death of their owner. Burnley are currently going through a difficult patch and are not expected to mount a serious challenge against motivated hosts.

Verdict: Leicester to Win to Nil

Best Odds: 5/4

Bookmaker: bet365

 

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