England Premier League
Sunday 20th September 2020
Kick off at 7pm BST
Venue: King Power Stadium
Leicester were superb for the most of last season and they have started brightly in this one. On the opening day of the season they went to West Bromwich Albion and beat them 3-0 and Jamie Vardy already has 2 goals to his name.
Brendan Rodgers side could have been excused for not being in the mood after finishing 5th on the last day of the season and missing out on Champions League football, but they are fighters and it will be interesting to see what they can do this season. Against WBA they dominated play and had no less than 13 goal attempts that’s impressive for any away side.
Burnley have yet to play this season. Sean Dyche has brought in a few players although none with due respect are going to excite non fans. Will Norris has come in from Wolves and Keelan Williams from Liverpool in defence who was never going to get a regular place in their line up.
The club has lost some quality too in the likes of Jeff Hendricx who rejected a contract and joined Newcastle instead. Joe Hart went on a free transfer to Tottenham. Pre-season saw the club squeeze in three games and they remained undefeated in them. Wins came against Hearts and more impressively Portuguese side Maritimo, played at home they won that won 3-0.
Burnley have played a competitive match this season as they were involved in the Carabao Cup where they eventually triumphed over Sheffield United on penalties after the game had ended 1-1.
Leicester: Jonny Evans is suspended from a sending off from last season. Filip Benkovic is out with a hip injury. Wes Morgan is being tipped to return after his hamstring injury though this hasn’t been confirmed
Burnley: Ashley Barnes is out long term from last season with his groin but could be back in October. Jack Cork, ankle, looks set to miss the rest of the month also due to a long term injury from last season. Gudmundsson was stretched off in the Carabao Cup game with his knee and is likely to miss the rest of the month. James Tarkowski is being tipped to return for this game after his toe injury
Leicester vs Burnley Head to Head:
Last season Leicester won this fixture 2-1.
4 of the last 5 meetings have ended with the correct score of 2-1, twice for each side.
Burnley have not won away at Leicester since 2007.
There is a 60% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Leicester vs Burnley Prediction:
Burnley haven’t played a game yet in the league but they did impress in pre-season and they will likely be stronger than last season and pick up more points. Leicester are widely expected to win this game, and in fact there are many games this weekend that look predictable. But if we look at any games in the history of football we will see that so many predictable games do not always come off as we expect.
Leicester should win and that is what we will back in this encounter. They are still a very good, well balanced side and home advantage should give them the edge.
Leicester vs Burnley Betting Tips:
Full time result (Leicester) at 1.60
Anytime goalscorer (Jamie Vardy) at 1.80