Burnley – Leicester SOCCER PICKS
Burnley and Leicester City meet at Turf Moor, in a match for the 31st round of the Premier League. The two teams tied (0-0), on 10-11-2018, in the previous match for this edition of the league. The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 2 victories for each team in the last 4 matches. But the last time these two teams met at this stadium was on 04-04-2018, for the Premier League, which ended with the victory of Burnley by (2-1). C. Wood (6 ‘) and K. Long (9’) scored the goals of the game, for Burnley, and J. Vardy (72 ‘), for Leicester City. Attention to the house factor, since the Burnley usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
After 8 wins, 6 draws and 16 losses, the home team is currently in the 17 th position, with 30 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Liverpool by (4-2), after in the previous match they have lost (1-3) at home, against Crystal Palace. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home league matches Burnley has a record of 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses, so they have won 13 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 13 of the last 14 matches they played for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 30 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 17 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Burnley enters this unmotivated day, after a defeat as visitor, by 4-2, in the displacement to the land of Liverpool. The home team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-4-2, favoring a slower and more organized style of play. We believe the two players responsible for throwing the panic in the defensive defense are Barnes and Wood. It is also expected that the Burnley coach can not count on Lennon and Defour, because they were injured.
After 11 wins, 5 draws and 14 losses, the away team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 38 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Watford, by (2-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Fulham, by (3-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 10 away league matches Leicester City has a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 12 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (6 out of 15 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 30 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 20 times and only managed 3 comebacks. In the last 15 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Leicester enter this round motivated, after a home victory, by 3-1, in the reception at Fulham: Tielemans and Vardy scored the goals of the triumph. The English Vardy is the main reference of attack of the foreigners, being their greater qualities the capacity to take advantage of spaces and the finalization. It will not be surprising that Leicester chooses to act with a tactical design in 4-3-3, with the aim of channeling their offensive process through the central corridor. Coach Brendan Rodgers should not be able to count on Albrighton and Amartey, for being injured.