Burnley – Leicester Prediction & Picks (19.01.2020)


Burnley – Leicester SOCCER PICKS

Burnley and Leicester City measure forces in Turf Moor, in a match for the 23rd round of the Premier League. In the last direct showdown for this edition of the league, on 19-10-2019, Leicester City won at home by (2-1). The record of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 2 wins for each team in the last 4 games. But the last time these two teams met in this stadium was in 16‑03-2019, for the Premier League, which ended the victory of Leicester City by (1-2). D. McNeil (38 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Burnley, and J. Maddison (33′) and W. Morgan (90 ‘), for Leicester City. Attention to the home factor, since the Burnley usually conquers different results at home and abroad.

Burnley :

The home team is currently in 15th position, with 24 points won, after 7 wins, 3 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home against Aston Villa by (1-2). In the last game, he lost out against Chelsea by (3-0). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 24 suffered; against 8 wins and 7 losses in his stadium, with 27 goals scored and 23 suffered. In his last 10 home games for the championship, Burnley won 4 and lost 6, so he won 12 points in 30 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition, so he has not been very strong defensively. In 22 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 13 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 home games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 6 of his 17 goals between the minutes (31′-45 ‘).

Burnley comes to this match with a 3-0 loss to Chelsea, adding up his fourth straight loss in this league. Even so, it must be taken into account that the home team won 5 of the 11 games played in its stadium. In this match against Leicester, coach Sean Dyche should keep the team 4-3-3, with Chris Wood as the most offensive reference. The player mentioned above stands out in Burnley, with 8 goals scored. For this match, the coach cannot count on Brady, Barnes and Gudmundsson, all due to injury.

Leicester City :

After 14 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is currently in 3rd position, with 45 points won. In their last game, they lost to Southampton at home by (1-2), after in the previous match they had won out, in a match against Newcastle United, by (0‑3). This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Leicester City conquered 21 points in 30 possible, after 7 wins and 3 losses in the last 10 games played as a visitor. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 10 of their last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 22 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 8 times, but he got the comeback in 3. In the last 11 home games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 4 of his 10 goals between the minutes (31’‑ Four. Five’).

Leicester City comes unmotivated to this match, after a 1-2 loss to Southampton, ending their two consecutive Premier League victories: the team’s only goal was scored by Dennis Praet. In general, coach Brendan Rodgers plays 4-3-3, favoring the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks: James Maddison is the main organizer of the offensive process. However, it should be noted that striker Jamie Vardy is the best finisher in Leicester City, with 17 goals scored. For this game, the visiting coach cannot count on Morgan, Amartey and Ndidi, all injured.

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