Burnley (7-3-12) vs Leicester City (14-3-5)
Premier League: Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 9:00 am ET (Turf Moor)
Lines and Odds: Burnley +352/Leicester City -115 | Over: -111; Under: +101
Free EPL Pick Burnley vs Leicester City
Leicester look to extend their 6-point lead over 4th place when they visit bottom half-of-the table Burnley on matchday 23.
In their last 9 premier league games, Burnley have secured narrow 1-0 victories against Bournemouth and Newcastle sandwiched between 7 losses, which has put them at 15th in the table and just 2 points above relegation. They seem averse to sharing points at home as they haven't drawn a single game at Turf Moor in the 11 matches they've played there. Their home form is better than their away form though, where they've scored more and conceded less. Sean Dyche's men have become quite famous for a style of football that is unique among Premier League sides. Though some may criticise it, many would argue, including Dyche himself, that they are doing what they can with the squad they have and it's working well for them as shown by their presence in the top tier of English football for the past 3 seasons.
Leicester have simply been a revelation this season under Brendan Rodgers, competing neck and neck with the two-time defending champions for 2nd place and looking to finish comfortably in a Champions League spot ahead of mammoth clubs like Chelsea, United, Arsenal and Spurs. After enjoying an 8-game winning run from mid October to early December, they've stuttered in the last month, garnering 7 points from 6 games. With the quality in their ranks, Leicester will be looking to get back to winning ways come Sunday and in all probability, they will take away all 3 points.
Free EPL Prediction Leicester City vs Burnley
Last Time Out
The last time these sides met on matchday 9 this season, Leicester secured a narrow 2-1 victory at home after an 80th minute own goal from Leicester centre-back Johnny Evans which would have been the equaliser for Burnley was controversially ruled out by VAR for a foul on Evans by Chris Wood. Leicester were the better team and dominated much of that match with goals coming from Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans, both assisted by Harvey Barnes and the sole Burnley goal being scored by Chris Wood.0
Chris Wood is Burnley's top goalscorer with 8 goals and Ashley Barnes right on his tail with 6 while Ashley Westwood leads his team in assists with 5, one more than Dwight McNeil who is top when it comes to chances created for his teammates. Westwood has arguably been the Clarets' most consistent performer with important contributions also made by McNeil, James Tarkowski and Nick Pope. At the end, Burnley are far from flush with players who can individually make a difference and have relied on team cohesiveness to get results, a scheme they will have to continue for any chance of getting a result against their opponents.
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