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Leicester City v Burnley Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

November 30, 2017

- Grant Whittington

Turf Moor - Premier League

Leicester welcome Burnley to the East Midlands this weekend, with Sean Dyche's side in fine form in recent weeks in the Premier League.

Past Meetings

Both sides picked up home wins against each last season, with Burnley winning 1-0 at Turf Moor and Leicester winning 3-0 at the King Power Stadium. Outside of that, The Foxes have an excellent record against Burnley, unbeaten in ten games prior against to them before that defeat.

Burnley's last win Claude Puel's side came back in 2010, when both sides were in the Championship, through a 3-0 win at Turf Moor.

Team News

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has concerns over two players ahead of the trip to Leicester, with Steven Defour and Matt Lowton both facing late fitness tests on knee injuries.

Jon Walters, Dean Marney and Tom Heaton are all still long term absentees for Burnley.

Kelechi Iheanacho should be fit to return to the squad after an illness, but defender Robert Huth and midfielder Matt James are both still sidelined until mid December with foot and ankle problems respectively.

Burnley v Leicester City Preview and Predictions

Burnley have been the story of the Premier League seasons so far, with Dyche guiding them to sixth in the table, and opting to remain at the club amid interest from Everton - following the exit of Ronald Koeman.

One defeat - to Arsenal - in their last five games, in a run that includes wins over Newcastle, Southampton, Swansea and Bournemouth will give them real confidence ahead of Leicester's visit.

The Foxes picked up a significant win against Tottenham in their last game, but were without a win in the previous three Premier League games, and they will be wary of Burnley's form.

The Clarets should edge this, given their form and the confidence around the club at the moment, and an away win is priced at 18/5.
Dyche's side are still very hard to score against, but Leicester are in good form at home - and this should be a high scorer, with an over 2.5 goals bet priced at 11/10.

Recommended Bets

Jamie Vardy to score anytime at 10/11

Vardy has been Leicester's main threat this season, scoring seven Premier League goals so far - including a spectacular finish against Tottenham in their last game, and his speed and persistence will cause problems for Ben Mee and James Tarkowski.

Burnley to win 2-1 at 16/1

Dyche has Burnley flying at the moment, and despite Leicester's win over Tottenham, it is difficult to see Burnley slowing down at the moment. It will be tight, but Bunley's ability to unsettle sides with their direct style will be key on Saturday.

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