King Power Stadium - Premier League
It’s going to be another difficult afternoon for Leicester City this weekend, as they welcome Burnley to the King Power on Saturday. The Foxes have their first home game since the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the life of their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others.
Each of the last four fixtures between the sides has ended in a home win, with Leicester recording a 1-0 victory in this game last season. Three of the last five meetings have seen that scoreline, while Burnley last won away at Leicester in 2007.
Daniel Amartey is out after breaking his ankle against West Ham, while Harry Maguire has also been ruled of this game after going off injured in the first half against Cardiff last weekend. Matthew James is also an injury absentee for the home team.
Sean Dyche has lots of problems in defence, with James Tarkowski joining an injury list that also includes Ben Gibson, Phillip Bardsley, Stephen Ward and goalkeeper Nick Pope. Jack Cork is also a doubt after an ankle sprain kept him out at the weekend.
Leicester City v Burnley Preview and Predictions
Leicester City have shown incredible unity during a desperate period for the club, and we can expect more of the same on Saturday. It’s going to be emotional for the players to be back at the King Power after what happened following their last home match, and the trip to Thailand which came straight after their victory at Cardiff City.
The Foxes showed commendable professionalism last weekend though, and once the whistle goes for the start of this mode Claude Puel’s side will be focussed on winning another three points for their club. They are the clear favourites to do just that in the betting, priced at 1/2.
Burnley are 7/1, which could come into play if the occasion proves overwhelming for the Leicester players. The Clarets could also be affected by the atmosphere though, and they are on a dreadful run of form after conceding 13 goals in losing their last three matches.
The visitors would probably be happy to come out of this game with a draw, and that’s priced at 38/11. The last five meetings between the sides have produced a winner, and Leicester will be hoping they can produce another positive result to honour their owner.
Leicester to win to nil at 11/8
The Foxes’ last three victories against Burnley have all come to nil, including their last two home games against the Clarets.
Jamie Vardy to score first at 3/1
The English striker is one of those most deeply affected by last week’s tragedy, and opening the scoring here would be a big moment for him.