Kick-off: 1900, 20/09/2020
Stadium: King Power Stadium
TV: BBC One
Leicester cruised to victory at West Brom on the opening weekend but are unlikely to have it so easy against Burnley.
The Foxes were 3-0 winners at The Hawthorns but neither side has won this fixture by more than one goal in the last seven meetings.
Backing any team to win by exactly one goal has paid out in six of those so is worth backing at 29/20 as our opening Leicester vs Burnley prediction.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Jamie Vardy’s two penalties and Timothy Castagne’s debut goal saw the Foxes stroll to a 3-0 victory last Sunday.
Vardy scored 23 times last season to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot and his two goals took him to 105 top-flight goals, one above former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in the all-time scoring charts.
He turns 34 in January but boss Brendan Rodgers knows Vardy remains one of the best.
“There are many top strikers at this level but any team would want someone like him in there,” Rodgers said.
“He’s super cool, clinical and has still got pace and running ability. In that situation to put us two up he showed great composure. It’s a great start for him to score two goals and very good for the team.
“It’s not a big surprise with top quality players, it doesn’t matter what they’ve done, doesn’t matter how much they earn, they want to be the best they can be.
“He trains and works intensely and he is a natural goalscorer – he is still quick, I suspect he will have another great season.”
The last three meetings between these teams have ended 2-1 so the same scoreline and Vardy to score first appeals at 16/1 in the Leicester vs Burnley odds.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Justin, Soyuncu, Castagne, Tielemans, Barnes, Mendy, Ndidi, Praet, Vardy, Perez.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley were not in action last weekend but got their campaign up and running on Thursday night when they progressed in the Carabao Cup.
They fell behind in only the fourth minute but Matej Vydra levelled in the second half and the Clarets then won a penalty shoot-out against Sheffield United.
Burnley look low on numbers, though, with goalkeeper Joe Hart and midfielders Jeff Hendrick and Aaron Lennon leaving on free transfers over the summer, while centre-half Ben Gibson has been allowed to join Norwich on loan.
James Tarkowski, who has been the subject of three failed bids from West Ham and is also allegedly attracting interest from Leicester, was a notable omission from the starting line-up because of a toe injury.
Boss Sean Dyche is hopeful he will be available for Sunday, saying: “We don’t think it’s serious, it was more of a jarring sort of thing into the new end of a pair of new boots which just got too sore.”
Leicester look to have more strength in depth and can take control in the second half, so Draw HT/Leicester FT at 13/4 is our final Leicester vs Burnley prediction.
Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Lowton, Taylor, Long, Dunne, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Brady, Westwood, Rodriguez, Vydra.
West Brom 0-3 LEICESTER – Jamie Vardy (2 pens), Timothy Castagne
BURNLEY 1-1 Sheff Utd (Burnley won 5-4 on penalties) – Matej Vydra
Head-to-head: Burnley 2-1 Leicester, Leicester 2-1 Burnley, Burnley 1-2 Leicester, Leicester 0-0 Burnley, Burnley 2-1 Leicester, Leicester 1-0 Burnley
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