Leicester City vs Burnley
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 20 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: King Power Sta
Leicester City will be aiming to make it two wins from two when they host Burnley in their first home match of the Premier League season.
The Foxes swept aside West Brom 3-0 last weekend thanks to a goal from debutant Timothy Castagne and two penalties from Jamie Vardy, putting the side joint-top of the division.
Burnley are yet to kick off their season with their scheduled fixture against Manchester United postponed to give the Red Devils extra rest following their Europa League campaign in August.
Leicester vs Burnley: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Foxes have recorded ten of the preceding thirteen overall wins.
- They are unbeaten at home since 2007.
- They have recorded wins in three of the former four home games, and conceded a total of just one goal from the past four clashes here.
- The last time these two locked horns at this ground, the hosts won 2-1.
Leicester vs Burnley: Prediction
Leicester got off to a strong start beating West Brom 3-0 last weekend and they face Burnley whose opening game was postponed. The visitors did get a competitive game under their belts on Thursday in the League Cup as they beat Sheffield United on penalties although an injury to Gudmundsson tainted that victory. Sean Dyche already has injuries to contend with which does not bode well for his small squad while he will be desperately hoping Tarkowski passes fit for this one. Leicester were not quite at their best in their opener but they looked brighter than they did compared to the back end of last season. The mood around the camp has been lifted by the impending arrival of Roma winger Cengiz Under but that will motivate their attacking players to hit top form. They will fancy their chances of edging past Burnley but expect goals in this one with Leicester’s weakened defence potentially vulnerable but their attack already looking sharp.
THE TEAM NEWS
Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Justin, Ndidi, Soyuncu, Castagne; Mendy; Ayoze Perez, Tielemans, Praet, Barnes; Vardy
Unavailable: Evans (Injured), Ricardo Pereira (Injured), Benkovic (Injured)
Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Long, Taylor; McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Pieters; Wood, Rodriguez
Unavailable: Cork (Injured), Mee (Injured), Barnes (Injured), Gudmundsson (Injured)
Questionable: Tarkowski (Injured)