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Burnley vs Leicester City: Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Team News

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Burnley host Leicester City at Turf Moor on Tuesday, March 1. The match kicks off at 7:45 pm.

Burnley have upped their performances of late and have managed to go from 20th to 18th. They are just a point off Everton and want to keep piling up the pressure. Sean Dyche’s men would be desperate to avoid relegation this season. Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City on the other hand has fallen off from their usual standards. They are currently languishing at 13th in the table and would hope for a decent finish at the end of the season with nothing much to play for.

Burnley comes to this game after a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace. Burnley would feel somewhat lucky to end the match with a point. A Luka Milivojevic’s own goal cancelled out Jeffrey Schlupp’s opener for Palace.

Burnley Premier League Form: D W W L D D

Leicester last played Wolves in the Premier League and lost the game 2-1. That continues a frustrating run of results for Rodgers’ side. Ruben Neves and Daniel Podence scored either side of an Ademola Lookman goal for Leicester City. Things could change for Leicester and they are starting to welcome key players back to the squad.

Leicester City Premier League Form: L D L D L W

BURNLEY TEAM NEWS

Burnley attacker Matej Vydra is back out on the grass following his hernia operation but will not be ready for Tuesday’s game, and Johann Berg Gudmundsson will not be back anytime soon.

Charlie Taylor and Maxwel Cornet were both fit enough for places on the bench at Selhurst Park, and the former will expect to displace Erik Pieters after he left injured on the hour mark on Saturday.

Cornet is also a strong candidate to take Jay Rodriguez’s place at the tip of the attack, and Jack Cork was another early substitution at the weekend, with Ashley Westwood now in the frame to start.

BURNLEY POSSIBLE LINEUP AGAINST LEICESTER CITY

Pope; Roberts, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Lennon, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Weghorst, Cornet

LEICESTER CITY TEAM NEWS

As for Leicester, Jamie Vardy and James Justin are thought to have slim hopes of making the squad for the trip to Turf Moor, but the former will certainly not start after a couple of months out.

Wesley Fofana, Timothy Castagne, Ryan Bertrand and Jonny Evans remain out for the long term, and Rodgers will need to assess the fitness of his entire squad after their European exertions.

Ricardo Pereira ought to be fine to return at right-back after his precautionary absence for the Rander’s second leg, and it would be surprising not to see Caglar Soyuncu return for Jannik Vestergaard in the heart of the defence.

LEICESTER CITY TEAM NEWS AGAINST BURNLEY

Schmeichel; Pereira, Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans; Lookman, Maddison, Barnes; Daka

OUR PREDICTION

Burnley 1 – 1 Leicester

Burnley seldom concedes many goals in front of their supporters, and a Leicester side low on morale domestically and enduring a woeful period on their travels should be in for a rough ride here. The Foxes’ extended period of rest should work in their favour, so we do not expect Rodgers to oversee a fifth Premier League away defeat on the bounce, but a resurgent and disciplined Burnley are more than capable of hanging on for a point.

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