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Match Preview: Leicester City vs Burnley

Leicester to tribute Khun Vichai and Remembrance Day on Saturday

Cardiff City v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

Leicester City 12th (4-1-5) vs Burnley 15th (2-2-6)

Live from the King Power Stadium, Saturday 10 AM ET on NBCSN

Leicester City have much planned to pay tribute to The Boss, as well as Remembrance Day, in their first home match since the tragedy.

The Opposition

With defeats in their last three matches equaling 13 goals allowed, defending their goal will be of high concern for Sean Dyche’s men on match day. In that same span they only managed to score two goals, but they were swiftly meant meaningless by West Ham’s 84th and 90+2 daggers. It’s hard to pinpoint whether it’s fatigue from their European campaign, a lack of desire from the players since crashing out, or just not enough talent brought in over the Summer that has lead to their dreadful start to the season, but maybe it is as simple as a combination of all three.

Burnley v Crystal Palace - Premier League
Chris Wood comes back to the club he once called home.
Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Chris Wood finally found his goal scoring boots in their last match against West Ham when he scored his first Premier League goal of the season to make it 2-2. Goals from forwards is kind of a sore subject at Burnley right now since they aren’t scoring many, but given Leicester’s record at defending set pieces, you wouldn’t be surprised if he found himself on the end of one.

The Foxes

I was amazed at the strength and courage the team displayed last Saturday going out there against Cardiff, in Wales, and just playing 90 minutes. To add to my amazement, they somehow managed hinder Cardiff’s chances and score a fabulous goal to get the result. While I, and probably many more, wouldn’t have been concerned if it ended 0-0 or 3-0 in Cardiff’s favor, you could just see it meant so much to them to get the win and is just a giant testament to the character of everyone at the club.

Cardiff City v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The Prediction

I had never heard this before, but I guess The Boss used to come to the players before each match and give them a cheeky “Three points” in the locker room. I quite like that. So, for Vichai, three points.