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Match Preview: Leicester City vs Burnley

The Foxes host Burnley for an emotional tribute match

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Leicester City vs Burnley

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Leicester City will pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Kaveporn Punpare, Nusara Suknamai, Eric Swaffer, and Izabela Roza Lechowicz on Saturday to honor them almost a year on from the helicopter accident that tragically took their lives. It will be an emotional outing for both sides as football will most certainly come second on the day.

Leicester City

Our Foxes currently sit 4th in the table, but were minutes away from securing an away draw against Liverpool that would have seen them 3rd. I won’t dwell much on one point lost, but the good news is we have a tough test at home that will test our ambitions once more. Last time we lost, a 1-0 Manchester United victory thanks to a Marcus Rashford penalty, we fought back to a 2-1 win over Tottenham at home. Leicester will hope to avoid the start that left them behind against Spurs, but have faith in the fact the visitors have yet to keep an away clean sheet.

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Kasper has been in fine form over the break
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Burnley

Sean Dyche’s men needed a 56th minute Seamus Coleman red card and 72nd minute Jeff Hendrick strike to see off Everton 1-0 last time out. The Toffee’s had the majority of the ball, and had more shots, but output really dropped after the red card. Burnley wouldn’t mind another result like that at Leicester, but it will arguably have to be harder earned than the one against Marco Silva’s Everton.

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After a red hot start, Ashley Barnes hasn’t scored in nearly 2 months
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Prediction

I always get the sense our matches against Burnley will end 2-2, but in the last five years it’s only happened once. I looked back on that match to see why that scoreline has always stuck out, and it turns out it’s because Matty James fouled Scott Arfield just outside the box and Ross Wallace scored from the ensuing free kick! Leicester have yet to lose as the home team since they each returned to the Premier League, and I think that trend will continue on Saturday, 3-0 to the Foxes.