As lovers of the beautiful game we are truly blessed come Sunday afternoon. We have a titanic tussle between two managers at the peak of their powers, who are overseeing the crème de la crème of Premier League talent. This match really needs no introduction.
Liverpool v Man Utd?
Nah… we all know which match will deliver the Super Sunday mantra this coming weekend. It’s the Clarets versus the Foxes!
Hazza Maguire did his best last season to lose the game for Leicester getting sent off after 4 mins but the 10 men stood firm and battled out to a narrow 2-1 win. A lot of people seem to think you need that battling quality to stand a chance at Burnley……and they would be wrong. You just need to be good. Top 6 good that is.
Looking at the data for the past three seasons, Burnley have played top six teams 16 times at home and in that period their form reads played 16, one win, one draw and 14 losses!
That sole win came against the hapless away day Spurs last season. For all their grit and steel Sean Dyche’s men don’t have the quality to take the game to the top sides in the division.
Leicester currently rank as the third-best away side in the league, their only defeats on the road came at Man City, Liverpool and Man Utd which we can certainly forgive them for. They put bottom-half sides to the sword at will and record a 100 per cent win ratio away from home against the minnows.
The recent head-to-head form is also on Brendan Rodgers’ side with his men winning five out of the last nine meetings in the league.
Ndidi is out for the Foxes and while he is a big loss for them Hamza Choudhury is more than a capable replacement for this game. The young English midfielder has shown he can step up in away games and even bag himself a goal, the screamer against the Toon Army springs to mind.
James Maddison has six goals this season and notched here last season. The young lion has been in fine form this season and is worth siding here to strike again. Ben Mee has looked out of sorts at the back lately and was carded in Burnley’s match at home against Man Utd – he doesn’t like pace and Jamie Vardy has plenty of it!
By now it should be becoming obvious who I fancy for this game but a final word for Burnley’s prowess for notching at home. They have scored in eight out of 11 home matches and have scored in three out of the last four meetings. Even the classiest of defender will come unstuck from time to time against a good old fashioned ball lumped up top. Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes thrive on it.
That means my favourite bet is Leicester to win & BTTS at 11/4 as the main play on this game given the stats.
If you want to make it a real Super Sunday I’m looking at James Maddison to Score; Leicester to Score in Both Halves & Ben Mee to be Carded at 25/1 in our #WhatOddsPaddy 25/1 to 49/1 markets.
*All odds correct at time of publication