Burnley vs Leicester City Prediction, 3/3/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Leicester City
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+400) Leicester City (-152)
Ben Mee and Burnley (7-7-12, 15th in the EPL) host Leicester City (15-4-7, 3rd in the EPL) at Turf Moor on Wednesday. The starting goaltenders are Nick Pope for Burnley and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Leicester are at at -152 while the Clarets are priced at +400. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Burnley took the field against Tottenham in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-0. Burnley tried 12 dribbles in this contest and completed 5 of the attempts for a percentage of 41.7%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 83.0% received passes percentage by converting 351 of the 423 pass attempts last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Burnley finished at a 30.0% clip by putting 3 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Burnley has an average of 0.65 g/90 (17 total goals) and have accounted for 10 assists in all games for the season.
Ben Mee is a player who can be a difference maker for Burnley. He has 11 assists while accumulating 65 yellow cards so far in his career. Mee has had a starting assignment in 328 outings during his career while scoring 0.03 goals per 90 mins. The defender representing England has recorded 9 goals scored in 29,305 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Ashley Westwood, the midfielder representing England. Westwood has accumulated 32,708 mins in 368 starts and has been given a total of 59 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 44 times in his career while he has scored 24 goals. He averages 0.07 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Burnley is Nick Pope. Pope has played for 16,839 mins and is sitting with 599 stops in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.1 (198 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 76.1. The keeper from England has had 788 shots attempted at him in 186 career starting assignments. Pope (70-56-61 mark in his career) has accounted for 75 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 40.3% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Leicester City went home defeated by a final of 3-1 against Arsenal. Leicester City ended the game with a 47.1% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 out of the 17 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by converting 331 out of their 410 pass attempts for a rate of 80.7%. Leicester City had 3 shots attempted out of their 8 shots attempted giving them a 37.5% clip in their last game. With a total of 42 goals and 27 assists in all competitions, Leicester City averages 1.62 goals and 1.04 assists per 90 minutes.
Jamie Vardy will need to be on top of his game for Leicester City. The forward hailing from England has accumulated 26,329 minutes and has scored 166 goals. He has accounted for 37 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 53 times. He averages 0.57 goals per 90 minutes and has started 302 outings in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Youri Tielemans, the midfielder who represents Belgium. Tielemans has earned himself a total of 30 yellow cards in 20,122 mins played (227 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.19. He has earned 43 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 39 different times.
Kasper Schmeichel is expected to look after the net for Leicester City. Schmeichel has recorded 180 clean sheets and has defended 2,101 shots attempted against him in 47,084 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 72.9 and his shutout rate sits at 34.4%. He has given up 1.13 goals per 90 and he has a record of 240-135-150. In his career, Schmeichel has surrendered 589 goals while tallying 1,529 saves in 523 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Leicester City (-152)
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