Leicester City vs Burnley Prediction, 9/25/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs Burnley
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (-248) Burnley (+754)
Ashley Barnes and Burnley (0-1-4, 19th in the EPL) travel to King Power Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Leicester City (2-0-3, 12th in the EPL). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Nick Pope for Burnley. Burnley are at at +754 while the Foxes are at -248. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Leicester City stepped onto the pitch against Brighton in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they ended with a 91.0% rate by converting 504 out of their 554 passing attempts last contest. Leicester City attempted 12 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 7 of those tries for a rate of 58.3%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Leicester City finished at a 18.8% rate by hitting 3 SoT of 16 total shots. Leicester City has an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (5 total goals) and have racked up 4 assists in all matches for this campaign.
James Maddison is a player who should impact this matchup for Leicester City. Maddison has been in the starting lineup in 161 matches during his soccer career and he accounts for 0.27 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder hailing from England has recorded 43 goals scored in 14,231 mins played. He has 30 assists while earning 24 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Jamie Vardy, the forward hailing from England. He has assisted on a goal 58 times in his career while scoring 172 total goals. Vardy has played 27,832 minutes during 319 starting assignments and has been handed 38 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.56 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Leicester City will be Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel has played for a total of 48,614 minutes and has earned 1,565 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.1 (617 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 72.5. The keeper hailing from Denmark has had 2,161 shots attempted at him in 540 career starts. Schmeichel (247-137-158 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 183 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 33.9% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Burnley took a loss by a final score of 1-0 against Arsenal. They wrapped up this contest by completing 334 of the 396 attempted passes for a percentage of 84.3%. Burnley ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 3 out of the 6 dribbles they attempted. Burnley connected on 3 shots tried out of their 18 shots tried which gave them a 16.7% rate when they last took the field. With 3 goals and 3 assists in all matches, Burnley has an average of 0.60 goals and 0.60 assists per 90.
Ashley Barnes should provide a lift for Burnley. The forward from England has been on the pitch for 26,046 minutes while he has scored 98 goals. He has tallied 72 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 22 times. He currently averages 0.34 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 290 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Chris Wood, the forward representing New Zealand. Wood has been handed a total of 9 yellow card warnings in 26,250 mins played (296 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.46. He has totaled 134 goals in his career while helping on a goal 35 times.
Nick Pope is expected to look after the goal for Burnley. In his pro soccer career, Pope has given up 215 goals while totaling 632 saves in 198 starts. He has given up 1.08 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 73-59-67. He sports a save % of 75.6 and his clean sheet rate is 38.9%. Pope has racked up 77 shutouts and defended 839 shots tried against him in 17,919 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Leicester City (-248)
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