Burnley vs Leicester City Prediction, 1/15/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Leicester City
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+224) Leicester City (+128)
Turf Moor is the venue where Chris Wood and Burnley (1-8-8, 18th in the EPL) will play Leicester City (7-4-7, 10th in the EPL) on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Nick Pope for Burnley and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Burnley are at +224 while the Foxes are at +128. The total opens at 2.75.
Burnley took the field against Leeds United in their last game and took a loss by a score of 3-1. In sharing the ball, they earned a 66.0% rate by converting 214 out of their 324 targeted passes in their last game. Burnley tried 13 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 6 of those tries for a percentage of 46.2%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Burnley walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% clip by putting 2 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Burnley averages 0.88 goals per 90 (15 goals in total) and have accounted for 12 assists in all contests this year.
Chris Wood is a player who should impact this matchup for Burnley. He has totaled 35 assists while earning 10 yellow cards during his soccer career. Wood has been given a starting assignment in 308 contests so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.45 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from New Zealand has totaled 136 goals in 27,197 professional minutes.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Ben Mee, the defender representing England. He has helped on a goal 11 times so far in his career while scoring 11 total goals. Mee has been on the field for 31,465 mins in 352 starts and has been given a total of 69 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.03 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Burnley is Nick Pope. Pope has played for 18,819 minutes and has tallied 659 stops in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.1 (227 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of 75.3. The keeper born in England has seen 879 shots tried against him in 208 starts. Pope (74-66-69 record in his career) has totaled 80 clean sheets, which has earned him a 38.5% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Leicester City earned three points by winning 1-0 against Liverpool. They wrapped up this outing by completing 289 of the 386 passing tries for a rate of 74.9%. Leicester City ended the game with a 54.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 of the 11 dribbles they tried. Leicester City converted 1 SoT out of 6 shots tried which had them sitting at a 16.7% clip when they last took the field. Having tallied 31 goals and 24 assists in all their matches, Leicester City averages 1.72 goals and 1.33 assists per 90.
Youri Tielemans will need to provide a lift for Leicester City. The midfielder who is from Belgium has been on the pitch for 22,373 mins while scoring 48 goals. He has accumulated 32 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 43 times. He is averaging 0.19 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 252 matches during his career. Make sure to watch out for James Maddison, the midfielder who is from England. He has 48 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 33 different times. Maddison has been given a total of 26 yellow card warnings in 15,049 professional minutes played (170 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.29.
Kasper Schmeichel will look after the net for Leicester City. Schmeichel has racked up 185 shutouts while defending 2,223 shots against him in 49,784 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 72.3 and his clean sheet rate is currently 33.5%. He has conceded 1.16 goals per 90 while earning a record of 252-141-162. During his pro soccer career, Schmeichel has allowed 642 goals while totaling 1,606 stops in 553 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Burnley (+224)
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