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Match Preview – Leicester v Burnley

Match Preview – Leicester v Burnley

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Fresh from a Champions League stroll in Brugge, Leicester City welcome Burnley to the King Power Stadium hoping to get their season moving after a shaky start.

Ambushed by Hull on the opening day, Leicester have locked horns with Arsenal and Liverpool in three games since.

It hasn’t been an easy start to the defence of last season’s incredible title win for Claudio Ranieri and the Foxes but, on foot of a fine 3-0 win Belgium, they should be full of beans now.

At 10/19 here, Leicester are expected to have few problems in collecting their second home win in three games this season.

The first was achieved against Swansea City last month. A game the home side dominated, Leicester were forced to cling on for three points when Leroy Fer registered 10 minutes from time but they duly did so, winning 2-1.

Aside from the win in Brugge, the biggest plus-point for Ranieri will have been the performance of Riyad Mahrez.

The Algerian has not been at his mercurial best thus far but he scored a stunning free kick and also netted a penalty in midweek.

Mahrez is the creative force that makes this team tick and Ranieri suggested the Champions League anthem had ‘woken up’ his star man.

With that brace behind him, Mahrez can get his second Premier League goal of the season here, priced at 31/20.

Burnley will not be relishing the King Power Stadium visit. The Clarets have failed to win any of their previous five trips to Leicester.

Sean Dyche’s side are going to struggle away from Turf Moor this season. They were swept aside by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last month and could endure a similar fate here.

With Mahrez scheming and Jamie Vardy starting to hit top gear, this really is an ideal fixture Leicester to back up their Champions League victory with.

The champions are 10/1 to make it back-to-back 3-0 wins.

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