A win for 18th placed Burnley will take them out of the Premier League relegation zone. They host Leicester City who are 10th in the table, who have won two of their last three league games. Burnley have a reputation for struggling to score. They have only 16 so far in the Premier League this season and only Wolves and Norwich have scored less. You may well wonder therefore, why they have just sold Chris Wood. Even more strangely, why have they sold him to Newcastle, one of only two teams below them in the Premier League table? Wood wasn't their top league goalscorer, that's Maxwel Cornet with six goals. The trouble is he's currently playing for the Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations. That leaves defender Ben Mee as their top scorer in the Premier League this season with two goals. Burnley lost at home to Championship side Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup last weekend. Another home defeat for a team that has won just one of their last 17 home Premier League games. Three of their last four Premier League matches have been lost. Four of their next five league fixtures are at home and they need to start getting some points.
Leicester City beat Watford (Burnley's next league opponents) in the FA Cup last weekend. They are 12 points behind the final Champions League place, so the Europa League or Europa Conference League seem to be their only ways of getting into Europe next season. That's not easy either with a ten point gap to fifth, though they do have two games in hand. City have won three of their last five matches, the other two were the EFL Cup loss on penalties at Liverpool and the 6-3 away loss to Manchester City in the Premier League. At least City do score goals with 17 in their last six matches in all competitions. Away form in the Premier League is nowhere as good as it was last season. They have just two wins in nine games but had been unbeaten in four before losses to Aston Villa and Manchester City. This looks a good chance to get an away win, back Leicester to get the victory.