Mark Lawrenson reveals shock Burnley prediction ahead of Leicester City clash

Burnley head into tonight's clash against Leicester City in desperate need of a win, as they continue to hover perilously close to the relegation zone - just five points clear of 18th place Fulham.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 12:16 pm
Mark Lawrenson's Burnley vs Leicester City prediction (Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Mark Lawrenson's Burnley vs Leicester City prediction (Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Writing his midweek predictions column for BBC Sport, pundit Mark Lawrenson backed Sean Dyche's side to pick up a shock 1-0 win against the Foxes.

Explaining his decision, the former Liverpool defender contended: “Leicester have had to cope with a lot of injuries already this season, now they have got even more to deal with.

“It is in attack where they are being hit hard at the moment. Harvey Barnes and James Maddison are definitely out of this game, and it doesn't look like Jamie Vardy is back up to speed after his hernia operation in January. He is not scoring goals at his usual rate anyway, and that is a worry.”

Lawro continued: “I was surprised by how easy Tottenham found it against Burnley on Sunday - that game was over after about 15 minutes.

“I'd expect a reaction from the Clarets here. And, if they are back to their normal selves, and Leicester are under-strength - especially in attack - then I can see Sean Dyche's side coming out on top.”

Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, DJ and Spurs fan Majestic, predicted a 1-1 draw, and contended: “Burnley are a well-drilled side, very well organised. I think Sean Dyche usually has them eating nails every morning before training, but coming off a 4-0 defeat there is going to be no nails for breakfast for them this week”