When points away from home dry up, it’s not always best to rely of Leicester’s home form to dig them out of trouble. The club record of 13 consecutive home wins was set way back in 1906. Leicester’s best ever return of home wins is 16, a record set in the 1928/29 campaign and matched in 2002/03.
Worse still, when you need a home win the last side Leicester fans will want to see stepping off the team bus is Burnley. The Clarets have won four of their seven trips to the King Power Stadium, all of them 1-0. Leicester have won once at home to this evening’s visitors in that time, and there have been two goalless draws. The most recent meeting between the sides was statistically the second most boring game ever staged at the King Power Stadium. Apologies if you’re reading this with a recently purchased match ticket in hand.
But there is good news. The Foxes have won two of the last three meetings between the sides, have yet to concede a home league goal and face a Burnley side that needed a 5-2 win over struggling Peterborough to check a run of three straight league defeats.
If City can keep Charlie Austin in check they will go a long way towards neutralising the visitors. Austin has scored four of the visitors 10 goals this season, a useful return given that he’s been responsible for nearly a third (21/66) of Burnley’s attempts on goal.
Leicester will need their own forwards to follow Austin’s lead if they’re to climb out of their lowest league position for two years. Of course a win could see City climb as high as 7th, such is the nature of the early season table. In all honestly Leicester already look like they could do with a shot of confidence like that.