Burton Albion vs Leicester City Predictions

Burton vs Leicester predictions for Wednesday’s EFL Cup tie. Will The Foxes secure their second win of the season after winning in their Championship debut? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Burton Albion vs Leicester City Predictions

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The Battle at Pirelli: Leicester City’s Struggle to Regain Top Flight Status

Key Stats
– Leicester City boasts a BettingTips4You Expert Rating of 7.24, one of the top in the Championship.
– Cole Stockton, Burton Albion’s forward, has netted a remarkable 52 goals over the past three seasons.
– Leicester City command an impressive ball possession of 65%, emphasising their dominant style of play.

Leicester City, once the underdog champions of the Premier League, have faced a tumultuous journey in recent times. The Foxes, who were relegated from the top flight last season, are now striving to regain their former glory in the Championship. Their bid for promotion saw the departure of Dean Smith, with Enzo Maresca taking over the reins to guide the club back to the Premier League. The challenges didn’t deter Leicester, as they showcased their resilience with a hard-fought victory over Coventry City in their opening Championship match. Their spirited performance is a promising sign for the upcoming fixtures, not least their impending clash against Burton Albion in the EFL Cup.

Burton Albion’s New Era

Burton Albion, on the other hand, are entering a new era under the leadership of Dino Maamria. Despite a shaky start to the League One season last year, Maamria managed to guide the team to a respectable 15th place finish.


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Their pre-season preparations, characterised by draws against teams like West Bromwich Albion and Crewe Alexandra, culminated in a disappointing defeat to Blackpool. The Brewers are now hungry for redemption and look to the EFL Cup as an opportunity to make a statement.

Analysing the Match-Up

Comparing the two teams’ recent forms, Burton Albion’s recent loss, combined with their BettingTips4You Expert Rating of 6.71, suggests they are facing a challenging period. Their possession stats, sitting at 41%, coupled with 10 shots per game, indicate a team trying to find its attacking groove. Leicester City, with their BettingTips4You Expert Rating of 7.24, seems to be in a better shape. Their commendable ball possession of 65% and a robust 20 shots per game display their dominant style of play.

As for the players, Burton Albion’s new signings have had a notable impact. Players like Jamal Blackman and Rekeem Harper have shown potential, while Cole Stockton’s goal-scoring history makes him one to watch. Leicester City, leveraging their squad depth, might look at rotating their lineup. Talents such as Kelechi Iheanacho and Patson Daka might step up, following Jamie Vardy’s recent game.


1. Leicester to Win

Leicester City, having only been recently relegated from the Premier League, still boasts of a squad that is largely of top-tier quality. Their performance in the Championship opener against Coventry City showcased their resilience. Falling behind early in the second half, they managed to pull back, and not just equalise but take the lead within a span of a few minutes. Such fight-backs are indicative of a team’s character and self-belief.

On the contrary, Burton Albion, although an impressive side in their own right, started their season with a setback against Blackpool. Given the quality difference between the two sides and the recent form, backing Leicester seems to be the logical prediction.

2. Correct Score: 2-0 to Leicester

This prediction is rooted in a blend of statistics and recent performances. Leicester demonstrated a solid offensive performance against Coventry, producing 20 shots with a solid 7 on target. Their attacking prowess, coupled with their superior ball possession, hints at their ability to control the match and create scoring opportunities.

Burton Albion, on the other hand, didn’t manage to score against Blackpool and allowed 2 goals. With Leicester’s higher quality players and the depth they possess, a 2-0 victory seems a plausible scoreline. It respects Burton’s potential to defend well, but also acknowledges the quality gap that exists between the two teams.

3. Goalscorer: Kelechi Iheanacho

Choosing a potential goalscorer always has a certain level of unpredictability. However, Kelechi Iheanacho has been one of the most consistent and reliable scorers for Leicester in recent seasons. Even though Jamie Vardy was the preferred choice in the last match, the quick turnaround and the potential rotation for the EFL Cup tie means that Iheanacho might get the nod to start.

Considering his proven track record, and with Burton’s defence allowing two goals in their previous fixture, Iheanacho could very well be the man to find the back of the net. He’s got the talent, the form, and potentially the opportunity to shine in this encounter. Plus, with Burton’s defence conceding goals from inside the box, Iheanacho, who is known for his poaching abilities, may very well capitalise on any defensive lapses.

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