EPL Week 7 Soccer Picks Favor Leicester vs. Burnley

Nikki Adams

Saturday, October 4, 2014 3:25 PM GMT

Leicester and Burnley collide in Week 7 Premier League soccer betting, setting up a head-to-head battle between the promoted sides of the new season. Find out what soccer odds are currently in swing.

Leicester The Real Deal?
Leicester City’s introduction to England’s top flight this season has been a promising one. At least, after six rounds and a modest 2-2-2 record that has them sat middle of the table, on par with clubs such as Man U and Tottenham Hotspur and ahead of clubs such as Liverpool, Everton and Newcastle United, to name a few. Big wins over Manchester United (5-3) and Stoke City (1-0) and respectable draws against Arsenal (1-1) and Everton (2-2) should dispel any misgivings about their auspicious start. Certainly, one can’t accuse them of having benefited from a favourable schedule when they’ve stared down reputable clubs and held their own against them – only Chelsea and Crystal Palace have dealt Leicester defeats this season, both of which were on the road – 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and 2-0 at Elmhurst Park.
 

Burnley Struggling In Top-Flight
By contrast, Burnley’s introduction to England’s top flight has been an exercise in frustration. Through six rounds, Burnley are winless and sat bottom of the table, front of the queue for relegation – a popular soccer pick at this early vantage point that is matched at -300 future soccer odds. Managing to score only one goal in six games (Scott Arfield is the lead-scorer) and none since their first game of the season has something to do with their dire plight. Offense has done nothing to take the pressure off defence, a side of the ball that offers some (read: debatable) positives with just eight goals conceded in six games – four of which came in the last round against West Bromwich Albion while three were allowed against Chelsea. After managing to hold Man U scoreless, along with Crystal Palace and Sunderland to earn three valuable points, the wheels simply came undone in a 4-0 defeat to West Brom in wek 6 EPL betting.


Soccer Betting Verdict
Given the contrasting fortunes of both clubs, it should come as no surprise that Leicester City are the prohibitive favourites to win outright at -130 soccer odds. Beating Man U 5-3 at home has to be the highlight of their season so far. Not surprisingly, they suffered a bit of a letdown the following week away to Crystal Palace, a side also playing some solid footy at the moment. Leicester have a fortuitous schedule in the coming weeks with Burnley and Newcastle United in back-to-back weeks, six points they’re going to be targeting to advance their bid in the table, especially those three up for grabs against Burnley as they’ll be hosting their promoted rivals at King Power Stadium where they are undefeated on the season with a 1-2-0 record.

Indeed, the odds are stacked against Burnley figuratively and literally. Winless on the season, unable to score and defensively worn out, they are the vogue soccer pick for relegation. As far as this week 7 EPL betting fixture goes, they are an improbable underdog bet at +375 soccer odds to win outright. They are coming off a gut-wrenching defeat to West Bromwich Albion on the road and hit the road for a second straight week. Frankly, Leicester to win outright is the only soccer pick worth backing in this game.  

Soccer Free Picks: Leicester City -138 to win outright at Pinnacle

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