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The Premier League fixture at Carrow Road on Friday will see home team Norwich City
take to the field against Southampton
. All Norwich City v Southampton game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Norwich City won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 1-0 Premier League losing effort in their last game against Sheffield United. In that match, Norwich City managed 59% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, Sheffield United had 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Billy Sharp (36') was the scorer for Sheffield United.
A recurring aspect of more recent Norwich City games is the number of nil scores. From their prior six clashes leading up to this one, in 5 of them a bet on BTTS would've been a losing one.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Newcastle United in Premier League action, Southampton will be aiming to make amends here. In that match, Southampton managed 38% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Newcastle United had 14 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Allan Saint-Maximin (79') scored for Newcastle United.
Looking at their form, and Southampton have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 13 goals in total. In defence, The Saints seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. It will be interesting to see if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Leading up to this clash, Southampton:
- haven't beaten Norwich City in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 15/03/2014 shows us that Norwich City have won 1 of them & Southampton 4, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A total of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from The Canaries and 12 coming from The Saints. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The last league match featuring the two was Premier League match day 15 on 04/12/2019 when it finished Southampton 2-1 Norwich City. That time, Southampton managed 40% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The goalscorers were Danny Ings (22') and Ryan Bertrand (43'). For their opponents, Norwich City had 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. Teemu Pukki (65') scored. The referee was Kevin Friend.
Team News: Norwich City
Norwich City boss Daniel Farke will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
In all likelihood, The Canaries will possibly opt for a 4-2-3-1 system for the game, beginning the first half with Tim Krul, Jamal Lewis, Benjamin Matthew Godfrey, Grant Hanley, Max Aarons, Kenny McLean, Alexander Tettey, Todd Cantwell, Ondrej Duda, Emiliano Buendia and Teemu Pukki.
Team News: Southampton
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group, there’s only the lone fitness problem for the Southampton gaffer Ralph Hasenhüttl to be concerned with. Sam McQueen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We reckon that The Saints seem likely to play in a 4-4-2 system using Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand, Stuart Armstrong, Jamie Ward-Prowse, Pierre Emil Højbjerg, Nathan Redmond, Danny Ings and Che Adams.
In our view, Norwich City will need to apply a lot of pressure to be putting a goal past this Southampton team who we think will score & stay on top. Therefore, we predict a good battle with a 0-1 winning score for Southampton when all is said and done. We’re expecting it to be that close.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Carrow Road (27,244)
Captain: Grant Hanley
Chairman: Delia Smith & Michael Wynn-Jones
Manager: Daniel Farke
Competitions: Premier League position 20, FA Cup (Sixth Round)
⭐ Key Man: Teemu Pukki
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Teemu Pukki was born in Kotka, Finland. After having made a senior debut playing for KooTeePee in the 2006 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 11 league goals in this Premier League 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in a total of 28 appearances.