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Norwich City take on the visiting Watford at Carrow Road in this Premier League clash on Saturday.
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Norwich City will be hoping to bounce back here following the 1-0 Premier League loss in their previous game against Arsenal.
In that match, Norwich City had 48% possession and 10 shots at goal with 1 on target. At the other end, Arsenal got 29 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (66') scored for Arsenal.
Fixtures featuring Norwich City have tended to be entertaining affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action being a real hallmark. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a grand total of 22 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 9 of these accredited to Norwich City. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Leading up to this clash, Norwich City:
- are winless against Watford in their last 4 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Premier League action, Watford and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Watford managed 44% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Watford was Francisco Sierralta (74' Own goal). For their opponents, Wolverhampton Wanderers got 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. Hee-Chan Hwang (83') scored for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Over the course of 5 of the past six games featuring Watford, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game within that period comes out as a mere 2.17, with the average goals for The Hornets equalling 1.
Leading up to this clash, Watford:
- have not been beaten by Norwich City when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 05/12/2015 shows that Norwich City have won 1 of these games and Watford 5, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
In all, 15 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for The Canaries and 10 being from The Hornets. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Championship match day 43 on 20/04/2021 when it finished Norwich City 0-1 Watford.
That time, Norwich City had 52% possession and 14 shots on goal with 2 on target.
At the other end, Watford got 23 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Dan Gosling (57') scored.
The referee was Tim Robinson.
Team News: Norwich City
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Norwich City gaffer Daniel Farke to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Rocky Bushiri (Meniscal Injury) misses out.
Team News: Watford
With a fully injury-free group available to select from, the Watford boss Xisco Muñoz has zero fitness worries at all coming into this match.
Watford have it within them to score a goal against this Norwich City outfit, however it is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re predicting a close game with a 2-1 advantage for Norwich City by the conclusion of the game. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Carrow Road (27,359)
Captain: Grant Hanley
Chairman: Delia Smith & Michael Wynn-Jones
Manager: Daniel Farke
Competitions: Premier League position 20, EFL Cup (Third Round)