Norwich vs Southampton Prediction & Tips
Norwich City laments one of the worst Premier League (PL) win / draw rates when it is not the home betting favorite (G2, E2, P6). This is despite recording a win and a draw in his last three games under such circumstances.
One of his big problems has been the lack of consistency during the 90 minutes, since Norwich has opened the scoring in seven of his last eight home games in the league, keeping his goal unbeaten at rest in each of the last seven, but it has only translated that into two victories (G2, E3, P3). The explanation lies in his goal difference of -10 during the second half at home in the PL – it is the worst in the entire division.
Southampton are looking to break a 13-year drought by visiting Norwich in qualifying matches for England’s First and Second Division (E2, P3) – they have started as a betting favorite only once this season and won the said meeting. He has won four of his last six league clashes away from home and, in that span, led three times at halftime, kept his goal unbeaten twice and won by at least two goals three times.
Furthermore, before the break he was showing a high level of offense when playing away – he missed his last two away games, but Southampton took the most corner kicks of the game in his last four collisions in that condition and, furthermore, in three of those four he recorded more shots on goal.
Players to watch: Teemu Pukki (NOR) and Danny Ings (SOU) recorded their teams’ first goals in the last clash between these two draws. These two attackers have scored their team’s first goal in seven and 13 PL games this season, respectively.
Statistics to consider: Each of the last six PL meetings between these two teams has not registered goals for the visiting team during the first half.
Both Norwich and Southampton have seen the first goal score in the first 30 minutes 18 times during the current PL season – that’s one of the highest figures in the league.
Only one of Norwich’s last six PL games has registered over 3.5 total cards, while the same has happened in just one of Southampton’s last eight league games.
Norwich – Southampton FREE TIPS
Norwich – Win @ 2.55
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90