Kick-off: 2000, 08/11/2019
Stadium: Carrow Road
TV: Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League
The Premier League’s bottom two sides clash at Carrow Road in what is a crunch game for Norwich and Watford.
The Canaries have lost five of their last six games in the top flight, picking up just a point in the process, while Watford are yet to win.
Punters can get 16/5 for a home win and both teams to score and that is our opening Norwich vs Watford prediction.
A Look At Norwich City’s Betting Odds
Norwich’s away-day blues continued at Brighton when a 2-0 defeat consigned them to a fifth defeat in six games on their travels.
They have netted just once – Teemu Pukki’s consolation at Liverpool on the opening day – and have gone five successive games without a goal on the road.
Daniel Farke’s side have beaten Newcastle and champions Manchester City at home but have also tasted defeat to Chelsea, Aston Villa and Manchester United.
Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul has been one of the positives for the Canaries this season and has produced the second-most saves with 40 despite missing two games through injury.
He told the club website: “There’s a massive game coming up at home. That’s a fixture you need to get a result in.
“We all know how important Friday night is going to be and we will work hard in the lead-up to that game.
“We need to keep believing and not let our heads go down too much.”
Norwich have scored in every home game this season, with their 10 goals the joint-fifth highest in the division, and have also allowed the second most (14).
We fancy goals here so, looking at the Norwich vs Watford odds, we like 21/4 for a home win and over 3.5 goals.
Last Norwich line-up: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Tettey, Lewis, McLean, Trybull, Buendia, Stiepermann, Hernandez, Pukki.
A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds
Watford have gone 11 top-flight games without a win, which is the worst start to a league campaign in their history.
Goals from Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic put in-form Chelsea in the driving seat at Vicarage Road.
Gerard Deulofeu’s penalty, awarded by VAR after a lengthy checking process, set up a grandstand finish.
But had it not been for Ben Foster’s heroics in goal, the Hornets could have been looking at a defeat similar to the 8-0 mauling they suffered at Manchester City.
New boss Quique Sanchez Flores also had chants of ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’ after fans disagreed with a substitution in the second half.
He said: “It is normal. In this situation, you need to manage a lot of things, it is not just about the results.
“At the moment, between the fans and the players, we have a missing link and it is creating more obstacles than we already have. To manage so many things, this is not easy.”
Only Norwich have scored fewer away goals than Watford (2), who have also conceded the second highest on the road with 13.
We are going for a speculative 22/1 punt on a 3-2 home win to round off our Norwich vs Watford betting tips.
Last Watford line-up: Foster, Janmaat, Dawson, Masina, Cathcart, Kabasele, Chalobah, Doucoure, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Gray.
Watford have received a huge boost with the news that Troy Deeney has returned to the squad and could feature at Carrow Road.
Deeney has made a faster-than-anticipated recovery from a knee operation but having joined full training for the first time on Tuesday, questions remain about his match-fitness.
Last Premier League result:
Brighton 2-0 NORWICH
WATFORD 1-2 Chelsea – Gerard Deulofeu (penalty)
Head-to-head: Norwich 4-2 Watford, Watford 2-0 Norwich, Watford 0-3 Norwich, Norwich 3-0 Watford, Watford 2-2 Norwich, Norwich 2-3 Watford
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