Aston Villa vs Norwich
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park.
Two teams with promotion ambitions face each other on Saturday. Aston Villa will be looking to undo their bad start of the season and get their first 3 points.
Aston Villa won’t be proud with their performance last game. The team lost 2-1 to Reading and was able to score right in the end due to lack of concentration in Reading defense.
Norwich won their last game with 2-0 against QPR. The team looked in form and left their fans with optimism for the upcoming season.
Form and Tactical Analysis
The Villans will want to forget current seasons start. The team played only one good half so far for 3 games and it was against Hull in the opener. A home draw and 2 away defeat is not something a team with their ambitions will be proud.
The team plays with a 4-4-1-1 formation with Hogan leading the line. The team tried to use its pace on the wings but the buildup play need a lot of improvement. The lone striker remains somewhat isolated from the rest of the team and that is something the management team should look to improve.
Norwich played well last game. That can’t be said about their previous game as the team got beaten by Sunderland at home. Sunderland were obviously the better team and managed to get the points. With 4 points from 3 starts this season The Canaries are in need of improvement to meet their goals.
The team switched from the preferred 3-5-2 formation to a 4-4-1-1 last game and that gave them the 3 points. It will be interesting to see how they will field now against Villa after the good performance midweek. Nelson Oliveira is expected to start again as he looks to be in a good scoring form.
Aston Villa vs Norwich: Head to head
The Villans have huge advantage in the last games. They won 6 out of the last 8 encounters with Norwich.
Villa has won the last 3 home games against Norwich.
The last 4 games all featured less than 2.5 goals and the losing side failed to score.
Aston Villa vs Norwich: Prediction
Aston Villa were outstanding at home last season. Norwich on the other side were rather inconsistent on their trips. The recent history between the sides gives Aston Villa confidence and the players will be determined to put back their weak performances from the start of the season. Villa are the side more likely to take the points.
Aston Villa vs Norwich: Bet Tips
Aston Villa 0.0AH for 1.70 with Pinnacle.