Liverpool vs Norwich
English Premier League
Date: Friday, 9 August 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Liverpool were inches away from getting their hands on the Cup last time out, and are certainly sizing up as one of the odds on favourites this year to be crowned as the champions.
The Reds had a less than impressive preseason, but that was not the case in their last clash with Manchester City in FA Community Shield clash. The squad locked horns with the reigning champions and fought back from being a goal down at half time, to levelling the scores by the end of the ninety minutes.
Norwich topped the second division with a five-point lead at the helm and succumbed to a loss on just six occasions in their previous campaign. The visitors were the best offensive side in the Championship as well with ninety-three points and were also unbeaten in their last ten clashes as well.
However, that alone is not going to cut it, as you can count on the European Champions to be keen on making a resounding opening statement with nothing less than all three points and a couple of goals to go with it.
Liverpool vs Norwich Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously met each other ten times.
- Norwich are yet to clinch a win against Liverpool.
- The last encounter was a nine-goal thriller, which finished 5-4 in favour of Liverpool.
- Norwich have never kept a clean sheet against this side.
Liverpool vs Norwich Prediction
Jurgen Klopp’s men certainly showed no signs of slowing down in their last clash with City, and registered a total of seventeen shots at goal, nine more than their counterparts.
The squad were the only side in the league last season to be undefeated at home and did so with fifty-five goals in the bag while conceding no more than ten. With the Reds being at their best in Anfield, there can be little or no doubt as to whether Liverpool can come out on top in this one.
Although the away side does boast of an impressive record on the road, it needs saying that they had very little exposure to teams from the top flight last season. Taking on one of Europe’s best sides right in their opening day is asking way too much from the Canaries, who have never beaten the hosts at home or on the road.
Considering Liverpool’s stellar streak at home, expect Klopp’s army to breach the visitors before the break, and to win with a clean sheet in hand.
Liverpool vs Norwich Betting tips
Half time Result: Liverpool @ 1.50 (1/2)
Liverpool to win to nil @ 1.70 (7/10).