Newcastle United vs Norwich City
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 1 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. James Park.
Newcastle have recently found form back, and this weekend at home, against the dead-last placed Norwich, the hosts are easily the favorites to post the win.
Newcastle United vs Norwich City Match Preview
Newcastle were held to a 2-2 draw on the road by Everton the last match-day. The manner of the draw was as sweet as a win for the Magpies.
They were trailing 2-0 even late into the injury time, when Florian Lejeune scored twice in the span of sixty seconds to salvage a point for his team.
Elsewhere, Norwich were defeated on the road by Tottenham, with a 2-1 scoreline. The loss once more highlighted the struggles of the team away from home.
Norwich were winless in 20 of their last 25 overall fixtures. Of the total five wins during this stretch, two had come in the FA Cup, and one had come against fellow relegation-battler, Bournemouth.
On the road, the team was winless in 12 of their previous 15 games, and two of the three wins had come in the FA Cup, as mentioned earlier. Moreover, Norwich had begun their season with a five-game losing run on the road, and a seven-match winless run.
On the other hand, Newcastle are unbeaten in their former six overall match-ups, and remained so in 12 of their previous 14 matches at home. In fact, their only two defeats in the run had come against Leicester and Everton.
Moreover, Newcastle had defeated Chelsea 1-0, in their latest home game.
Newcastle United vs Norwich City Head-to-head (h2h)
- Since 2004, not a single game has been won by a team on the road.
- In fact, 11 of the previous 14 fixtures saw the teams at home delivering the win.
- The teams that hosted the fixtures have scored a total of 18 goals from the past five h2h meetings.
- Since 2004, Newcastle have won every single encounter at this stadium.
Newcastle United vs Norwich City Prediction
Newcastle have been on satisfactory form the last few match-days, and they are at home this weekend. On top of that, they are taking on the dead-last placed Norwich, who also have conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the competition.
Going on, away from home, Norwich once again are the worst of the lot, and they have scored the fewest number of goals in such games. In fact, the team has scored a total of six goals away from home, and remain the only team to yet to touch the double-digit mark.
Moreover, home teams have been unbeaten in h2h clashes in the last 16 years, and they have won 11 of the last 14 such meetings.
Most importantly, Newcastle have won every single encounter between the two at this venue since 2004, and scored a total of 12 goals from the last three such battles. Also note that they kept clean sheets in two of the prior five h2h battles here.
Taking into account these observations, it’s abundantly clear that Newcastle United are on line to deliver a convincing win. However, to be on the safe side, we will opt to back the DNB, and to Win Either Half options.
Newcastle United vs Norwich City Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Newcastle United @ 1.60 (3/5)
Newcastle to Win Either Half @ 1.67 (2/3).