Norwich vs Bournemouth Prediction & Match Preview

Norwich vs Bournemouth
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Carrow Road.

Both teams are placed in the extreme bottom of the league table, and suffice it to say, points are in urgent need. Considering that the league has entered its latter half, these teams will try their best to convert this match-up into a victory. This is a perfect occasion for goals to come in plenty.

Norwich vs Bournemouth Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Bournemouth won two of the former three matches.
  • Three of the last four games saw the teams at home winning.
  • Five of the previous seven fixtures had goals from both teams.
  • At this venue, Bournemouth are yet to record a win in the 21st century.

Norwich vs Bournemouth Match Preview

Norwich began their season on a huge postive note, but ever since, their form and enthusiasm have died down. As of now they are placed dead-last in the table, and stare hopelessly into relegation. 

It pains fans that they had just secured promotion the last summer, and an immediate return to the Championship would just be severely crushing. To avoid such a fate, the team will try their best to at least finish 17th by the time the 38th match-day is over.

Norwich vs Bournemouth Prediction

Norwich were on the road the last game-week, and they had taken on Manchester United. Quite expectedly the team lost by a huge margin. In the end, with the help of a brace from Marcus Rashford, the Devils recorded a 4-0 victory.

In the meantime, Bournemouth were at home, and still were defeated 0-3 by Watford, who used to be one of the worst teams in the league at one point in the season.

As things stand this weekend, it’s an encounter between the 19th and 20th placed teams in the competition. Second half of the league campaign has commenced, and if either team wish to avoid relegation, they need to start performing right now.

Considering the level of competition the Premier League might have to offer, either set of players would not get an easier opponent any time soon. And by all means, both squads will want to make the most of this scenario.

Likely, we can expect attacking football right from the start, as a draw or a single point does not make much sense to both teams.

As either will be much more concentrated on offense, defensive errors are expected in abundance, and this easily will lead to a lot of goals.

Moreover, Norwich have conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the contest, while Bournemouth have let in a total of nine goals from their last three overall games. 

In addition, Norwich have not kept a single clean sheet at home this whole season, while their counterparts have conceded twice or more in four of their last six fixtures on the road.

Finally, five of the previous seven h2h clashes had goals from both teams, and at this venue, disregarding an encounter back in 2000, every single h2h meeting in the past two decades have had goals from both teams.

Taking these findings under purview, it’s assumed that the upcoming match-up will be a high-scoring game. As such, backing the BTTS & O2.5 Goals options seem logical this weekend.

Norwich vs Bournemouth Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).