Norwich vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Carrow Road.
The Canaries are as good as gone from the PL. Aside from a few surprise wins, they have not had a good season at all, and the Saints will be more than happy to make good use of this fixture to post three points on the board.
Norwich vs Southampton Match Preview
Daniel Farke’s men lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Sheffield United. After the former’s win against Leicester in the league, it was a good opportunity for the Canaries to make some ground in terms of their race to avoid relegation.
However, they returned to their old ways with the defeat. At present, they need to make a surplus of eight points from the remaining nine match-days in order to avoid relegation. Keep note that they have so far secured a total of just 21 points from their 29 league games.
Elsewhere, the Saints lost 0-1 at home against Newcastle. It was their second league loss in a row. Though the squad has some safety cushion of points over the relegation cut-off, they still would not want to end their season on a sour note.
By the looks of things, Hasenhuttl’s men may not get an easier opponent, and they will need to go all in for the win in this fixture, if they hope to turn around their season.
Norwich vs Southampton Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture was won 2-1 by Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men, at their home.
- 11 of the previous 16 wins had gone to the Saints.
- Only twice have the Canaries won in the prior 12 years.
- Hasenhuttl’s men kept clean sheets in two of the former four league visits to this stadium.
Norwich vs Southampton Prediction
The Canaries are placed dead-last in the table, and are a major contender to get relegated at the end of the season. They have also conceded the most number of goals in the competition, and they have scored the least as well.
On top of that, they are a recently promoted squad, and as such, are severely inexperienced in the top flight. On the other hand, their counterparts have been a considerable presence in the league for quite some years, and they are desperate for a victory at present to get back into their groove.
Moreover, the Saints had won the reverse fixture, and they had also recorded 11 of the prior 16 h2h wins. Also keep note that only twice have Farke’s men won against this opponent in the past 12 years, and it’s been four years since they have recorded a face-to-face win at this stadium.
A through analysis of these facts help us to come to the conclusion that the favorites for the day are Southampton.
Norwich vs Southampton Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Southampton @ 1.80 (4/5)
Southampton to Win Either Half @ 1.80 (4/5).