Norwich vs Wolves
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 21 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Carrow Road (Norwich).
Wolves may have not succeeded yet in replicating their form of last season, but they really have showed their reluctance to lose. With just three losses till date this league campaign, the team certainly deserves respect, and against the 19th placed Norwich, Wolverhampton surely get the tag of favorites.
Norwich vs Wolves Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a 2-2 scorecard.
- Two of the former three overall wins went to the teams that were on the road.
- Since 2002, only once have Wolves failed to find the back of the net against this opponent.
- The last time these two met at this stadium, Wolves won 0-2.
- Norwich could record a total of one clean sheet at home in nine of the last ten meetings here.
Norwich vs Wolves Prediction
Norwich are high on confidence after they became the team to put an end to the long winning streak that Leicester were on, the last match-day. At the King Power Stadium, the Foxes were held to a 1-1 draw by the recently promoted Norwich.
Meanwhile, Wolves faced a close loss the prior game week at home, against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham. Though the early goal by Spurs were equalized late into the game by the hosts, the 90+1st minute winner by the visiting contingent could not be prevented by the home team.
This weekend, in regards to result, take into account the fact that Wolves have been on a roll for the past few seasons. After gaining promotion at the end of the 2017-18 season, they tore it apart in the top flight with some exemplary performances against some of the best teams in the league.
Suffice it to say, they even developed a nickname as the Giant Killers.
This campaign too they have shown the same determination and grit on the pitch. As of now, they have lost just twice in the previous 19 fixtures, and their only loss in the prior ten match-ups, had come against Mourinho’s Spurs.
On the road, they have suffered just two losses in total this whole season, and in the PL, just once. The team is also going strong in the Europa League, where their latest venture ended in a massive 4-0 win over Besiktas.
On the other hand, Norwich have just gotten into the top flight, and they are yet to get used to the trials and tribulations of the Premier League. At present, they are far less experienced in the top-most tier of English and it has shown in their performances.
They have recorded a total of two wins from their prior sixteen games, and in the process delivered three separate three-game losing streaks. At home, they are on a run of five winless matches, and lost four of those as well.
Norwich are also placed 19th in a table of 20 in the league, and have so far secured three wins from their total seventeen match-ups in the competition.
Going on, Wolves are unbeaten against this team in the last two years, and squads at home have won only one h2h encounter in the past four years.
Considering these observations, rightfully count on the in-form Wolves to be the better team on the pitch this Saturday.
In regards to goals though, Wolves might find it hard to keep a clean sheet. The prime reason being their away handicap, and coupled to it, Norwich are particular about compensating their overall bad form with good performances in front of the home crowd.
In fact, only once in their previous 21 home appearances have Norwich failed to find the back of the net. In the meantime, Wolves conceded twice or more in three of their preceding five away games, and are on a streak of seven matches on the road without a clean sheet.
Keeping in line with these trends, expect goals to come from both sides this Saturday at the Carrow Road.
Norwich vs Wolves Betting Tips
Wolves 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
To Win Either Half: Wolves @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).