Southampton vs Norwich
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).
Both teams are placed in the relegation zone and are running scared in search of points. This Wednesday, in this battle between two weak squads, expect the home advantage to play some role. Moreover, both the struggling offenses are not anticipated to score in plenty as well.
Southampton vs Norwich Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Southampton won 1-0, at home.
- Five of the last six matches saw the teams at home winning, and the sixth one ended in a draw.
- Since 2003, only three wins have been recorded by a team on the road, and the latest in the series had come in 2010.
- The hosts are unbeaten at this venue for over more than a decade.
- Nine of the last twelve meetings at this stadium ended in nine home wins, and two draws.
Southampton vs Norwich Prediction
Southampton had hosted Watford the last match-day and showed incredible conviction to deliver a 2-1 comeback with two late goals in the second half, after trailing for the majority of the fixture. Norwich meanwhile, had taken on Arsenal, (who recently had fired Unai Emery), and managed to share the spoils with the top-rated club.
This Wednesday, understand that both teams are in dire need of points, due to their positioning in the league table. Southampton needs to climb up high due to their status as a mid-table club, while Norwich dreads a return to the Championship.
In that sense, both teams would consider this as an opportunity to post three points, which has been rare these days for the two. Likely, they will employ a careful approach, and taking into account their problems in front of the goal as well, chances are very high for the match to have only a few numbers of goals.
Going on, while Southampton have been under-par in front of their home crowd this campaign, we need to consider the rivals they have taken here during the while.
A list that includes Everton, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Leicester, etc in continuous appearances, is sufficient enough reason to justify their off-form. And when Southampton had the chance to take on a weaker team the previous game week (Watford), the squad did deliver a win.
However, Norwich have been one of the worst teams in the whole competition in 2019-20, and the absolute worst on the road. They have managed a total of three goals in total away from home, and one sole victory.
Moreover, historically as well, teams that had home advantage have fared well in h2h clashes, and at this venue, it has been Southampton. In fact, the hosts have won nine of the last twelve h2h encounters here, and have lost only once since 2003.
Taking these factors into account, rightfully count on Southampton to record the win this match-day.
Southampton vs Norwich Betting Tips
Southampton to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Under 3.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).