Norwich vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 1 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Carrow Road (Norwich).
Norwich have been branded as the worst side in the cluster, and for good reason. With Crystal Palace showing real conviction in their recent fixtures, the hosts certainly have their work cut out for them in this one.
Norwich vs Crystal Palace Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Crystal Palace pick up a 2-0 victory.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their previous five fixtures.
- Only one of their past five meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- A tie has occurred thrice in their last ten encounters.
- Crystal Palace have registered the win six times in their previous ten matchups. (W-6, D-3, L-1)
Norwich vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Norwich salvaged a point last week at home after they managed to hold Jose Mourinho’s men to a 2-2 draw. Despite taking the lead twice in that matchup, the hosts failed to keep their foes at bay and succumbed to goals from Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane in the second half.
Miserably, the home side are still searching for their first win since late November. With just thirteen points in bag so far, the Canaries have deservedly slumped to the bottom of the ladder as well.
On the other hand, Crystal Palace are on a much more convincing run of form at the moment. Their last clash on the road saw them share the spoils with Southampton in a 1-1 draw. While at Selhurst Park, they took down West Ham with a narrow 2-1 scorecard.
It is also worth mentioning that the visitors have stumbled just once in their last seven PL fixtures. Furthermore, the guests have admitted defeat in just four of their past ten outings, three of which were against sides that are currently dwelling in the top ten.
In sharp contrast, even home advantage has not been able to save Norwich’s blushes this season. They have been at the losing end in five of their past seven games here, and have garnered no more than two measly points from a possible twenty as well.
Taking into account that their previous h2h meeting at Carrow Road also witnessed Crystal Palace secure the bragging rights, Norwich’s chances of coming out on top are certainly looking bleak.
However, the visiting contingent have been held to a draw in half of their last six clashes on the road. Considering that Norwich have also picked a point in two of their past four games here, the safest punt to back would have to be a double chance.
In addition, the hosts have not gone down without a fight in front of the home crowd. Sixteen of the twenty-one goals for them so far have come from their matchups here.
Moreover, all of the last four clashes at this stadium have witnessed a total of three goals or more on the final scorecards.
Given that their previous encounter with this foe here was also a high scoring affair, count on no dearth of goals come Wednesday.