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Norwich vs Southampton Prediction & Betting tips
English Premier League fans had to be patient for more than three months before the restart. During the week it was finally time. The first regular game day now starts on Friday evening. From 18:00 p.m. there will be a meeting between Norwich and Southampton. According to the odds of the best bookmakers, guests are slightly favored, which is sometimes due to the situation in the table.
While the Saints still have a lead of seven points on relegation places, the host already needs a series in the remaining nine matches to stay first-class. The protégés of German trainer Daniel Farke are currently in last place with 21 points. However, the gap to the saving bank is “only” six points, so it is definitely still possible to stay in the class.
It would be all the more important from the bottom of the game to start with a sense of achievement in your own stadium. Before the interruption, the Canaries presented themselves on Carrow Road as an uncomfortable opponent. Two of the youngest three games in front of their home crowd were won, including a 1-0 win against Leicester City’s Champions League contender.
It was already clear in the run-up to the season that for Norwich City the only thing in the first year after promotion would be to stay in the Premier League. After 29 match days, this impression was confirmed. The team of German coach Daniel Farke adorns the bottom of the table and has only been able to book 21 points on the credit side.
Due to the weak record of only five wins (low value) and 18 losses (high value), there are currently many indications that the one-year adventure in the English Beletage will be over by the end of July for the Canaries. Despite by far the worst starting position in the fight for relegation, the players and the coaching team have by no means given up.
Why too? The gap to the saving bank is just six points and, above all, the uncertainty prevailing everywhere on the island after such a long time without practice is likely to give the yellow-green hope of catching up. Also to be mentioned positively is the fact that the rising star has continued to develop over the course of the season.
Although Norwich was only able to win two of the nine matches in the Premier League in calendar year 2020, the relegation candidate only conceded more than one goal in Manchester United (0: 4) and Wolves (0: 3) defeats. In many cases the Farke-Elf was on the point of scoring, even though the team, which was quite inexperienced at this level, had to pay tuition fees again and again.
For the Norwich vs. Southampton forecast, it should also be borne in mind that the canaries have recently been difficult to conquer at home. Of the recent five encounters on Carrow Road, only the game against Ligaprimus Liverpool was narrowly lost with 0: 1. Two of the last three matches were even won in their own stadium. In addition, there were points shared between Tottenham and Crystal Palace and immediately before the interruption a success in the FA Cup at the Spurs, which allowed the promoted team to compete against ManUtd in the quarter-finals at the end of June.
In terms of personnel, Daniel Farke can draw on almost anything. Onel Hernandez and Sam Byram are unavailable due to injury. In addition, a Norwich professional, who was not known by name, had to be removed from training due to a positive test and sent to quarantine. Speaking of positive … also for the higher Norwich against Southampton odds is the fact that the Canaries won their test dress rehearsal against Mourinho’s Tottenham 2-1. The shape seems right.
Ralph Hasenhüttl has an excellent reputation on the south coast of England. The coach of Southampton FC, who used to coach RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, has made a name for himself in England’s top division over the past year and a half. The bottom line, the positive development of his Saints was rewarded in early June with a new contract until 2024.
In the most important position of an English football club, the red and whites already have planning certainty. So that the next steps can also be calculated and conceived in sporting terms, for the “saints” on the remaining nine game days, the goal is to also mathematically fix the relegation.
As 14th in the classification, Southampton currently has a cushion of seven points on the relegation zone. Although this advantage is not comfortable, one is nevertheless optimistic in the port city that their club will be represented first-class in 2020/21. The occasional run that the Saints had made is sometimes responsible for this confidence.
Between matchday 14 and 24, the Hasenhüttl eleven won seven of their eleven games, distancing themselves from the dangerous zone of the tableau. As part of this series, the previous year-16. including Tottenham, Leicester or Chelsea FC. However, the Saints regularly struggled against the supposedly weaker opponents. The bankruptcies against Burnley, West Ham and Newcastle, all of which were collected on the last four matchdays before the forced break, underline this thesis.
Although the red-whites are more likely to be assessed abroad than abroad and only the top four teams celebrated more victories in opposing stadiums than the “saints” (six), we at Norwich against Southampton consider a tip on the away success of the supposed favorite too daring. The interesting statistics do not change the fact that the Hasenhüttl-Elf have all won the last six direct duels against promoted players.
Similar to the opponent from the university town in the east of England, the southerners were able to use the free time to bring back all injured or battered players. The return of Nathan Redmond in particular could still pay off in the final sprint this season. On Friday, with the exception of the blocked Moussa Djenepo, all players will be available.
Norwich vs Southampton head to head matches
04.12.19 PL Southampton Norwich 2 : 1
18.01.17 FAC Southampton Norwich 1 : 0
07.01.17 FAC Norwich Southampton 2 : 2
02.01.16 PL Norwich Southampton 1 : 0
30.08.15 PL Southampton Norwich 3 : 0