Soccer Analysis - Watford vs. Norwich City Prediction

Author: Megha


The Premier League match at Vicarage Road Stadium on 21 January will see the Watford vs. Norwich City match. The home side Watford will take the field against rivals Norwich City. Watford started their journey in the Premier League with great results. They defeated Aston Villa at Vicarage Road. But they also experienced defeats in their subsequent matches without scoring even a single goal. Just like the hosts, the primary difficulty of Watford might be their creativity. They actually do not look capable of scoring sufficiently for now. But giving a lot of time to their training sessions is a solution to that problem. Creativity has been hard to come by for Watford. The season had progressed as easily as they were coming to the Norwich team when they plied their trade in the Premier League.


The match against one of their rivals in the relegation zone will put a lot of pressure on Norwich. It looks like it may be very tough for them to get a victory in the Watford vs. Norwich City match. The high-flying Watford have been in great shape on their own home turf of late. They have more than five victories in seven matches, and they are undefeated in more than six top-flight matches against their rivals. Meanwhile, Norwich has found the going tough in their away games in the Premier League for quite some time. They have won only a couple of matches in more than twenty matches. Our article will give you the complete Watford vs. Norwich City predictions and insights required to enjoy this exciting event.


Watford vs. Norwich City Predictions for Watford


Watford has not been involved in too many close matches recently. More than six of their previous eight Premier League matches gave a maximum of a couple of goals. This has also been the case in more than twelve of the last seventeen Norwich away matches in the Premier League. Watford recently drew against bottom-tier Newcastle United. In that match, Watford managed to get nearly half the possession and more than seventeen attempts on goal with more than four on target. The sole player to score for the team was Joao Pedro. Newcastle United got more than eleven shots at goal with only one on target. Allan Saint-Maximin was the scorer for their team.


Watford has not been the top side when it comes to stopping rivals. But they have also found paths to score some goals themselves. The analysis of their previous five matches shows that the team has been punished defensively in all of them while also scoring in nearly all of those matches. We will have to see if that trend continues to be sustained in the Watford vs. Norwich City match. The pre-match facts show that the team is undefeated in the Premier League by Norwich City in their previous four games. They are also without a home victory in the past couple of Premier League matches.


Watford vs. Norwich City Predictions for Norwich City


After a Premier League victory, Norwich City went into this game to defeat Everton in their previous game. In that match, Norwich City had nearly half of the possession and more than twelve attempts on goal, with a couple of them being on target. The scorer for the team was Adam Idah. On the other hand, Everton had more than eleven attempts at goal, with more than four on target. Richarlison scored for Everton while the other was an own goal by Michael Keane. The attacking players from the Norwich team had had some problems scoring goals over the previous five matches. They got the unsatisfactory returns of only a couple of goals from those matches. In those games, the Canaries have also seen the goal aggregate of rival teams go to more than twelve. Going into the Watford vs. Norwich City match, the latter has not got a victory against Watford in away matches for the previous couple of league games.


Norwich has been involved in only four matches throughout their previous twenty away games in the Premier League. They have both conceded and scored during the duration of the entire match. Moreover, at this level, twelve of Watford's previous seventeen matches have seen at least one team give a clean sheet. So, it would be a surprise to see both the squads score goals in the Watford vs. Norwich City match. None of the previous eight home matches of Watford in the Premier League have given more than a couple of goals. The net bulged a grand total of nine times across these matches. Not only that, but each of the previous Norwich matches at the top flight of football has seen the same pattern. So, it will not be a shocker to see more than a couple of goals.


Watford vs. Norwich City Highlighted Player


Joao Pedro used to play for Atletico Mineiro during his youth career. He also made more than ten appearances for the club at the senior level. The Brazilian footballer was born in Ipatinga. He had signed a deal with Palermo and made his debut for the Sicilian team in Serie A the next year. He started as a substitute to replace Josip Ilicic in a defeat to Cagliari. The next year, he joined Vitoria Guimaraes on loan. Subsequently, he was loaned to Penarol in the nation of Uruguay. After the loan spell with the Uruguayan squad, the Brazilian midfielder joined Santos. It turned out for more than nine matches for the Brazilian team. He signed a contract with Estoril and moved to Cagliari that season. Joao Pedro has more than ten caps for the Brazil under-17 team and scored a national team goal.


Watford vs. Norwich City Team News


Kwadwo Baah has an ankle fracture in the Watford team, Peter Etebo has a knee injury, and Ismaila Sarr has a ligament injury. They will not turn up for the Watford vs. Norwich City match. The ineligible players who cannot play in the match because of suspension are Adam Masina and Imran Louza. Norwich City has several out of action for the Watford vs. Norwich City match. Mathias Normann has a pelvis injury, and Billy Gilmour has an ankle injury.


Watford vs. Norwich City Prediction and Odds


A look at their most recent matches against each other going back nearly five years shows us that Watford has won most of these matches, and Norwich City has only won a sole match. There have been no drawn matches between them. In all, more than sixteen goals have been scored between them in the period. More than ten goals have come for The Hornets, and more than five belong to the Canaries. That is an average of three goals per match. When checking out the betting costs for the Watford vs. Norwich City match in the market, putting your cash on Watford is best priced at more than two. A bet on any drawn result is about three-and-a-half, and putting your cash on the winning team as Norwich is more than 3.7. They are the pick of the market prices being given at the present time.




Norwich City has it within their team to get a goal against this Watford team. Still, it really will not be enough to get away from a defeat. We think that this will be a close match with an advantage for Watford when the referee blows the final whistle. 


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