Stadium: Carrow Road
The bottom two teams in the Premier League clash at Carrow Road in what has become a massive game for both sides’ survival aspirations.
Norwich prop up the table and are eight points adrift of 17th-placed Watford while Bournemouth sit one spot above their opponents with a six-point gap.
With 17 of Norwich’s last 20 home games seeing over 2.5 goals and that happening in nine of Bournemouth’s 14 on the road, we are backing more goals to arrive in Norfolk.
The Canaries have been performing pretty well at home as of late and a home win and over 2.5 goals at 11/5 is our opening Norwich vs Bournemouth prediction.
A Look At Norwich City’s Betting Odds
Norwich’s 4-0 defeat at Manchester United left them winless in nine league games and they have won just one of their last 17 in the top flight.
Marcus Rashford – on his 200th appearance for the club – put United ahead at Old Trafford before notching a second from the penalty spot.
Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood added further goals in a one-sided encounter, although David De Gea did produce a stunning save from Todd Cantwell just before half-time with the score 1-0.
Defender Christoph Zimmermann said: “We have just got to learn from it as quickly as possible, and then clear heads for the upcoming tasks.
“It is not a secret we are in the worst position at the moment. We have been there for the last couple of weeks and the only thing we can do to change it is to start winning games.
“We didn’t manage to do so in the last few weeks but we need to get that done as quickly as possible, hopefully starting next Saturday.”
Norwich haven’t won at home since beating Manchester City in September but have been leading in their five previous games here, picking up draws with Arsenal, Tottenham and Crystal Palace.
We feel Daniel Farke’s men – who should have top scorer Teemu Pukki back after injury – are due a little luck.
Looking at the Norwich vs Bournemouth odds, we are backing them to finally hang on to their advantage with the Lead-Win available at 57/100.
Last Norwich line-up: Krul, Aarons, Zimmermann, Hanley, Byram, Tettey, Vrancic, Buendia, McLean, Cantwell, Idah.
Defender Ben Godfrey is expected to return. Striker Josip Drmic is also fully fit.
A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds
Bournemouth’s alarming slump continued as a 3-0 home defeat by fellow strugglers Watford made it nine losses in 11 league games.
Goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and substitute Roberto Pereyra earned the visitors a deserved success at the Vitality Stadium.
Eddie Howe’s relegation-threatened side began a Premier League fixture inside the drop zone for the first time since December 2017.
Howe’s men have failed to score in six of their last eight top-flight games and registered a solitary shot on target against Nigel Pearson’s resurgent side.
Howe, whose team were jeered off at full-time, said: “Confidence is such an important thing to any team. We need to rediscover our belief, for me that’s the only thing missing because we’ve got good players.
“With the run we’ve been on, it’s just damaged us a little bit and I think that’s the big challenge we face.
“I don’t doubt the players’ quality because they’ve proved and delivered it before.”
Bournemouth’s problems have been in front of goal with just a joint-league low 20 being scored in 22 games.
They have gone three matches without finding the net and have just two in eight encounters, being blanked five times in their previous eight road trips.
The Cherries have also lost the second half in seven of their last eight games so we are going for the home side to win both halves at 5/2 to round off our Norwich vs Bournemouth betting tips.
Last Bournemouth line-up: Travers, Francis, S Cook, Ake, Smith, Gosling, Lerma, H Wilson, Fraser, Solanke, C Wilson.
Bournemouth will assess goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale (hamstring), with Mark Travers on stand-by. Defender Lloyd Kelly (thigh) is unlikely to feature and Josh King, Jack Stacey, David Brooks, Chris Mepham, Charlie Daniels Arnaut Danjuma and Junior Stanislas remain sidelined.
Man Utd 4-0 NORWICH
BOURNEMOUTH 0-3 Watford
Head-to-head: Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich, Bournemouth 2-1 Norwich
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