Kick-off: 1500, 26/12/2019
Stadium: Villa Park
TV: Amazon Prime
Norwich have fond memories of Villa Park and can give their survival hopes a boost at the expense of fellow strugglers Aston Villa.
The Canaries lifted the Championship title following a 2-1 win here on the final day of last season and will again hope to leave with all three points.
Punters can get 15/4 for an away win and both teams to score and that is our opening Aston Villa vs Norwich prediction.
A Look At Aston Villa’s Betting Odds
Villa dropped into the relegation zone after a 3-1 home defeat by Southampton – their fourth in a row in the Premier League.
Danny Ings bagged a brace and Jack Stephens also netted as Saints cruised into a 3-0 lead before Jack Grealish pulled one back.
In a further blow, Scotland international John McGinn suffered a fractured ankle which will rule him out for a lengthy period.
Villa have now lost seven of their last nine games and boss Dean Smith has demanded his players prove themselves.
He said: “The players have to take responsibility and I have to as well. We have conceded seven in the last two home games.
“It was more about individual mistakes. There was no tactical element in the game, they got the ball back to front very quickly, made it hard, competed and won the second ball.”
More goals are expected here, with 11 of Villa’s last 13 games seeing over 2.5 goals, which has also been the case in four of Norwich’s last five.
With that in mind, an away win and over 2.5 goals at 333/100 is fair value from the Aston Villa vs Norwich odds.
Last Villa line-up: Heaton, Guilbert, Engels, Hause, Targett, McGinn, Grealish, Douglas Luiz, Hourihane, El Ghazi, Wesley.
A Look At Norwich City’s Betting Odds
Norwich squandered several first-half chances and were made to pay as Wolves left Carrow Road with a 2-1 win on Saturday.
Todd Cantwell gave the Canaries the lead and Alex Tettey hit a post while top scorer Teemu Pukki wasted two further opportunities.
Romain Saiss headed Wolves level on the hour before Raul Jimenez popped up with the winner nine minutes from time.
Boss Daniel Farke said: “Today is one of those days when football is like the most unfair sport in the world if I’m honest.
“Football is often decided by one or two goals and if you are a better side you can lose the game and this was exactly one of those days.
“In football you can’t wait for the fair outcome. You always have to grab yourself your well-deserved reward and today sadly we missed an unbelievable amount of chances and missed the opportunity to grab ourselves this well-deserved reward.”
Norwich have taken the lead in five of their last six matches, with their previous five fixtures seeing both teams scoring.
Cantwell has netted three times in his last six appearances, with four of his five goals this season arriving in the first half.
The 21-year-old to open the scoring at 15/2 has strong appeal and that concludes our Aston Villa vs Norwich betting tips.
Last Norwich line-up: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Zimmermann, Byram, Tettey, Trybull, Buendia, McLean, Cantwell, Pukki.
NORWICH 1-2 Wolves – Todd Cantwell
ASTON VILLA 1-3 Southampton – Jack Grealish
Head-to-head: Norwich 1-5 Aston Villa, Aston Villa 1-2 Norwich, Norwich 2-1 Aston Villa, Norwich 3-1 Aston Villa, Aston Villa 4-2 Norwich
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