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Norwich vs Watford Betting Tips - Poor defences to be exposed in relegation clash

Can Watford earn their first win of the season at Carrow Road?
Norwich vs Watford
Norwich and Watford are set to serve up high scoring clash in the EPL(Getty Images)

It is an early relegation six pointer as Norwich host Watford in an English Premier League clash at Carrow Road. These are the two worst defences in the Premier League and with both teams desperate for a win at the moment, I expect goals in this one.

Norwich Form

Norwich are coming off a 2-0 defeat at Brighton in their previous Premier League fixture. The Canaries are on a dreadful run of form at the moment having failed to win in their last six matches. 

Daniel Farke’s men are also winless on their travels this season. Carrow Road looks like their only refuge where they will hope to gain enough points to stay up.

The problem for Norwich has been their leaky defence having conceded 26 goals in the Premier League this season, second only to Southampton. They conceded five against Chelsea before letting in three goals against Manchester United and two at Brighton.

Norwich News

Top scorer Teemu Pukki remains pivotal for Norwich and needs to rediscover his scoring touch if the Canaries are to have any chance of survival. He should lead the line alongside Emiliano Buendia and Omer Hernandez who was on target against Manchester United.

Norwich have failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 of their last 11 matches (Getty Images)

Watford Form

Watford travel to Carrow Road off the back of a 2-1 Premier League defeat at home against Chelsea. Having gone two goals down, Gerard Deulofeu struck a late penalty to spark hopes of a fight back but they could not get the equaliser. 

Manager Quique Sanchez Flores tried to take positives from the defeat to Chelsea but the fact remains the Hornets are without a Premier League win after 11 matches this season. They are also among the worst defences in the topflight with 23 goals conceded with only Norwich and Southampton conceding more.

They have conceded twice in each of their last two matches and among their recent results on the road is the 8-0 defeat to champions Manchester City.

Watford News

Gerard Deulofeu looks to be slowly returning to his best form and will be key in Watford’s survival quest. The Spaniard should feature in attack alongside Roberto Pereyra while Andre Gray is likely to lead the line with captain Troy Deeney still sidelined with a knee injury.

Watford have failed to keep a clean sheet in nine of their last 11 EPL matches (Getty Images)

Norwich vs Watford Head to Head

Norwich have a 15-13 advantage with seven draws from 35 previous matches against Watford. Six of the last seven fixtures have produced over 2.5 goals with both teams claiming one win each in the last two meetings.

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Norwich vs Watford Betting Odds

There is very little to separate the teams with Norwich priced at 2.55 for a win with Watford valued at 2.45 while a draw is set at odds of 3.75. Six of the last seven meetings have produced over 2.5 goals and a similar outcome is paying 1.61 with over 3.5 goals offered at 2.62.

Teemu Pukki has six Premier League goals this season and is backed at 2.20 in the anytime goalscorer market. The striker also tipped at 5.50 to score the first goal.

Norwich vs Watford Match Up

Teemu Pukki has looked off colour lately but remains the danger man for Norwich having scored six goals this season, five of which have come at Carrow Road. With Watford struggling defensively, the Finnish striker will have chances to add to his tally on Friday.

Gerard Deulofeu looked lively against Chelsea and will be feeling confident having scored his first goal of the season. He should cause the Norwich defence plenty of problems with his pace and movement in attack.

Teemu Pukki
Norwich’s Teemu Pukki has scored five goals in his last five home matches (Getty Images)

Norwich vs Watford Stats

  • Norwich and Watford have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 meetings (all competitions).
  • Norwich have failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 of their last 11 matches (English Premier League)
  • Norwich’s Teemu Pukki has scored 5 goals in his last 5 home matches (English Premier League).
  • Watford have failed to keep a clean sheet in 9 of their last 11 matches (English Premier League).

Norwich vs Watford FAQ

Where is Norwich vs Watford?

Norwich vs Watford will take place at Carrow Road in Norwich, England.

When is Norwich vs Watford?

Norwich vs will kick off at 21.00 GMT on Friday 8 November 2019.

Are there often goals in Norwich vs Watford matches?

Norwich and Watford have scored four goals each in their last two meetings.


Norwich and Watford have shown frailties in defence making this clash likely to finish over 2.5 goals. I’m also backing Teemu Pukki to end his drought having scored five of his six goals this season at Carrow Road.

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Best Bet: Over 2.5 Goals @1.61 at bet365 - 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Teemu Pukki @2.20 at bet365 - 1 Unit
First Goalscorer Tip: Teemu Pukki @5.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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A poor display from Norwich saw them slip to the bottom of the table with 2-0 defeat to Watford who picked up their first win of the season.
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