Norwich vs Southampton Prediction and Odds: Southampton to pile more misery on Norwich City
Norwich City will host Southampton at Carrow Road in the Premier League.
Southampton have boosted their survival chances with back to back wins over Watford and Aston Villa. Norwich earned a surprise victory over Brentford in the last match and the relegation battle has suddenly got intensified.
Norwich vs Southampton Prediction and Odds: Match Odds
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Dean Smith has replaced Daniel Farke as the new Norwich City coach and he will have a tough task to cut out. The Canaries are submerged deep in the relegation zone and it would need a massive overhaul to overcome the current scenario at the club.
Smith didn’t have to wait long as the offer from Norwich came quite surprisingly and he grabbed it with both hands. He was behind the promotion of Villa to the Premier League and also stabilised the club with some rapid development over the course of years.
For Southampton, their hopes to finish in the top half of the table have not diminished. Consecutive wins have consolidated their position in the 13th position and a win against the bottom placed teams will only set the tone for the remaining part of the season.
After the 7-0 humiliation at the hands of Chelsea, everyone had expected the Canaries to go down uninterruptedly. But their performance against Brentford has set the platform for a make or break season as the Canaries need to grind out their last drop of energy in their battle for survival.
Dean Smith had the experience of guiding Villa through a relegation scare in the 2019-20 season when they survived the drop by a mere 1 point at the end. In the following season, Villa finished in 11th position.
Norwich hierarchy must have noticed Dean Smith’s managerial credentials and he could help them stay afloat in the top flight for one more season.The international break came at the right time and the gaffer will have the time to sort back things before their encounter with Southampton.
Ralph Hasenhuttl had a quite tumultuous journey at St Mary’s and has done a commendable job despite having a very limited budget at his disposal.The Austrian gaffer extended his contract last year and is expected to see out his contract irrespective of Southampton’s performance.
Alex McCarthy is expected to be in between the goals. Kyle Walker-Peters will come in the absence of injured Tino Livramento while Romai Perraud will be on the left side of the defence.
Jan Bednarek will be accompanied by Mohamed Salisu in the heart of the Saints defence. Ibrahima Diallo has filled in well in James Ward-Prowse’s absence and will continue to do so.
Stuart Armstrong and Mohamed Elyounoussi will start on the flanks while Che Adams and Adam Armstrong will be spearheading the attack.
For Norwich Dean Smith is not expected to tweak with the lineup much although Billy Gilmour might make it to the lineup. The Chelsea loanee hasn’t had much time on the pitch and his fate might change upon the arrival of Smith at Villa Park.
Norwich vs Southampton Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Tim Krul; Ben Gibson, Andrew Omabamidele, Brandon Williams, Max Aarons; Mathias Normann, Kenny McLean; Milot Rashica, Kieran Dowell, Pierre Lees-Melou; Teemu Pukki
Alex McCarthy; Jan Bednarek, Mohamed Salisu, Kyle Walker-Peters, Romain Perraud; Oriol Romeu, Ibrahima Diallo, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Stuart Armstrong; Adam Armstrong, Che Adams.
Norwich vs Southampton Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
Norwich got badly thrashed by Chelsea 7-0 followed by a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Leeds United. They got the better of Brentford in the last match and will be hoping to carry on their momentum.
Southampton drew with Burnley 2-2 followed by two back to back wins over Watford and Aston Villa.
Norwich vs Southampton Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
Both the teams have faced each other 129 times so far. Norwich have won 40 matches while the Saints have claimed wins on 51 occasions. 38 games have been drawn.
Norwich vs Southampton Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
As per the betting projections Southampton are expected to beat Norwich in this match.
Norwich vs Southampton Prediction and Odds: Latest Tweets
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“As soon as Dean became available, as soon as it was very clear he wanted to be part of the club, it became a very easy decision.” Norwich City’s sporting director Stuart Webber on the process of the club appointing a new manager and speaking to other candidates.
“It’s down to them to impress us now to get in to the team.” Dean Smith is asked about Billy Gilmour and Todd Cantwell who haven’t featured much for Norwich City this season