Norwich City hosts Arsenal is a Premiership top ten clash on Saturday afternoon. The match is a must-win for the Gunners, who can play themselves into range of the top four and leapfrog Liverpool to 6th place in the standings.
Norwich City and Arsenal have encountered one another just twice in the past decade, with Arsenal winning both those encounters 4-1, winning home and away in the Premier League.
Norwich City last hosted Arsenal in 2004, losing that match 4-1.
Norwich City is losing some momentum as the Premier League passes the first quarter of the season, with a win, two losses and two draws on record for its last five matches. The club last won in mid-October when it put away Swansea City.
The Norwich strikers have done a decent job up front, scoring 9 goals in the past five matches. The club has been undone by some poor defence, with 10 goals conceded in the same period.
Meanwhile Arsenal has found a solid vein of form with a seven match unbeaten streak stretching back to early October.
Arsenal has scored 13 goals in its last five matches. This solid scoring rate has covered up for some average defending, with the Gunners backs letting in 5 goals in this period.
Norwich City has done little this season to suggest that it won’t go down 4-1 yet again on Saturday. The club has mainly secured its wins against lower tier teams, with its draw against Liverpool its best result against a top tier club.
Arsenal, however, look lean, mean and hungry coming into this fixture. While Norwich has the ability to crack the Gunners’ defence, its the Arsenal forwards that are likely to have the last say in this match.
Our Norwich City vs. Arsenal betting tip is therefore to back Arsenal to win the match, or else go with a back bet on over 2.75 goals being scored in the over/under markets.
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