Norwich City hosts Aston Villa in the final match of their first season back in the Premiership. The home side will be looking to finish the season on a high, and a 3 point haul could potentially see them finish the season in 11th place. Meanwhile, Aston Villa have scraped themselves out of the relegation zone, and with their Premiership future secured for another season will be free to enjoy Sunday’s match.
Aston Villa and Norwich City have clashed three times in the last decade with Villa winning two of these matches, while the only match hosted by Norwich ended in a draw. This draw was the last time Villa travelled to Norwich, back in 2004, when the match ended without troubling the scoreboard.
Norwich City’s last five matches have been a mixed bag. While they lost three of these fixtures, including a 6-1 trashing from Man City, they pulled off an away win against Tottenham and drew 3-3 against Arsenal at the Emirates.
Norwich City have scored 6 goals in their last five matches, but their 3 goal haul against Arsenal showed the club still has the strike potential it showed earlier in the season. Their defence has been handing goals out for free, with a whopping 15 conceded in the space of five matches.
Aston Villa avoided relegation by the narrowest of margins, hobbling to 38 league points and safety courtesy of a draw against the Spurs, which also served as the highlight of a run of matches that produced three draws and two defeats. Villa have now gone an incredible 9 matches without a win – a quarter of their Premiership season.
The club’s attack is virtually toothless, with just 2 goals scored in their last five matches. The Villa defence has conceded 7 goals in the same period, maintaining 2 clean sheets.
Norwich City should be able to sow this match up with ease. Villa don’t have much more than pride to play for, having achieved their goal of survival last weekend.
Villa are such underdogs for this fixture that you’ll get little value on them in the match betting markets. The over/under goals markets offer better value, where you can get evens on under 2.75 goals being scored in a match featuring two teams that have cumulatively averaged under 2 goals a game for their last five matches.
Our Norwich City vs Aston Villa betting tip is therefore back under 2.75 goals being scored at Bet365.
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