Norwich City hosts Newcastle United on Saturday in a match that Newcastle has to win in order to keep its hopes of a top four finish alive.
Norwich City and Newcastle have played one another just four times in the past decade. During this period Norwich has won both its home fixtures against Newcastle, while the Magpies pulled off a single home win and a single draw.
Newcastle’s last trip to Norwich, in a club friendly in 2010, ended with a 2-1 win for Norwich.
The reality of life in the top flight is hitting home for Norwich City, with the club losing three, winning one and drawing one of its last five matches. To be fair to the club, it has faced the likes of Arsenal and Man City during this run of fixtures, but doesn’t yet seem capable of challenging the big guns in the Premiership.
This was illustrated in last weekend’s match, when Norwich crumbled to a 5-1 defeat to Man City, a match that added one goal to Norwich City’s tally of 8 goals from the previous four matches. The club’s defence is coming unstuck, letting in 14 goals during the same period.
Newcastle is also having its problems in the top flight, having faced Manchester City, Man United and Chelsea in its last three matches. The club has won two, lost two and drawn one of its last five matches, sliding out of the top four in the process.
This tough run of fixtures has left Newcastle with 7 goals from its last five matches. The defence has taken a hammering, with 9 goals conceded in the same period of time.
Newcastle will want to get back on the upswing against Norwich City, and the strikers will be relishing the prospect of taking on one of the weakest defences in the Premiership.
While Norwich City can certainly put a couple past the Magpie defenders, you’d still want to back Newcastle to get this result. However, best value is on the Over/Under goals market, and our Norwich City vs Newcastle United betting tip is to back over 2.75 goals being scored in this fixture.
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