New boss same results for Leeds whose midweek 3-0 home defeat to Aston Villa was sixth in a row and stretched their winless run to eight. The Yorkshire outfit are in relegation trouble with just two points seperating them and the relegation spots going into the weekend and the second worst goal-difference. Defence has clearly been a concern with 24 goals shipped in their last seven. They will welcome the visit of an even leakier Norwich as they try to put an end to four matches without a goal.
At Elland Road, United have lost four straight games but had lost just one of seven prior to that. Each of the last seven visitors here have managed to net at least once with five doing so on two or more occasions. Goals have tended to come early as well with them shipping five times in the opening 45 minutes in the last three. Raphina has four in his last nine at home while Patrick Bamford could be able to play an hour which would be huge news.
Norwich know they are in the last chance saloon with five consecutive defeats putting them bottle of the table. Despite going down 3-1 to Chelsea they did show some signs of fighting back and will hope to keep those momentum going for this fixture. The East Anglian outfit are five points from safety (and this is really six given their poor goal-difference) so they know they must win here. The loss of Adam Idah has really effected the Canaries but Teemu Pukki is doing his bit with eight goals for the campaign.
Away from Carrow Road, the Canaries have won just two of their last eight though it is interesting to note these victories came at strugglers Brentford and Watford. Four of the last six Norwich have played on their travels have gone over 2.5 goals. Josh Sargent has two from his last three away appearances although both came in the same game. This is the lowest ranked away opponent remaining for City so you imaging they will come out attacking.
Leeds vs Norwich: Match Stats
Both teams in the second-half looks the best bet here when you take into account the nature of the game. We have the teams with the two worst defensive records in the division and two teams will have worked out that this is the game they have to win. We could see a similar high-scoring game like we did in Norwich vs Brentford so backing both to score after the break is an angle into all the goals.
We talked about goals and poor defensive records so why not try a little interest on both teams to score in both halves. Neither side can sit back and defend both in terms of the need for three points and the fact neither can defend. This could be a real treat for the neutral and for those siding with goals.
31 October 2021- Norwich 1-2 Leeds- Premier League
02 February 2019 – Leeds 1-3 Norwich – Championship
25 August 2018 – Norwich 0-3 Leeds – Championship
28 April 2018 – Norwich 2-1 Leeds – Championship
16 December 2017 – Leeds 1-0 Norwich – Championship
The reverse came on Halloween and it was a horror show for Norwich that day who were lucky to escape with only a 2-1 defeat. Five of the last seven meetings between the duo have seen both teams score. Both teams to score in the second-half has happened in each of their last two meetings.