Watford put to an end their six-game losing run last time out as they battled out a 1-1 draw away at Newcastle thanks to a late Joao Pedro goal. The result leaves them in 17th spot one point and place above their opponents here. It is tight at the bottom of the Premier League with the bottom four sides seperated by just four points. After this match the Hornets will face five top 14 sides so will be looking to build a gap while they can.
At home, they have lost their last four although this came against sides all in the top six. They will need to pick up their form at Vicarage Road for the rest of the season having taken only seven points here so far. Four of their last five in front of their own fans have seen both teams score and gone over 2.5 goals. Emmanuel Dennis has grabbed three goals from his last five home games.
Norwich picked up a crucial three points last weekend when they defeated Everton 2-1 thanks to a Michael Keane own-goal and a strike from Adam Idah. The result leaves them 18th although they have played more games than any of the other sides down there. That victory ended a run of six straight league defeats for the Canaries and six straight league matches without netting. Three of their last four matches have gone over 2.5 goals.
On the road, the East Anglian outfit last played in the Premier League on January 12th going down 2-0 at West Ham. It is just five points on the road all season although four of these have come in the last five. A lack of road goals is a concern with just three netted in total this campaign. At the other end Norwich have managed to keep just one clean sheet this season which came at Burnley.
Watford vs Norwich: Match Stats
Jacob Luigi Sorensen is a player that Norwich fans has been under used by both Daniel Farke and Dean Smith and showed his worth in the defeat of Everton last weekend. He controlled the midfield and made seven tackles. In a relegation game that will also be competitive in midfield it is a shock to see his tackles count so low and backing him to get 4+ tackles looks the value.
If the visitors do score then the goal is likely to come from one of two sources Teemu Pukki or Adam Idah. With the Finn not firing at the moment and the youngster looking sharp last weekend with his goal and general play then he looks worth siding with. He can be backed at 4/1 to score the first Norwich goal and this is worth taking.
18 September 2021- Norwich 1-3 Watford- Premier League
20 April 2021- Norwich 0-1 Watford- Championship
26 December 2020- Watford 1-0 Norwich- Championship
7 July 2020- Watford 2-1 Norwich- Premier League
8 November 2019- Norwich 0-2 Watford- Premier League
The Hornets have a good record against Norwich winning each of their last five meetings including 3-1 earlier in the season. Ismaila Sarr has a decent record when facing Norwich grabbing two goals in their last three meetings.