England Premier League
Saturday 16th October 2021
Kick off at 3pm BST
Venue: Carrow Road
Norwich are still looking for their first victory of the season and are rooted to the bottom of the league. However they did earn their first point of this campaign in their last game as they drew 0-0 with Burnley.
Already Norwich look in trouble though and it is hard to see how Daniel Farke’s side are going to recover. But despite their poor form they are only 3 points from safety, time is still on their side. Have the team been able to regroup since the international break, that will be the big question here.
Norwich have scored just 2 goals so far and have conceded 16 goals, only Newcastle can equal them for that.
Brighton are having the polar opposite season and have been really strong so far under Graham Potter. The side come into this game in 6th place with 14 points and have just 1 defeat so far. In their last game they were able to draw 0-0 with an in form Arsenal team and have gone their last four games unbeaten, so it is clear to see who the favourites are for this encounter.
Norwich: Todd Cantwell should return after missing the last couple of games due to personal reasons. Mathias Normann will be assessed after an abdominal injury. Christoph Zimmermann is 50/50 after his ankle injury to return.
Brighton: Steven Alzate will be assessed after his ankle injury. Danny Welbeck and Adam Webster remain doubts with hamstring injuries.
Norwich vs Brighton Head to Head:
The last time the clubs played here was in 2020 and Brighton edged out Norwich winning 1-0.
Brighton have won 3 of the last four meetings.
Four from the last 5 meetings has seen under 2.5 goals.
The last 0-0 between the teams happened in 1958.
Norwich vs Brighton Prediction:
The best time for a plan B and to go back to the drawing board has to be the 10 days the team have had during the international break. Even if some players were away Farke would have had the core of his team and they need to break this terrible cycle of results and try and find out why their style of play was working in the Championship so well and not in the Premier League. Obviously the step up is huge but at the same time Leeds did well last season after coming up and we are seeing that from Brentford this season, so something has to be changed.
Brighton may well run out of steam as the season goes on or continue to be the surprise team. It is hard to go against them now and with all due respect to the Canaries they are facing the worst team in the league and at decent odds we will be backing the away side here.
Norwich vs Brighton Betting Tips:
Brighton to beat Norwich at 2.10
Anytime goalscorer: Neal Maupay at 2.50
Correct Score: Brighton to win 2-0 or 3-0 at 11.00 and 24.00