Watford vs Norwich City Predictions and Betting Tips
There would be a relegation six-pointer at the Vicarage Road this Friday as two struggling sides, Watford and Norwich City, go head-to-head in the English top-flight.
The Hornets picked up their 5th straight victory against the Canaries with that 3-1 victory at the Carrow Road back in September. Would the Canaries stop them from picking up win number six ?
All to play for in Hertfordshire
The Hornets head into this game off the back of a crucial point away at Newcastle which put an end to their dreadful seven-game losing streak. Allan Saint-Maximin did give the Magpies the leading the first half, however, it wasn't until the 87th-minute when the Hornets grabbed the equalizer through Joao Pedro. The point earned means they're still in 17th position with 14 points amassed so far. Claudio Ranieri and his charges were supposed to be in action last Tuesday but had their game against fellow relegation strugglers Burnley due to the unavailability of players in the Clarets' camp. Given their record against the Canaries, this Friday does represent a huge opportunity for them to finally pick up their first win since their 4-1 victory against Manchester United.
The Canaries, just like their opponents, find themselves in the relegation zone and similar to what they've encountered in recent seasons, they would surely be involved in a relegation scrap come to the end of the 2021/2022 campaign. Nonetheless, it is to be noted that they head into this game off the back of a crucial victory against Everton last weekend. A Micheal Keane own-goal and an Adem Idah strike was enough to get the better of Everton- yet another loss for the Toffees boss Rafa Benitez which inherently cost him his job. It's now two wins in three games in all competitions for the Canaries and it is then left to see whether Dean Smith and his troops would use this as a platform to pick up three points against fellow relegation strugglers.
Watford vs Norwich Team News
Watford possible starting XI:
Foster; Femenia, Cathcart, Samir, Kamara; Kayembe; Dennis, Sissoko, Cleverley, Pedro; King
Norwich possible starting XI:
Krul; Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Williams; Sargent, Sorensen, Lees-Melou, Rashica; Pukki, Idah
Watford vs Norwich Prediction: 2-1
The Canaries' confidence would certainly be boosted by that win against Everton last weekend, however, their away form isn't something to write home about having managed just five points from a possible 30. The late equalizer at the St. James' Stadium would've also been a confidence boost for the Hornets and with a raucous crowd behind them, we're backing them to pick up all three points albeit narrowly.