This weekend’s Premier League action kicks off on Friday night with a real relegation six-pointer at Vicarage Road. Watford host Norwich City, holding a one point and one place advantage over their opponents. Here at freebet.com our preview of Friday’s fixture features odds from our betting partners at Novibet.
Ismaila Sarr remains Watford’s only injury absentee however they have several players away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations. William Troost-Ekong, Adam Masina and Imran Louza are all unavailable.
Norwich City have no players at the Africa Cup of Nations but have numerous injury concerns. Late fitness tests will be required for Tim Krul, Max Aarons and Kenny McLean whilst Billy Gilmour, Mathias Normann and Lukas Rupp all look certain to miss out.
Watford vs Norwich City: head-to-head
Watford ran out 3-1 winners in the reverse fixture at Carrow Road in September. That win extended their winning streak to five matches against Friday’s opponents.
Norwich City have never won a top flight game at Vicarage Road. Their last away win at Watford was a 3-0 win in the Championship in February 2015.
Norwich City have scored the fewest goals and conceded the most in the Premier League this season. Currently on a run of five successive losses against Watford, history would suggest a home win is on the cards. However, don’t be too hasty to write off the Canaries. Dean Smith’s side will be buoyed by their win at Everton last time out and know a win at Vicarage Road will help them climb out of the bottom three.
Watford are enduring a tough time at present and head into this huge relegation clash without a win in any competition since November. The Hornets are the only side in England’s top four divisions without a clean sheet this season.
We’re backing Norwich City to win on Friday evening at odds of 13/5 however under 2.5 match goals is the best bet of the day at 10/11. Double up and back Norwich City to win and under 2.5 match goals at 7/1.
- Watford: 21/20
- Draw: 5/2
- Norwich City: 13/5