Norwich welcome Newcastle home after a 4-1 defeat to Liverpool that showed promise but ultimately did not deliver as both teams look to get a crucial win that could be vital at the end of the season.
See our betting tips and match predictions for this Norwich vs Newcastle fixture on Saturday 17th August.
Norwich under Daniel Farke may lost 4-1 to Liverpool, but they impressed most people as they looked to play in the same style that got them promoted as Champions last season. They did not allow Liverpool to control possession as much as Liverpool would have liked and managed to create 12 shooting chances of which 5 were on target.
Norwich will be happy to see Pukki get on the scoresheet after doubts whether he would adapt to the Premier League and hope he will continue to lead the team’s attack. The one place they will look to improve on is their defense that looked a bit shaky.
Newcastle began a new season under Steve Bruce after Benitez’s departure with a typically defensive game as they made a weaker Arsenal team toil for their 1-0 victory. Newcastle looked on par with Arsenal in the first half as new signing Joelinton caused the Arsenal defense a lot of trouble with his hold up play and aerial prowess. But as usual, they were unable to create any clear cut chances and eventually conceded in the second half to Aubameyang.
Norwich should take heart from their first game in the Premier League and against the opposition of a more similar level to them should be confident of playing their natural game and fighting for a win. Newcastle have questions to be answered, especially in midfield where they look weakest. Also, this game against Norwich could be crucial as both teams may find themselves fighting to survive at the end of the season.
We are going to predict a narrow 1-0 victory for Norwich in our correct score prediction, as we expect them to outplay Newcastle who look like they have a long season ahead of them.
Norwich to win – 6/5
Draw – 23/10
Newcastle to win – 12/5
Matches – 36
Norwich wins – 10
Draws – 10
Newcastle wins – 16
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