Norwich vs Aston Villa Predictions and Betting Tips
Norwich vs Aston Villa key stats
- Norwich have gone into half-time level in ten of their 16 Premier League matches so far.
- Norwich have scored just eight league goals all season, an average of 0.5 goals per game.
- Aston Villa have scored just seven goals away from home in eight matches.
- Six of Villa’s seven away goals have come in the second half.
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) December 13, 2021
Honeymoon period over
Two losses in a row and two points claimed from their last four matches means the honeymoon period is over for Dean Smith.
However, it was always going to be difficult for Norwich facing Tottenham and Manchester United in a row with both in mini revivals with new bosses at the helm.
Smith welcomes his former team, Aston Villa to Carrow Road with a point to prove, hoping to get Norwich back to winning ways and off the foot of the table.
“I think our system suits him really well.” 💫
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) December 13, 2021
No points from Anfield
Villa lost to Liverpool in boss Steven Gerrard’s return to Anfield. With Liverpool on such brilliant form this shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise.
However, the fact Villa kept Liverpool to just the one goal will be a source of encouragement and Villa will feel quietly confident that they can nullify the league’s lowest scorers.
With three out of five wins since taking charge, Gerrard will be confident of getting something out of this trip. A win could see Villa enter the top half.
Norwich vs Aston Villa predictions
Norwich’s Smith will be motivated for his former club’s visit, however, the lack of firepower is a concern and given that Villa held the league’s top scorers, Liverpool, to just one goal, they will be confident they can claim all three points.
Villa are priced at 13/10 to win and we expect them to pick up all three points here.
Norwich have gone into half-time level 63% of the time including in four of their last five matches, Villa have scored only one first half away goal. We predict that the game will be a draw at half-time with Villa going on to win the game in the second half.
Norwich vs Aston Villa team news
Norwich team news
Milot Rashica and Christoph Zimmermann continue to miss action with groin and ankle injuries respectively.
Mathias Normann’s abdominal injury continues to be monitored while Grant Hanley is also out with a shoulder injury.
Aston Villa team news
Danny Ings made his return against Liverpool from the bench, Matt Targett also returned.
Leon Bailey and Bertrand Traore remain out.
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