Watford v Norwich City Match Preview

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Desperation

Watford’s return from the lockdown hasn’t been a happy one, Nigel Pearson’s men moving ever closer to the relegation zone following some hugely disappointing results. The Hornets returned to action with a 1-1 draw with Leicester City, however since then they have suffered three successive defeats to the likes of Burnley (1-0), Southampton (1-3) and Chelsea (3-0). As such, they are now just a single point above the bottom three in the Premier League table and Pearson will be desperate to turn things around as soon as possible.

 

Relegation-bound

The Hornets boss is presented with a perfect opportunity to turn things around tonight when his men entertain struggling Norwich City at Vicarage Road. Indeed while Watford have managed just a single point from their four outings since the enforced break, midweek opponents Norwich City have lost each of their five competitive outings during this time. The Canaries have lost-to-nil against Southampton (0-3), Everton (0-1), Arsenal (4-0) and Brighton & Hove Albion (0-1) in the league while they were dumped out of the FA Cup at the quarter-final stage by Manchester United (1-2) at Carrow Road. This dreadful run has left them seven points away from safety at the foot of the table and the bookies go huge odds-on that they find themselves back in the Championship at the end of the campaign.

 

Goal drought

The Canaries have been struggling to find the back of the net in recent months with no goals forthcoming in their last five Premier League outings. This suggests that they will fail to add to the scoreline at Vicarage Road tonight, however one cannot overlook Watford’s poor defensive record this season. We do envisage Norwich finding a way through this evening, however ultimately we believe that the Hornets will boost their Premier League survival chances by taking maximum points from this clash.

Back Watford to win and both teams to score at 5/2 with William Hill Bookmakers.

 

Watford v Norwich City odds from William Hill Bookmakers

 

Match Winner

8/11 –  Watford

13/5 –  Draw

17/4 –  Norwich City

 

Match Result & BTTS

5/2  –  Watford

15/4 –  Draw

8/1  –  Norwich City