Aston Villa will go up against Norwich on Tuesday for a Premier League meeting. Ranked 20th in the Premier League, Norwich have collected 10 points from 16 games. On 19 points, The Villans see themselves ranked as number 12 after 16 matches.
This is a match with a certain kind of flavour to it, as Aston Villa only recently sacked Dean Smith as manager. Two weeks later, he took over at Norwich, while Steven Gerrard joined the Villa ranks as boss. Who has his new team best prepared?
Norwich are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts on Tuesday claimed a steady 6 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 0.6 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 16 goals, or an average of 1.6 goals a game. They clawed out a clean sheet 3 times in this run.
The Villans are currently performing rather modestly, when it comes to goal-scoring. The visitors on Tuesday managed a bearable 12 goals in the past 10 outings. That is an average of 1.2 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 18 goals. They claimed 1 clean sheets as they averaged 1.8 against per match.
Facts and figures for Norwich vs Aston Villa in Premier League.
- Norwich did not win the last 4 matches in a row;
- Norwich conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Norwich's last 3 of 5 matches.
- Aston Villa has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
- Aston Villa scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Aston Villa conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches.
Current form — Norwich v. Aston Villa
Norwich looking for more
Only a single point prevents Norwich from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They claimed a 1-1 draw against Newcastle, before getting trounced 3-0 against Tottenham. Last time out, more disappointment followed as Manchester United ran out 1-0 winners.
Aston Villa keep target in sight
Aston Villa are a bit back and forth currently, and sadly, they are more back than forth. Against Manchester City, they got beaten by a 1-2 score, before winning 2-1 against Leicester. They were back on loser street last time out, in a 1-0 defeat against Liverpool.
It has the look of an equal match up in theory, Aston Villa, however, still represent slightly better value in our opinion than Norwich. Bookies have a home win priced at 3.50, with 2.10 for the away win. Adding a draw to the accumulator will get you odds 3.40. It all comes down to your preferred betting strategy.
Norwich v. Aston Villa — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other in the Premier League, back in December 2019, Aston Villa collected all three points. Bear that in mind before you decide on an accumulator for the weekend, depending on your betting strategy.
Norwich have been able to win 20% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming The Villans in the Premier League. In other words, they have a 2-1-7 recent record, with the latter winning 70% of the matches.
Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 4 times in the past 10 matches between Norwich and Aston Villa. Both teams found the back of the net 5 times in those 10 matches. When looking for value bets with your betting strategy, adding both teams not to score to accumulator look the smart move.
Current standings in the Premier League
Looking at the Premier League standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 9 points. Norwich cannot squeeze past Aston Villa in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Aston Villa, number 12 on 19 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Tuesday.
Man of the Moment
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Teemu Pukki. He is one of the Norwich players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 3 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Aston Villa.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Ollie Watkins to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Ollie Watkins netted 2 goals for Aston Villa in their latest matches.