The fun end of the table meets the lower end of the Premier League, when The Red Devils face off against Norwich. It is a match that offers both sides the opportunity to either consolidate or improve on their position in the Premier League. Norwich step onto the pitch at 20th in the Premier League table on 10 points following 15 rounds. Manchester United are number 6 in the standings with 24 points after 15 matches.
With 3 defeats in the last 6 games since September, the mood around the Norwich camp could probably be a lot better. They need to up their game or prepare for more disappointment, when facing The Red Devils on home ground.
Norwich are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts on Saturday claimed a steady 6 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 0.6 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 17 goals, or an average of 1.7 goals a game. They clawed out a clean sheet 3 times in this run.
Manchester United travel to their next Premier League match, averaging a lowly 1.2 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 12 goals, while also conceding 20 goals. That amounts to an average of 2 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times. Here are the predictions from the team at BetFootball which could you see win some cash money!
Facts and figures for Norwich vs Manchester United in Premier League.
- Norwich did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Norwich's last 5 of 7 matches;
- Norwich conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Norwich's last 2 of 4 matches.
- Manchester United unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Manchester United conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Manchester United scored the last 9 matches in a row when playing away;
- Manchester United scored in the last 7 of 9 matches.
Current form — Norwich v. Manchester United
Norwich hoping to bounce back
It is not all bad, but it is not fantastic either for Norwich right now with just 2 points from their last 3 matches. They first drew 0-0 against Wolves, followed by another draw. This time 1-1 against Newcastle, before going down in a 3-0 defeat against Tottenham.
Manchester United paddling along
Manchester United look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gaining 7 points. They ran out 3-2 and 1-0 winners against Arsenal and Crystal Palace, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against BSC Young Boys, who claimed a point in a 1-1 draw.
Just limiting an expected defeat might be the target for Norwich here. Siding with Manchester United at odds 1.44 is a no-brainer in the kind of form they are displaying. Should this price be a tad on the low side for your preferred betting strategy, consider adding it to a nice accumulator.
Norwich v. Manchester United — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other in the Premier League, back in January 2020, Manchester United collected all three points. Bear that in mind before you decide on an accumulator for the weekend, depending on how you want to football bet.
Norwich have been able to win 20% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming Manchester United in the Premier League. In other words, they have a 2-0-8 recent record, with the latter winning 80% of the matches.
The past 10 matches between Norwich and Manchester United have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals this coming Saturday.
Current table in the Premier League
Looking at the Premier League standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 14 points. Norwich cannot squeeze past Manchester United in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Manchester United, number 6 on 24 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents this coming Saturday.
Man of the Moment
Teemu Pukki has been hitting the target on a regular basis in recent matches. Norwich will no doubt look to him for more goals in their next match against Manchester United. The visitors are surely hoping Cristiano Ronaldo adds another to his current total. With 3 goals in recent matches, Cristiano Ronaldo boasts a decent goal ratio right now.