The fun end of the table meets the lower end of the Premier League when Wolves 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 19th in the Premier League table on 8 points following 12 rounds. Wolves are number 6 in the standings with 19 points after 12 matches.
The mood around the Norwich camp have improved immensely in the past weeks. Winning two games on the trot is a great feat. And new manager Dean Smith getting off the mark with a win on his debut makes the immediate future look promising.
Norwich are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts this coming Saturday claimed a steady 7 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 0.7 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 19 goals, or an average of 1.9 goals a game. They clawed out a clean sheet 2 times in this run.
Wolves 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 10 goals. That amounts to an average of 1 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times. Let's look at some predictions, shall we?
Stats and facts for Norwich and Wolves.
- Norwich conceded in the last 20 of 22 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Norwich's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Norwich's last 4 matches in the row.
- Wolves scored in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Wolves's last 3 of 5 matches;
- Wolves conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Both teams scored in Wolves's last 4 of 6 matches.
Current form — Norwich v. Wolves
Norwich continue to collect points
Norwich look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Norwich look back on their last 3 matches with 6 points to show from their efforts. Against Leeds, they were left empty-handed in a 2-1 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Brentford in a 2-1 win. They followed that up with a 2-1 win against Southampton in their most recent outing.
Wolves on a roll
Wolves will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Wolves are a bit back and forth at the moment, but at least mostly forth, as they beat Everton by 2-1. Following that up proved too difficult as they lost 2-0 against Crystal Palace, before claiming 3 points in a 1-0 win against West Ham.
In a match between two sides performing almost identical in recent weeks, we still favour Wolves to first make a breakthrough. The bookmakers currently settles the price for at home win at 1.95, whereas a win for the visitors pays out at 1.95. A draw will get you 3.40, should you prefer to go for the long shot.
Norwich v. Wolves — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, Wolves came away as winners back in February 2020 in a match in the Premier League. Norwich head into their upcoming match against Wolves with a 25% winning record in recent Premier League meetings. In 4 encounters, that amounts to a 1-1-2 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 50%.
Current table in the Premier League
Looking at the current Premier League standings, Norwich and Wolves are currently 11 points and 13 places apart. Wolves will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Norwich on Saturday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Norwich will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Norwich and Wolves.
Primary goal getter
Teemu Pukki has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, Norwich are relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Wolves will be looking to Hee-Chan Hwang in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 3 goals in his latest games.