Liverpool v Norwich Prediction & Betting Tips, 9th August 20197th August 2019 / lee
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You are all excited to be back in the Premier League after winning the Championship and then you have to go to Liverpool for your opening game back in the top flight. That is the situation facing Norwich on Friday night in a tough opener for them. Liverpool were unbeaten on home soil in the EPL last season, will they kick things off with a bang? Read our Liverpool v Norwich betting tips for more.
Liverpool v Norwich Betting Odds*
Liverpool News and Form
The Reds were in semi-competitive action on the weekend as they played out a 1-1 draw with Man City in the Community Shield. The Reds lost the subsequent penalty shoot-out. Liverpool lost their shot at the league title last season, finishing a point behind Manchester City after an epic duel.
Jurgen Klopp’s men lost just once last term and on home soil remained undefeated. Their record at Anfield was W17 D2. Across their home fixtures, the Reds averaged 2.9 goals per game and in their home campaign, they conceded just ten goals (0.53 per fixture). It was immensely powerful stuff from them.
They closed out last season on a seven-match home winning streak in the league, and on a fifteen match scoring streak at Anfield. The Reds scored at least two goals in each of their final seven home games of the last campaign. Liverpool were also leading at the half time break in 13 of their 19 home games last season.
In total, the Reds collected a clean sheet in 63% of their home games. The only points that they dropped on home soil were against sides who finished in the top nine. Given that the Reds have scored exactly five goals in four of their last six games against Norwich and have had the strike power of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, it’s hard to see them not getting on the scoresheet.
Liverpool v Norwich Head to Head
This will be the first meeting since the 2015/16 EPL season
Liverpool have won six of the last seven clashes (D1)
Norwich have conceded at least 3 goals in all but one of their last seven against the Reds
The last league meeting at Anfield ended in a 1-1 draw
Norwich News and Form
It was some campaign that Norwich put together in the Championship last season. They won the title, but they did get off to a slow start to the season. Norwich’s record over their first six games of the Championship last season was W1 D2 L3. They failed to win any of their three openers too.
But then when it all clicked there was no stopping them. Norwich closed out the season on a fourteen match undefeated streak of form, winning ten of those. They posted an impressive W12 D9 L2 overall away record last season in the second tier.
The Canaries went unbeaten in their final seven away games, scoring in each of their last thirteen. But the transition up to the top flight is never easy. There has not been that much major action from them in the transfer market. Their big capture was goalkeeper Ralf Harmann on loan.
Also arriving has been right-back Sam Byram from West Ham for £750k and striker Josip Drmic on a free from Borussia Monchengladbach. Will they have enough to survive the season? That, of course, is going to be their primary objective. The Canaries are 11/8 second-favourites to suffer relegation this season* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 5th, 2019 at 5:40 p.m.)
Liverpool v Norwich Tips & Odds
Who will win – Liverpool v Norwich Predictions
There should be no slip up from Liverpool here on home soil on the opening day of the season against a newly promoted side. There are naturally going to be frailties in Norwich’s game having stepped up to the new high level. They could get exposed. The Reds can cover a -2.5 Asian Handicap.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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