West Ham v Norwich Prediction & Betting Tips, 31st August 201930th August 2019 / lee
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The Hammers found their winning touch for the first time last weekend. They collected a 3-1 away win at the currently-hapless Watford. This now then becomes a good chance for West Ham, returning to home soil, to make it back to back wins. Norwich’s defence is finding the going tough in the top flight. Read our West Ham v Norwich betting tips for more.
West Ham v Norwich Betting Odds*
West Ham 17/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
West Ham News and Form
West Ham delivered three points last weekend with a 3-1 success at Watford. That was their first win of the season having lost against Man City and drawn with Brighton before that. Big summer signing Sebastien Haller netted a second-half brace against the Hornets to open his account for West Ham and he looks as if he could be well among the goals this campaign. Their one home game so far was a heavy 5-0 loss against Man City.
In last season’s top-flight campaign West Ham nailed a W9 D4 L6 record at home. They won seven of their ten games against teams who finished in the bottom half of the table. West Ham lost Michail Antonio to a serious injury in midweek and he could be out for a few months. In midweek West Ham claimed a 2-0 win at Newport in the EFL Cup, making plenty of expected changes to their starting eleven.
Each of West Ham’s last three home games in the league have gone over 2.5 goals, as has all three of their league fixtures this season. The Hammers are unbeaten in 11 of their last 12 games against Norwich, so the stats do lean towards backing them for a win. Also, the Hammers have netted at least two goals in each of their three home games against the Canaries across all competitions.
West Ham v Norwich Head to Head
This is the first meeting since the 2015/16 top flight
The last two meetings have been 2-2 draws
None of the six previous EPL meetings have produced an away win
There have been two wins each and two draws in the six previous EPL meetings
Norwich News and Form
Norwich’s league games this season have been great value for money. There has been a total of fourteen goals netted in their three fixtures so far. The Canaries are sitting with a W1 L2 record for the campaign so far, their lone success coming at home against Newcastle. Their other two games have ended in a 4-1 loss against Liverpool and a 3-2 reverse against Chelsea last weekend.
The positive from that is that Norwich have been scoring well, netting in each game played. All three of their fixtures have made it over 3.5 goals which is a nice betting angle for this game. Top scorer for them is Teemu Pukki who has scored five of their six league goals this campaign. Norwich suffered an EFL Cup loss at Crawley in midweek, the Canaries going down 1-0 but weren’t at full strength for that low-priority game. They did lose Timm Klose with a bad injury in midweek.
They play great football do Norwich under Daniel Farke. But their defence does remain a big issue. They could have conceded at least another couple of goals against Chelsea last weekend at Carrow Road. They look as if they are going to continue to get exposed, just because of their set up. 75% of the goals that they have conceded so far have been in the first half of matches. Trying to shut up shop early could help them massively.
West Ham v Norwich Tips & Odds
Who will win – West Ham v Norwich Predictions
Norwich are still playing some wonderful fluent football, but their defence looks pretty weak. West Ham should be able to capitalise on that by taking a home success over the Canaries. We would look for it to be by a two-goal margin as well.
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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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