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Premier League Norwich City v Leicester City

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Friday, February 28, 2020


Carrow Road

Punter's Pick

Relegation threatened Norwich City welcome high-flying Leicester City to Carrow Road in a game which is crucial to both sides battling at opposite ends of the table. Norwich are the league’s bottom side and desperately need results if they are to have any chance of survival while Leicester will be looking to tighten their grip on a Champions League place

Norwich come into this game in poor form going winless in their last four games including three defeats. A positive performance against title-chasing Liverpool should have provided a boost despite losing to a late Sadio Mane goal but the team capitulated against Wolves last time out going down 3-0. It is something that has defined their season as the team has shown glimpses of good form and competed well just to be on the wrong side of the result and in other games have been rolled over without much effort. One thing Daniel Farke and his players can hold on to is that there are plenty of games still left against teams in and around them at the bottom of the league and if his team can put together a run then stranger things have happened in the league. The key will be releasing the shackles and getting more players up to support Teemu Pukki who has been lacking partners up front and this has contributed to a lack of chances and goals. Given that the gap is already seven points from 17th placed Aston Villa may see the Canaries throw caution to the wind and attack from the off.

Leicester have lost momentum of late and will be keen to get back to winning ways having not won a league game in their last three outings, with the run including just one win in six appearances. It certainly isn’t a surprise that their poor form has coincided with that of Jamie Vardy’s, with the frontman yet to score in 2020. It is a stark contrast to his exploits in the first half of the season where he hit 17 goals and despite his drought, is still joint top scorer alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The team can look forward to a set of favourable fixtures but there is a threat that their good work earlier in the season could be undone if they don’t consolidate their position. The likes of Manchester United and Tottenham are starting to pick up results and there is still no guarantee that Manchester City will lose their spot in next season’s Champions League so there is still a risk of them missing out.

In team news Norwich will be without Onel Hernandez who is out for eight weeks after a knee operation. Sam Byram and Christophe Zimmerman are also both out with respective hamstring injuries.

Leicester could welcome back Wilfred Ndidi who has recovered from a knee injury while combative midfielder Hamza Choudhury is available after serving a ban. Kelechi Iheanacho has also recovered from the head injury he sustained against former club Manchester City and could lineup alongside Jamie Vardy.

Leicester certainly start this game as favourites but because of their poor recent form the odds for a Foxes victory are quite generous. Bet365 are priced at 8/11 and with Norwich being the league’s bottom side Brendan Rodgers will be confident his side can take all three points. Norwich are also missing some key personnel with Leicester getting some of their players back but Norwich will take comfort from the point they earned at the King Power in the reverse fixture. But the firepower of Leicester should prove too much for the Canaries in this one especially as the home side will need to attack if they are to have any chance of survival which could open the door for visitors to counter through Jamie Vardy and co.

Punter's Pick

Relegation threatened Norwich City welcome high-flying Leicester City to Carrow Road in a game which is crucial to both sides battling at opposite ends of the table. Norwich are the league’s bottom side and desperately need results if they are to have any chance of survival while Leicester will be looking to tighten their grip on a Champions League place

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