Norwich City v Liverpool Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

Norwich City v Liverpool match preview image

Premier League Norwich City v Liverpool

Norwich City logo Liverpool logo

Saturday, February 15, 2020


Carrow Road

Punter's Pick

Well it’s a case of how many for the league leaders right? Although this may have a hammering written all over it, Norwich to their credit rarely collapse to heavy losses, only losing by a two goal or more margin three times this season, including a 4-1 loss to Liverpool on the opening day of the season. Liverpool to win by two goals is 10/3 with Bet365, or for a repeat of the opening day of the season go for the Reds to win by three goals at 9/2, again with Bet365.

Liverpool to be winning at HT/FT also looks to be high up on the list of probabilities – back the Reds at 5/6 with Betfair to be comfortably winning at half-time and at the final whistle.

Bottom faces top in the Premier League on Saturday teatime, as runaway league leaders Liverpool take on a Norwich side fast approaching the point of no return in their quest to remain in the top flight.

Stats and records just keep piling up for Reds

22 points clear at the start of play on Saturday, 55 points clear of their opposition, undefeated all season and for over a year in the top flight, the stats just keep rolling in for the Reds as they march almost unopposed to their maiden Premier League title. 100 points from the last 102 available suggests no one has been able to solve the riddle of how to even take a point off the Reds, let alone come up with a solution to beat them. Their record of 24 wins from their opening 25 games is another record, a run that will go down in history with no team in any of Europe’s top five leagues being able to match a scarcely believable run.

The only questions that surely remain for the league leaders are will they end the season as ‘invincibles’, and how many games left before they are mathematically confirmed as champions?

Struggling Norwich a world away from Reds

Whilst Liverpool take all the plaudits, struggling Norwich are fast slipping straight back into the Championship at the first time of asking, as they sit seven points adrift at the bottom of the table. Worryingly for the Canaries is whilst they continue to struggle teams around them having been picking up points with more frequency, making Norwich’s plight even more desperate.

The stats for Norwich are pretty damning, again illustrating the gulf between top and bottom. With only four wins (a league low), 47 goals conceded (joint worse record in the top flight), and just 24 goals scored (only Crystal Palace have scored fewer this season) it is no wonder Daniel Farke’s side are hanging on by their fingertips.

Team News

Sadio Mane has returned to training for Liverpool after a minor hamstring tear and could come into contention for a return, although with the Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid also on the horizon he may be protected. James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri are also back in training as manager Jurgen Klopp has a virtually fully fit side to pick from.

Norwich will have defender Ben Godfrey back from a three-match suspension after his horror tackle against Bournemouth fell foul of VAR.

Routine win for Reds

The winter break may disrupt some of the runaway league leader’s momentum, but it is hard to look past anything other than a routine win for Liverpool. Norwich have not beaten the Reds at home since 1993 and have shipped 28 goals in their last seven fixtures against Liverpool, so will do well to just keep the score down and not suffer a moral sapping mauling

Punter's Pick

Well it’s a case of how many for the league leaders right? Although this may have a hammering written all over it, Norwich to their credit rarely collapse to heavy losses, only losing by a two goal or more margin three times this season, including a 4-1 loss to Liverpool on the opening day of the season. Liverpool to win by two goals is 10/3 with Bet365, or for a repeat of the opening day of the season go for the Reds to win by three goals at 9/2, again with Bet365.

Liverpool to be winning at HT/FT also looks to be high up on the list of probabilities – back the Reds at 5/6 with Betfair to be comfortably winning at half-time and at the final whistle.

Browse by Team

Browse your favourite football team and see their match previews.