Manchester United vs Norwich betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Man United vs Norwich prediction: Man United 2-1 Norwich

It’s safe to say it’s been a truly miserable start to the year for Manchester United.

The pressure is mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjær so surely they cannot afford to slip up here.

Norwich though will be looking to take full advantage in their battle to beat the drop.

Who will claim three invaluable points at Old Trafford?

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Manchester United vs Norwich City: Who will win?

Despite their poor form, Manchester United are odds on favourites at 3/10 to win this match.

Norwich meanwhile are 17/2 to leave Old Trafford with a famous win.

A draw is 17/4.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/15.

Both teams to score is 5/6.

Manchester United to win and over 2.5 goals is 4/6.

Manchester United to win and both team to score is 13/8.

Marcus Rashford celebrates vs Chelsea

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 30: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates after the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on October 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Marcus Rashford is Manchester United’s leading goalscorer this season. He is 21/10 to break the deadlock and 8/15 to add to his tally.

Anthony Martial will also be a threat. The Frenchman is 5/2 to score first and 8/11 to score anytime.

Adam Idah could lead the line for the away side. The teenager is 15/2 to open the scoring and 5/2 to score anytime.

Todd Cantwell has also been amongst the goals lately. He is 10/1 to score first and 7/2 to net in 90 minutes.

Both Martial and Rashford to score is 9/5.

Both Fred and Dan James to score is 33/1.

Both Cantwell and Idah to score is 20/1.

Both Emi Buendía and Onel Hernández to score is 75/1.

Manchester United vs Norwich City: Match preview

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Victor Lindelöf of Manchester United reacts with teammate David De Gea after scoring an own goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton FC at Old Trafford on December 15, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Manchester United need to stop the rot in 2020 and fast.

On New Years’ Day, they were terrible in a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal and that has, so far, only foreshadowed what’s to follow.

Last weekend in the FA Cup third round, the Red Devils were underwhelming again in a 0-0 draw at Molineux with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

In that game they failed to have a single shot on target in a domestic match for the first time since 2015 but already the second time this season having done so in Den Haag against AZ.

That draw means they’ll now face a replay this forthcoming Wednesday in a fixture they could really do without.

Last mid-week, they hosted Manchester City in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final and that too did not go to plan.

The Citizens were 3-0 up at half time and destroying their neighbours.

That’s the first time a visiting side have scored three first half goals at Old Trafford since May 1997.

Marcus Rashford did pull one back in the second half and, at 3-1 down, they have a tiny glimmer of hope ahead of the second leg.

Despite all these cup commitments, qualifying for the Champions League remains their priority.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side have won four of their last nine Premier League matches so sit fifth, five points outside the top four.

If they are to make it, these are the games they must be winning.

Although, the Red Devils have lost three of their last five matches against teams starting the day in the relegation zone.

Will their terrible form against strugglers continue or will they claim their first victory of 2020?

Can Norwich claim a shock victory?

NORWICH, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Todd Cantwell of Norwich City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on January 01, 2020 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Norwich City meanwhile make the journey to Old Trafford bottom of the Premier League table but hopeful they can get a result.

On New Years’ Day, despite taking the lead through Todd Cantwell, they conceded late to draw 1-1 at home to Crystal Palace.

That means, from 1 December to 1 January, they amassed just four points (four draws and four defeats).

In that time, they lost 14 points from winning positions, the most by any Premier League side in history, in the space of a calendar month.

The Canaries are getting into good positions but not hanging on.

If they are to survive, this trend needs to change and fast as Daniel Farke’s side are now seven points adrift of safety.

Last weekend though, they did get a morale boosting FA Cup victory.

Teenager Adam Idah scored a hat-trick as they beat Preston North End 4-2 at Deepdale.

Manchester United may have won eight of their last ten home league matches against Norwich.

But, Norwich did win 2-1 the last time they faced at Old Trafford in December 2015.

Can the Canaries win consecutive trips to Man United for the first time since August 1989?

Manchester United team news vs Norwich City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 12: Mason Greenwood of Manchester United celebrates after scoring their 4th goal during the UEFA Europa League group L match between Manchester United and AZ at Old Trafford on December 12, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Manchester United’s already thin squad is currently stretched to the limits.

So, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has very limited options.

In goal, David de Gea will continue ahead of Sergio Romero who started last weekend at Wolves.

The Spaniard has kept just three Premier League clean sheets so far this season.

At full-back, Brandon Williams will continue with Luke Shaw out injured; Aaron Wan-Bissaka will start once again on the other side.

At centre-back, Harry Maguire picked up an injury at Molineux and will not be back in time.

So, Victor Lindelöf will be partnered by Phil Jones again with Axel Tuanzebe, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly also injured.

In midfield, there’s still no Scott McTominay or Paul Pogba.

Nemanja Matić though made an impact off the bench on Tuesday so could force his way into the XI.

He’ll join Brazilians Fred and Andreas Pereira in the centre of the park.

Out wide, Mason Greenwood could get the nod over Dan James.

On the other side, Marcus Rashford has now scored or assisted 22 goals this season, his best campaign for goal involvements.

That includes a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win at Carrow Road in October.

He’ll be back on the left with Anthony Martial back after illness.

Angel Gomes, Juan Mata and Tahith Chong will be the attacking options off the bench, that’s how limited their options are.

Nevertheless, will this side be too strong for bottom of the table Norwich?

Norwich City team news vs Manchester United

NORWICH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 24: Teemu Pukki of Norwich City scores his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Chelsea FC at Carrow Road on August 24, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

As for Norwich, given that they have the leakiest defence in the Premier League, they are unlikely to be parking the bus at Old Trafford.

Goalkeeper Tim Krul has conceded the joint-second most goal in the league this season (34) but made the fourth most saves (70).

He was one of eight players left out of the FA Cup match at Preston but will be back in here.

As will the regular defence featuring Max Aarons, Grant Hanley and Christoph Zimmermann.

At left-back, Sam Byram is likely to keep his place ahead of the seemingly out of favour Jamal Lewis.

In midfield, Farke does have options.

In the centre, three Germans Moritz Leitner, Tom Trybull and Marco Stiepermann started at Preston but could all drop out here.

Alex Tettey, Mario Vrančić and Kenny McLean, who started at home to Palace, could all return.

Out-wide, despite his goal at Deepdale, Onel Hernández could also be back amongst the substitutes.

Todd Cantwell will start having scored four goals in his last seven league starts.

On the other side, Emi Buendía has created 19 goalscoring opportunities fore Teemu Pukki this season.

This is the most any player has provided for another in 2019/20.

However, top-scorer Pukki is an injury doubt for this one having gone off on New Years’ Day.

So Adam Idah could keep his place following his hat-trick in the cup last Saturday.

The Republic of Ireland U21 forward became the first teenager to score an FA Cup hat-trick for a Premier League club since 2016.

Will Adam Idah announce himself at the Theatre of Dreams in a famous Norwich win?

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Norwich City

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Norwich City

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Norwich City.

Predicted Norwich City line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Norwich City line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Norwich City line-up vs Manchester United.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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