Norwich City vs Bournemouth betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Norwich vs Bournemouth prediction: Norwich 2-1 Bournemouth

A huge game at Carrow Road.

The bottom two in the Premier League meet for the fifth time this season; in no campaign has this scenario ever happened more.

However, as over the half the season has now elapsed, this one is massive.

Who will reignite their survival hopes with a victory in Norfolk?

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Norwich City vs Bournemouth: Who will win?

Hosts Norwich are favourites to win this match at 6/5.

Bournemouth meanwhile are 21/10 to get a massive win.

A draw, which isn’t really helpful for anybody, is 5/2.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/11.

Both teams to score is 8/13.

Norwich City to win and over 2.5 goals is 21/10.

Norwich City to win and both teams to score is 11/4.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth celebrates with teammate Ryan Fraser after scoring a penalty for his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and AFC Bournemouth at Craven Cottage on October 27, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Teemu Pukki is Norwich’s top scorer this season. The Finn is 14/5 to open the scoring and 19/20 to add to his tally.

Todd Cantwell meanwhile has been amongst the goals in recent matches. He is 11/2 to score first and 2/1 to score anytime.

Callum Wilson meanwhile will lead the line for the Cherries. He is the same, 11/2 to break the deadlock and 2/1 to score anytime.

Dominic Solanke will start alongside him. He is 8/1 to score first and 3/1 to get his first league goal for the club.

Both Cantwell and Pukki to score is 5/1.

Both Emi Buendía and Ondrej Duda to score is 20/1.

Both Harry Wilson and Callum Wilson to score is 9/1.

Both Lewis Cook and Dan Gosling to score is 125/1.

Norwich City vs Bournemouth: Match preview

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NORWICH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: A view of the stadium ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Brentford at Carrow Road stadium on October 27, 2018 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Norwich’s situation is beginning to look bleak.

Last weekend they were swatted aside by Manchester United, going down 4-0 at Old Trafford.

That means Daniel Farke’s side are now winless in nine league matches, dating all the way back to November 23, 2019.

This, unsurprisingly, means they are bottom of the table but are now eight points from safety.

The Canaries need points and they need them quickly.

Their next six are against Tottenham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Wolves, Leicester and then Sheffield United.

Those will not be easy so surely they must win this one to give themselves any chance.

Nine of their 14 points have been won at home so will they add three to both of those tallies here?

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Detail view of the AFC Bournemouth badge at Dean Court (Photo by Andrew Matthews – PA Images via Getty Images)

As for Bournemouth, their slide down the table has been simply alarming.

On September 20, they won 3-1 at Southampton to go sixth with ten points from six matches.

Since, the Cherries have won only two games out of a possible 16 and those were against Manchester United and Chelsea.

Last weekend, they hosted relegation rivals Watford but were comprehensively beaten 3-0.

A massive blow.

This means they remain in the bottom three for two consecutive weeks having not been there for two years prior.

They may be six points better off than their hosts but Bournemouth have absolutely no form, momentum or confidence.

In their next four, Eddie Howe’s side meet Brighton, Aston Villa, Sheffield United and then Burnley.

But when you’re 19th in the table, every match is a daunting prospect.

Thus, this trip to Norfolk is simply a must win.

Norwich City team news vs Bournemouth

Norwich City’s Max Aarons has a shot on goal during the Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)

Norwich have been one of the busiest clubs in the transfer market so far but, given their current position, this is no great surprise.

Tim Krul will continue in goal despite the fact he’s conceded the most goals in the league so far (38).

Despite this fact, the defence will remain unchanged.

Max Aarons will be at right-back with Sam Bryam keeping his place over Jamal Lewis on the other side.

At centre-back, with Timm Klos and Ben Godfrey both injured, Christoph Zimmermann will continue alongside Grant Hanley.

In midfield is where the new recruits are.

Slovakian international Ondrej Duda has joined on loan from Hertha BSC; he’s an attacking midfielder.

Likewise Lukas Rupp has arrived on a permanent deal from Hoffenheim, he too is an attack-minded midfielder.

However, both are expected to be on the bench.

Mario Vrančić, Alex Tettey and Kenny McLean are likely to continue in midfield.

Moritz Leitner, Tom Trybull, Ibrahim Amadou and Marco Stiepermann are the other options in a congested area of the squad.

Further forward, Emi Buendía and Todd Cantwell will be out-wide.

The latter has six goals in the Premier League so far this season.

However, their main goal threat could be back.

Teemu Pukki missed the trip to Old Trafford but could return after a hamstring injury.

Adam Idah would make way.

Will this side keep Norwich’s slim hopes of survival alive?

Bournemouth team news vs Norwich City

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 03: Nathan Aké of AFC Bournemouth looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on December 3, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

As for Bournemouth, their injury list is not as long as it once way but they are still missing some key components of their side.

In goal, Mark Travers deputised last weekend but usual number one Aaron Ramsdale should be back in for this one after a slight injury described by his manager as ‘bizarre’.

In defence, Jack Stacey, Lloyd Kelly, Chris Mepham and Charlie Daniels are long-term absentees.

Against Watford, weirdly, Nathan Aké returned but at left-back.

However, he’ll move inside here alongside Steve Cook; Adam Smith and Diego Rico will be at full-back with Simon Francis dropping out.

In midfield, David Brooks has not played all season; Arnaut Groeneveld is also injured.

Philip Billing is likely to come into the side, alongside Jefferson Lerma with Dan Gosling joining Lewis Cook and Andrew Surman on the bench.

Out-wide Ryan Fraser and Harry Wilson are likely to keep their place.

Junior Stanislas is back from injury but will only be a substitute.

Up front, with Josh King injured, Callum Wilson will continue to be partnered by Dominic Solanke.

The latter did score in the FA Cup against Luton a fortnight ago but still has not scored in the league since he joined the club for £19 million.

Will this side get a massive win for Bournemouth away at the only side below them in the table?

Predicted Norwich City line-up vs Bournemouth

Predicted Norwich City line-up vs Bournemouth

Predicted Norwich City line-up vs Bournemouth.

Predicted Bournemouth line-up vs Norwich City

Predicted Bournemouth line-up vs Norwich City

Predicted Bournemouth line-up vs Norwich City.

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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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