Norwich vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Norwich vs Arsenal prediction: Norwich 2-2 Arsenal

Arsenal are without a win in their last seven matches in all competitions – their worst run of form since 1992.

That run, coupled with some horrendous attendances at the Emirates saw Unai Emery sacked. Freddie Ljungberg is in charge for this one.

Norwich head into the game on the back of last weekend’s impressive win at Everton.

Norwich vs Arsenal: Who will win?

Despite their poor run of form, Arsenal are 4/5 favourites to win on Sunday while a Norwich win is priced at 3/1. The draw can be backed at 3/1 as well.

Arsenal have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five matches on the road. Back both teams to score at 4/9.

Teemu Pukki scored three goals in the recent international break, but he hasn’t scored for Norwich since 14 September. He’ll be hoping to get back on the scoresheet against the Gunners. Pukki is 11/2 to open the scoring and 13/10 to score anytime.

Norwich vs Arsenal Premier League match preview

Norwich host a struggling Arsenal side at Carrow Road on Sunday.

Arsenal lost 2-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night, extending their winless run to seven matches.

After Arsenal missed a bunch of chances, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time. Both sides looked completely different in the second half. Arsenal were bullied off the park and conceded two goals scored by Daichi Kamada. The Gunners remain top of Group F heading into the final group match.

That match was the final straw for Unai Emery. And, the hope is that Ljungberg can inspire a revival at Arsenal.

Chelsea’s surprise defeat to West Ham has opened up one of the Champions League places and Arsenal are amongst the teams that could take advantage.

Last weekend, Unai Emery’s side slipped even further down the table into 8th, following their 2-2 home draw with Southampton. Arsenal twice went behind and twice drew level through Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal have only won one of their six matches on the road this season. Only four teams have picked up fewer away points (5) than them.

Can Norwich boost their survival hopes?

Norwich’s seven-match winless run came to an end last weekend as they beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park. Second-half goals from Todd Cantwell and substitute Dennis Srbeny sealed the three points. Norwich moved up the table but they still remain inside the relegation zone on 10 points, three away from safety.

Norwich’s home form has been particularly poor. The Canaries have picked up just six points at home this season – the third-lowest in the league.

Sunday’s game will be the 17th Premier League meeting between the two sides. Arsenal have won exactly half of their previous Premier League matches against Norwich, drawing six and losing two. The Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw on their last league visit to Carrow Road in November 2015. Mesut Ozil and Lewis Grabban were on the scoresheet that day.

Norwich team news vs Arsenal

Jamal Lewis remains sidelined with a knee injury he picked up on international duty.

Todd Cantwell will be hoping to recover from an ankle injury and faces a late fitness test.

Josip Drmic is out for eight weeks after picking up a serious muscle last time out.

Grant Hanley has a groin problem that will keep him out until December.

Timm Klose has a long-term knee injury and may miss the rest of the campaign.

Daniel Farke will want to make as few changes as possible from last weekend’s away win. Marco Stiepermann and Dennis Srbeny are potential options if Farke does decide to switch things up a little. Srbeny came off the bench against Everton in second-half stoppage time and scored one minute later.

Arsenal team news vs Norwich

Unai Emery fielded five at the back in five of Arsenal’s last six matches. That clearly hasn’t been working.

It seems likely that Ljungberg will go with a back four, partly due to Emery’s tinkering of late and also as the Swede played for so many years at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger with a back four.

Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe were unused substitutes against Frankfurt and should come straight into the starting eleven.

Arsenal lost two defenders to injury on Thursday night. David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi both came off injured and will be doubtful for the weekend. Mustafi has not featured in the Premier League this season so it’s safe to assume he wouldn’t have featured anyway.

Rob Holding is another injury concern in defence. He picked up a knee injury at Leicester and could miss out again.

Granit Xhaka comes back into contention after making his comeback in midweek. He had missed the previous five matches following his controversial substitution and the subsequent row with supporters in the home draw to Crystal Palace, which led him being stripped of the captaincy.

Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi should return to the starting line up after being named on the bench on Thursday.

After being used in an attacking midfield position under Emery, surely Torreira will be used as a defensive midfielder by Ljungberg.

Sead Kolasinac picked up a hamstring injury while on international duty and is a doubt for Sunday, so Kieran Tierney could continue at left-back.

Dani Ceballos is also out with a hamstring injury and aiming to return to full training in mid-December.

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Predicted Norwich XI vs Arsenal

Predicted Norwich XI vs Arsenal

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Predicted Arsenal XI vs Norwich

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Norwich

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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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