Norwich vs Crystal Palace betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Norwich vs Crystal Palace prediction: Norwich 0-1 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have already beaten Norwich in the league this season and will be confident of doing the double over the Premier League’s bottom side.

Norwich will have taken some confidence from their spirited performance against Spurs.

Crystal Palace begin the new year inside the top half of the table, having only lost one of their last seven matches.

This fixture is typically a low-scoring one. There have been just 10 goals scored in the sides’ last six meetings in all competitions.

Norwich vs Crystal Palace: Who will win?

Despite the fact that they have failed to win any of their last seven Premier League matches at Carrow Road, Norwich are slight favourites to win the match at 29/20. A Crystal Palace victory is priced at 15/8 while the draw is priced at 12/5.

Palace’s last five away matches in the league have featured fewer than three goals. Bet on under 2.5 goals at 10/11.

Jordan Ayew is expected to lead the Palace attack on Wednesday. Ayew is 7/1 to open the scoring and 9/4 to score anytime.

Norwich vs Crystal Palace Premier League match preview

Struggling Norwich host Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on New Year’s Day.

Crystal Palace remain ninth following their 1-1 draw at Southampton on Saturday. James Tomkins opened the scoring before Danny Ings equalised for the home side. Palace will feel hard done by having had a Wilfried Zaha goal harshly disallowed by VAR.

VAR took centre stage in Norwich’s 2-2 draw at home to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side. Mario Vrancic opened the scoring for Norwich before Teemu Pukki looked to have doubled the lead, but the goal was ruled out by an outrageous VAR decision, one which likely cost Norwich two points.

Christian Eriksen equalised in the second half before a Serge Aurier own goal restored Norwich’s advantage. Norwich ultimately had to share the spoils as Harry Kane struck late from the penalty spot to level the scores.

Daniel Farke’s side are six points from safety, which is by no means a death sentence at this stage of the season. Home matches such as these, however, are beginning to become “must-win” matches.

Norwich have won just two of their 10 matches at home this season. Only Southampton have conceded more goals at home (25) than Norwich (24). Palace, meanwhile, have won three and drawn three of their 10 matches on the road.

Palace were 2-0 winners when the sides met in the reverse fixture at Selhurst Park in September. Luka Milivojevic opened the scoring from the penalty spot. The points were secured in second-half stoppage time when Andros Townsend doubled the Eagles’ lead.

Wednesday’s match will be the 12th Premier League meeting between these two sides. Palace will be aiming for a fourth consecutive win over Norwich in the competition.. Their last top-flight defeat to the Canaries came in November 2013.

Norwich team news vs Crystal Palace

Daniel Farke is unlikely to make too many changes following the draw against Spurs.

Josip Drmic is out for a couple more weeks with a muscle injury. Defender Ben Godfrey will be sidelined until February after picking up a knee injury.

Back-up goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann has a muscle injury while Timm Klose is out with a long-term knee injury.

Sam Byram could come in at left-back, while Tom Trybull, Kenny McClean and Todd Cantwell will be pushing for starts after their substitute appearances on Saturday.

Crystal Palace team news vs Norwich

Roy Hodgson could be without as many as seven first-team players on New Year’s Day

Andros Townsend, Jeffrey Schlupp, Gary Cahill and Joel Ward are all sidelined until at least late January.

Scott Dann, Christian Benteke and Patrick van Aanholt will also miss out through injury.

Kouyate is expected to return to the starting eleven. Jairo Riedewald should continue at left-back, while right-back Martin Kelly is expected to be available after picking up a slight knock against Southampton.

There will be some tired legs in the Palace camp. Hodgson only made one substitution in the match at St. Mary’s. Cheikhou Kouyate was a late replacement for Max Meyer, while Connor Wickham and Victor Camarasa were among the unused substitutes.

Norwich predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Norwich XI vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Norwich XI vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Norwich

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Norwich

Predicted Crystal Palace 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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