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Norwich vs Leicester prediction: Norwich 0-2 Leicester

Leicester have looked out of sorts for a while now, failing to win five of their last six in the league.

Friday’s game provides the perfect opportunity for Brendan Rodgers’ side to get their league form back on track.

Norwich have won just one of their last 14 Premier League matches and look all but destined for the Championship next season.

Norwich vs Leicester: Who will win?

Leicester are 8/11 favourites to win the match while a Norwich win is priced at 7/2. The draw can be backed at 11/4.

Norwich haven’t scored in any of their last three. Back a Leicester clean sheet at 7/4.

Jamie Vardy has now failed to score in his last nine appearances but will fancy his chances against the league’s whipping boys. Vardy is 13/5 to open the scoring and 4/6 to score anytime.

Norwich vs Leicester Premier League match preview

Bottom side Norwich host Leicester City at Carrow Road on Friday night.It was another hapless display from Norwich on Sunday as they suffered a 3-0 defeat at Wolves.

The only consolation for the Canaries is that the gap between them and safety – 7 points – did not widen.

Daniel Farke’s side have won four matches all season and are on 18 points from 27 played.

Unsurprisingly, Norwich have the worst home record in the league with 12 points from 13 matches. To their credit, Norwich’s last home match saw them put in a valiant performance against league leaders Liverpool, though they eventually lost 1-0.

Prior to that, Norwich won one and drew two of the previous three matches at Carrow Road.

Can Leicester pick up form for the run in?

Leicester suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at home to Manchester City on Saturday. The Foxes have failed to win any of their last four in all competitions.

Despite their poor run of form, Leicester remain comfortably inside the top four – nine points above Manchester United. While second place is looking unlikely at this stage, they look certain to be in the Champions League next season.

Only Liverpool and Manchester City have picked up more points away from home than Leicester’s 23. Leicester also boast the second-best away defensive record. Leicester’s last away match was a 0-0 draw at Wolves.

Friday’s clash will be the sixth Premier League meeting between the sides. Norwich held Leicester to a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium in December’s reverse fixture.

Teemu Pukki opened the scoring for the visitors before a Tim Krul own goal put Leicester on level terms. Norwich’s only Premier League win over Leicester came in 1994.

Norwich team news vs Leicester

Defenders Timm Klose and Sam Byram are sidelined, as is Onel Hernandez.

Christoph Zimmermann remains a doubt for Norwich, so Ben Godfrey and Grant Hanley could continue at centre-back.

Emiliano Buendia is expected to replace Lukas Rupp in the starting eleven.

Josip Drmic and Mario Vrancic may have to settle for a spot on the bench once again.

Leicester team news vs Norwich

Kelechi Iheanacho did not come out for the second half against Manchester City and remains a doubt for this one. Brendan Rodgers may play Jamie Vardy as the lone striker.

Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez should be handed recalls to the starting eleven.

Wilfred Ndidi and Nampalys Mendy both miss out through injury, as does Daniel Amartey.

It’s just as well that Hamza Choudhury returns from suspension. He’ll likely slot into midfield alongside Youri Tielemans.

James Maddison and Ryan Bennett are both in contention to face their former club. Between them they made over 140 league appearances for the Canaries.

Norwich predicted line-up vs Leicester

Predicted Norwich XI vs Leicester

Predicted Norwich XI vs Leicester

Leicester predicted line-up vs Norwich

Predicted Leicester XI vs Norwich

Predicted Leicester XI vs Norwich

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

Highlights: Wolves 3-0 Norwich

Highlights: Leicester 0-1 Manchester City

Premier League table

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2Manchester City28183768313757
3Leicester City29165858283053
4Chelsea FC29146951391248
5Manchester United29129844301445
6Wolverhampton Wanderers29101364134743
7Sheffield United28111073025543
8Tottenham Hotspur29118104740741
9Arsenal FC2891364036440
10Burnley FC29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton FC29107123746-937
13Newcastle United2998122541-1635
14Southampton FC29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove Albion29611123240-829
16West Ham United2976163550-1527
17Watford FC2969142744-1727
18AFC Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich City2956182552-2721
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