Southampton vs Norwich City betting tips: Premier League match preview and predictions

Southampton vs Norwich prediction: Southampton 1-2 Norwich

Another huge relegation six-pointer in the Premier League.

Southampton claimed a long-awaited home win at the weekend.

Can they win back to back games at St Mary’s for the first time since March?

Norwich too are in decent form though and will travel down to the South Coast in confident mood.

Can either get a massive win in Hampshire?

Highlights of Southampton 2-1 Watford

Highlights of Norwich City 2-2 Arsenal

Southampton vs Norwich City: Who will win?

Hosts Southampton are actually odds on favourites to win this one at 3/4.

Norwich meanwhile are 10/3 to make it back to back away wins.

A draw is 29/10.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/7.

Both teams to score is 8/15.

Norwich to win and both teams to score is 6/1.

James Ward-Prowse

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 30: James Ward-Prowse of Southampton scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium on January 30, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Danny Ings has been in good form for Southampton this season. He is 11/4 to open the scoring and odds on at 5/6 to score anytime.

James Ward-Prowse has also been amongst the goals in recent matches. He is 6/1 to score first and 21/10 to add to his tally.

Teemu Pukki ended his own goal draught at the weekend. The Finn is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 7/5 to net again.

Todd Cantwell was also amongst the goals at the weekend. He is 9/1 to score first and 10/3 to score anytime.

Both Ward-Prowse and Ings to score is 5/1.

Both Shane Long and Ings to score is 4/1.

Both Cantwell and Pukki to score is 10/1.

Both Kenny McLean and Pukki to score is 20/1.

Southampton vs Norwich City: Match preview

Shane Long

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 12: Shane Long of Southampton celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton FC at The King Power Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

What a massive win for Southampton.

On Sunday, just like in this game, they hosted a side who also find themselves in the bottom three, Watford.

However, things certainly were not going to plan at half time as the Hornets took the lead.

But, with just 12 minutes to go Moussa Djenepo’s cross found Danny Ings who bundled in an equaliser.

From that point onwards, it felt like there was only one winner.

Thus, not long after, the goal duly arrived when James Ward-Prowse’s magnificent free-kick won Saints the game.

Relief around St Mary’s.

That was Southampton’s first home victory since April and only their 11th in 53 home league matches.

They remain in the bottom three but are 18th and just two points from safety.

Can they now make it back to back home wins?

Can Norwich claim a vital victory?

Championship betting tips

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Teemu Pukki of Norwich City celebrates with the Sky Bet Championship trophy during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Norwich City at Villa Park on May 5, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

Norwich meanwhile will fancy their chances of leaving Hampshire with all three points themselves.

Daniel Farke’s side did not win at the weekend but they probably should have done.

They welcomed Arsenal to Carrow Road and, against the run of play, took the lead through Teemu Pukki after 21 minutes.

Their lead did not last long with Arsenal equalising from the penalty spot just before the half hour mark.

Nevertheless, the Canaries were back in front shortly after when Todd Cantwell found the bottom corner in first half stoppage time.

But, once again Arsenal equalised, this time from a corner 12 minutes after the interval.

After that though, it was all Norwich.

Kenny McLean and, on two occasions, Max Aarons went very close to sealing all three points for the Championship Champions.

But, 2-2 it finished and, overall, a good point for them especially given that they won 2-0 at Goodison the weekend before.

They are one point and one place below Southampton but will most certainly head to St Mary’s full of belief.

Can they make it back to back away wins and, potentially, climb out of the drop zone?

Southampton team news vs Norwich City

CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 08: Ralph Hasenhüttl, Manager of Southampton acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Southampton FC at Cardiff City Stadium on December 8, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Given that they’ve won four points from their last two games, Ralph Hasenhüttl is unlikely to change much.

Alex McCarthy will continue in goal; he appears to be first-choice now ahead of Angus Gunn.

In defence, Jannik Vestergaard missed the Watford game through illness.

However, the Dane should be back and is expected to displace Jack Stephens.

Cédric Soares, Jan Bednarek and Ryan Bertrand will continue to make up the defence.

Ahead of them, James Ward-Prowse and captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg will continue as the deeper duo in the 4-2-2-2 formation.

Ahead of them, Moussa Djenepo’s assists on Saturday should see him keep his place.

Stuart Armstrong is out with a hamstring injury until next week at least.

So Nathan Redmond is likely to start with Sofiane Boufal once again left on the bench.

Up front, Danny Ings has become the figurehead of this side.

His importance to this team can not be underestimated as he has scored seven of their 15 goals, the highest % of any player in the Premier League.

Michael Obafemi is likely to be his strike partner once again with Shane Long left in reserve.

Can this team claim a massive win?

Norwich City team news vs Southampton

NORWICH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 03: Norwich City Manager Daniel Farke during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Norwich City and Toulouse at Carrow Road on August 03, 2019 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

As for the visitors, their injury list has shrunk in recent weeks so it is no surprise that results have therefore improved.

One, almost, ever-present has been Tim Krul in goal.

He’s made the fourth most saves in the Premier League (51) although only two goalkeepers have let in more goals than him.

In defence, since Christoph Zimmermann returned from injury they have not lost.

His centre-back partner, Ben Godfrey, ranks second in the league for blocks with 21.

Max Aarons, who was fantastic against Arsenal on Sunday, will continue at right-back.

He is one of just three Norwich outfielders to have played 1,080 minutes or over in the league so far.

There will be a change on the other side though.

Jamal Lewis, who is back from a knee problem, is expected to come back in for Sam Byram.

In midfield, Alexander Tettey and Josip Drmić are both unavailable.

Tom Trybull and Kenny McLean will keep their places but Mario Vrančić is likely to come in for Ibrahim Amadou.

Onel Hernández will start on one wing, chosen ahead of Emi Buendía.

Todd Cantwell will be on the other, looking to continue his fine form.

He has now scored in back-to-back Premier League games having only scored two goals in his previous 25 appearances.

Teemu Pukki was also amongst the goals on Sunday.

That ended the Finn’s 773 minute wait for a Premier League goals in which time he’d had 18 shots.

Can he fire the Canaries to a vital away win on the South Coast?

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Norwich City

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Norwich City

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Norwich City.

Predicted Norwich City line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Norwich City line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Norwich City line-up vs Southampton.

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The latest tweets from Southampton pre Norwich City

The latest tweets from Norwich City pre Southampton

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

Premier League table:

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1Liverpool FC16151040142646
2Leicester City16122239102938
3Manchester City16102444192532
4Chelsea FC169253124729
5Manchester United166642519624
6Wolverhampton Wanderers165922319424
7Tottenham Hotspur166553023723
8Sheffield United165741916322
9Arsenal FC165742424022
10Crystal Palace166461418-422
11Newcastle United166461723-622
12Brighton & Hove Albion165472024-419
13Burnley FC165382129-818
14Everton FC165291928-917
15AFC Bournemouth164481824-616
16West Ham United164481828-1016
17Aston Villa164392328-515
18Southampton FC164391835-1715
19Norwich City1632111734-1711
20Watford FC16169930-219
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