Tottenham vs Norwich 101 Great Goals prediction: Tottenham 2-1 Norwich
Spurs are now without a win in four Premier League games, meaning José Mourinho’s side have dropped into 8th.
The north London club’s poor form over the Christmas period means they trail 4th-placed Chelsea by 8 points.
Meanwhile, Norwich City remain bottom of the league and six points from safety despite a win over Bournemouth last Saturday.
The Canaries managed to earn a draw against Spurs last month and were unfortunate not take all three points at Carrow Road.
Tottenham vs Norwich betting tips: Who will win?
Tottenham are overwhelming favourites to win this game at 2/5.
A draw is priced at 4/1. And, Norwich can be backed for a crucial, yet surprise win, at 13/2.
In the goal scorer market, four Spurs players (Lucas, Lamela, Son and Parrott) are all considered the most likely in terms of first goal scorer and anytime.
Norwich’s danger man Teemu Pukki can be backed to score the first goal at 13/2 and 7/4 anytime to notch.
Tottenham’s striker issues without Harry Kane are well-known. Perhaps this is a game where Lucas and Son can re-discover their goal scoring form at home.
Premier League preview: Tottenham vs Norwich
Tottenham looked toothless against Watford as they were held to a disappointing goalless draw at Vicarage Road.
With Harry Kane sidelined until at least April, Spurs are without a striker and against both Watford and Liverpool it was very obvious that this is an issue.
Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura can both slot in to replace Kane, but it is clear that both are wasted up front and a true number 9 is required.
Spurs have a week and a half to find an alternative and should be looking to use the money from the sale of Christian Eriksen to replace Kane.
Eriksen looks set to join Inter Milan this month with both clubs reportedly looking to complete a deal this week.
Tottenham will be hoping both Giovani Lo Celso and Gedson Fernandes will be able to fill the void the Dane will leave behind.
Lo Celso has impressed in spells since his arrival, but Mourinho will be hoping for some more consistent performances from the Argentine over the coming weeks.
Spurs need to find some better form and fast with Chelsea now holding an eight-point lead over them and three clubs above them in the race for fourth place.
Norwich remain rock bottom
The Canaries managed to claim a crucial three points on the weekend by defeating fellow strugglers Bournemouth 1-0.
Teemu Pukki got his name back on the scoresheet as he netted his 10th league goal this season.
The win saw them close the gap on 19th-placed Bournemouth to three points and moved them to within six of safety.
Daniel Farke will be hoping to produce a similar performance which saw them claim a point against Spurs last month.
Tottenham team news vs Norwich
Tanguy Ndombele has returned to training for Spurs following a hip injury.
Hugo Lloris is also back in training but is not yet ready to return to action.
Danny Rose is unlikely to feature after he failed to make Spurs’ squad against Watford with Mourinho insisting he is injured.
There have been media reports of a training ground bust-up between Rose and Mourinho.
Ben Davies, Moussa Sissoko and Harry Kane remain sidelined with long-term injuries.
Norwich team news vs Tottenham
Norwich will be without Ben Godfrey after he was shown a red card against Bournemouth.
Emiliano Buendia has also been ruled out through injury (quad). Mario Vrancic (chin) and Ralf Fährmann (knee) are also sidelined.
Timm Klose remains sidelined with a long-term knee injury.
Tottenham predicted line-up vs Norwich
Norwich predicted line-up vs Tottenham
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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Premier League table:
|2||Manchester City FC||38||26||3||9||102||35||67||81|
|3||Manchester United FC||38||18||12||8||66||36||30||66|
|5||Leicester City FC||38||18||8||12||67||41||26||62|
|6||Tottenham Hotspur FC||38||16||11||11||61||47||14||59|
|7||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||38||15||14||9||51||40||11||59|
|9||Sheffield United FC||38||14||12||12||39||39||0||54|
|13||Newcastle United FC||38||11||11||16||38||58||-20||44|
|14||Crystal Palace FC||38||11||10||17||31||50||-19||43|
|15||Brighton & Hove Albion FC||38||9||14||15||39||54||-15||41|
|16||West Ham United FC||38||10||9||19||49||62||-13||39|
|17||Aston Villa FC||38||9||8||21||41||67||-26||35|
|20||Norwich City FC||38||5||6||27||26||75||-49||21|