Norwich City vs Liverpool betting tips
This article covers Norwich City vs Liverpool betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.
o – Norwich City win 8/1
o – Draw 19/4
o – Liverpool win 3/10
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Norwich City vs Liverpool: Match details
Match: Norwich City vs Liverpool
Competition: Premier League
Date: August 14, 2021
Kick-off time: 5:30 pm, August 14, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Carrow Road
Betting prediction: Norwich City 0-5 Liverpool
Norwich City welcome Liverpool to Carrow Road on Saturday for this Premier League match.
This is Norwich’s first game back in the Premier League after a year in the Championship, following their relegation in 2019/20. Coincidentally, that season also opened with the Canaries facing Liverpool on opening day, albeit at Anfield.
The Reds have a dominant record at Carrow Road, with 7 wins from their 9 Premier League visits, and are unbeaten here in their last 8 trips. Liverpool are currently on a 14-game unbeaten run in this head-to-head, with their last defeat coming at Anfield in 1994.
Norwich City vs Liverpool: Recommended bets
101 Great Goals’ prediction of Norwich 0-5 Liverpool is available at odds of 28-1
0-1 Norwich win. The first-ever Premier League match between these sides ended in a 1-0 Norwich win. It remains Norwich’s only home victory over Liverpool in the Premier League era. A repeat of this score on Saturday is available at odds of 25/1.
1-1 draw. Norwich last took a point from Liverpool with a 1-1 draw at Anfield in 2015. Odds of 11/1 are available if you see this match finishing with the same result.
0-1 Liverpool win. Liverpool’s last visit to Carrow Road back in 2020 ended in a 0-1 away win. You can back them at 9/1 for the same scoreline here on Saturday.
Over 2.5 goals. Norwich vs Liverpool in the Premier League era has historically been a high scoring game, with 7 of the last 8 matches in this head-to-head having ended with over 2.5 goals. You can back another high scoring game on Saturday, with odds of 1/2 on for over 2.5 goals.
Sadio Mané Goalscorer. By his own admission, Sadio Mané had a poor season last time out for the Reds. However, he has come back this summer looking red hot, and banged in 3 goals in pre-season. The Senegal international is 9/2 to score the game’s opener on Saturday. Or you can back Mané (pictured above) at 11/10 to bag a goal at any time during the game against Norwich.
Norwich City vs Liverpool: What are the betting odds?
Given their disrupted pre-season due to a COVID outbreak, it feels like Norwich may need a miracle to start their campaign off with a win here. This is reflected in their odds of 8/1 for a home victory on Saturday evening.
Liverpool have won on each of their last 6 visits to Carrow Road. Odds of 3/10 on for another away victory here make them massive favourites.
Odds of 19/4 are available if you see Norwich and Liverpool cancelling each other out in Saturday’s late kick-off in the Premier League.
Norwich City vs Liverpool – recent form and head to head statistics
Norwich City vs Liverpool: Match preview
If you were to compile a list of ‘Premier League Classics’ over the past 28 seasons, there are a number of matches from this head-to-head that would be in contention. Sadly for Norwich, they were on the losing side in all of them.
A hat-trick of world-class strikes from Luis Suarez (pictured above) in 2012, including a lob from near the halfway line to cap it off. The 2-5 hammering a few months later, as Suarez bagged another 3 goals and an assist. The 5-0 rout at the start of 2013. El Pistolero bagging 4 goals and an assist against his favourite opponent later that same year.
In the Jurgen Klopp era, we also have the 4-1 win to start their league-winning campaign back in 2019. However, perhaps the best of the bunch was Liverpool’s come-from-behind victory in 2016.
The Reds found themselves 3-1 down with the hour-mark approaching in the game. Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino, and James Milner goals put them ahead going into injury time. However, with 92 minutes on the clock, Sébastien Bassong scored to seemingly ruin the party. The drama wasn’t done, though, as Adam Lallana netted in the 95th minute in stunning fashion. The shirt came off. The yellow card came out. Klopp loses his glasses in the ensuing pile-on.
A smattering of 1-0 wins and 1-1 draws through the years interrupt a list almost entirely compiled of high-scoring, high-drama and highly entertaining games involving these two sides. This game looks set to be no different.
Sadly for the Canaries, most predictions are for them to be on the wrong end of a battering once again. Their pre-season has been wrecked by injuries and a COVID-19 outbreak. They could only name 6 players on the bench for their final pre-season match – a 3-0 defeat against Newcastle – and only 3 of those subs made it onto the pitch.
Norwich City Spent Big This Summer
Daniel Farke has invested heavily in his squad to make sure Norwich’s return to the Premier League doesn’t go the same way as their last, when the Canaries suffered relegation back to the Championship.
Milot Rashica became the club’s record signing in the summer. The right-winger joined from Bundesliga side Werder Bremen for £9.90m. Greek winger Christos Tzolis, American forward Josh Sargent, Burnley central defender Ben Gibson, Greek left-back Dimitrios Giannoulis, French midfielder Pierre Lees Melou and Angus Gunn – the son of Norwich legend Bryan Gunn – have all too joined in big-money moves, to bring their total spending up to £55m. Despite such an unprecedented outlay, it is actually loan-signing Billy Gilmour that Norwich fans seem most excited about.
However, with such a high turnover of players, coupled with the aforementioned COVID outbreak, it could take time for these players to gel and attune themselves to a new coach, league and country. With Liverpool fired up and ready to put behind them the injury nightmare of last season, expect Norwich to get rolled over here on Saturday.
Norwich City team news vs Liverpool
The Canaries could have as many as 12 players who are not ready to start this match, if their final pre-season friendly is anything to go by.
Sam Byram is still rehabbing a thigh injury he suffered last season. No return date has been provided as of yet for first-team contention.
Todd Cantwell damaged some ankle ligaments in pre-season. A scan suggests the strain isn’t too serious, but could be enough to see him miss out on the club’s opening day.
Lukas Rupp was involved in the final pre-season friendly against Newcastle, managing over an hour. However, his ankle was bothering him, leaving doubt surrounding whether the German will be fit to be involved on Saturday.
Kenny McLean replaced Rupp for the final 28-minutes of the match. However, after 12 weeks out he too is struggling for fitness, and has a minor back complaint to manage.
Teemu Pukki and Jacob Sorensen both also played the final half-hour against Newcastle. However, having missed a lot of training and warm-up matches due to COVID-19, they are unlikely to be ready to start games at the moment.
Milot Rashica, Grant Hanley, Onel Hernandez, Jordan Hugill, Bali Mumba and Przemyslaw Placheta all sat out the 3-0 defeat to the Geordies due to their respective isolation periods following a positive COVID-19 test. Similar to Pukki and Sorensen, it is unlikely that any will be ready to start the match after such limited involvement in pre-season.
Liverpool team news vs Norwich City
In contrast, despite a horror show of injuries last season, Liverpool have relatively few problems at the start of this campaign.
Andrew Robertson is the only long-term problem at the club. There were concerns that the Scot had ruptured ankle ligaments or even broken his ankle after an ugly-looking fall in pre-season. However, scans showed the damage was nowhere near as bad as first feared, and he could even return before the international break. Konstantinos Tsimikas will replace Robertson to make his full league debut at the weekend, after managing just 6 Premier League minutes last season.
Curtis Jones suffered a slight concussion against Osasuna on Monday. Therefore, as a result of concussion protocols, he will be unavailable for this match.
Jordan Henderson has only managed brief cameos so far in pre-season, after arriving back late due to his involvement with the England squad at Euro 2020. It is unlikely that he is ready to start matches at this point, but could be an option from the bench.
Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all suffered season-ending injuries last time out. Jurgen Klopp confirmed in his pre-match press conference that all 3 are available for this game. Given that Matip has been the only one to manage 90 minutes in pre-season, it is likely that he gets the nod to start next to the debuting Ibou Konaté.
Predicted Norwich City line-up vs Liverpool
Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Norwich City
Norwich City vs Liverpool – Official videos
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What time is kick off between Norwich City vs Liverpool?
5:30 pm on Saturday Aug 14, 2021 (UK Time)
What are the betting odds for Norwich City vs Liverpool?
Norwich City win 8/1 | Draw 19/4 | Liverpool win 3/10
What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Norwich City vs Liverpool?
101 Great Goals predicts: Norwich City 0-5 Liverpool