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Norwich vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

This article provides match previews & predictions as well as betting odds for Norwich City vs Leicester City in Premier League on August 28, 2021
Norwich vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Norwich vs Leicester City betting tips

This article covers Norwich vs Leicester City betting tips and predictions. These are the betting odds:

o – Norwich 3.5/1

o – Draw 2.5/1

o – Leicester City 0.85/1

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

 

Norwich vs Leicester City: Match details

Match: Norwich vs Leicester City

Competition: Premier League

Date: August 28, 2021

Kick-off time: 3:00 pm, August 28, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Carrow Road

Norwich vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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)

 

Betting prediction: Norwich 0-2 Leicester City

Norwich City and Leicester City head into their Saturday afternoon clash on the back of opposite fortunes. Norwich temporarily put their poor start to their Premier League campaign on hold when they bettered Bournemouth 6-0 in the second round of the Carabao Cup, while Leicester was left licking their wounds after being smashed 4-1 by David Moyes’ West Ham.

Despite that, Leicester should still run out winners here, given Norwich’s abysmal start to life after climbing back up into the Premier League. The Canaries have surrendered eight goals while failing to find the back of the net, so it is hard to see where a result could come from at Carrow Road, though anything remains possible. Leicester has the key attacking trio of Jamie Vardy, James Maddison, and Harvey Barnes all fit and available, as well as the Youri Tielemans-Wilfred Ndidi duopoly, so I’d expect Leicester to run out winners here.

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Result/Both Teams to Score: Leicester/No (2.5/1 odds)

A relatively safe bet regarding the potential returns, but the data supports a decent likelihood of this transpiring. Norwich hardly looked all too threatening against either Liverpool or Manchester City (unsurprisingly), and will likely carve out more chances against a weakened Foxes backline, but still have a lot to prove in the Premier League. Leicester should really be winning here, and an added clean sheet would not be a shock.

To Score First: Jamie Vardy (4.5/1 odds)

A bit of a gamble considering the number of players Leicester has in their potential XI that can find a goal, but Jamie Vardy coming up against the likely center-back pair of Ben Gibson and Grant Hanley has field day written all over it if the England international is in the mood. He’s already opened his account this season, but was kept quiet against West Ham last weekend, so this could be the perfect time for Vardy to get back on track and in the goalscoring column.

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Norwich vs Leicester City: Match preview

The case for the kids at Carrow Road

No one expected Norwich to find a result against either Liverpool or Manchester City to open their Premier League campaign. And things do not get any easier for Daniel Farke’s Canaries after they clash with Leicester City, only to come up against Arsenal and Everton in two of their next three league fixtures.

To continue further, many do not expect the Canaries to escape the drop, but the club does deserve credit for the way they conducted themselves during the summer transfer window. So, with that in mind, why not use it? There is scope to back a decision by Farke to transition to some of the youngsters that were brought into the club this summer, particularly Josh Sargent and Christos Tzolis, both of whom shone in their 6-0 thrashing of Bournemouth.

Both summer signings bagged a brace, and though it may have been against Bournemouth, Norwich looked far more threatening than with Teemu Pukki leading the line. When there are few expectations surrounding your chances of avoiding the drop, sometimes shaking things up can provide an unexpected boon. In this light, Farke could do far worse than giving the kids a chance this weekend.

Leicester are in no need of panic after loss to West Ham

Losing 4-1 early doors in a new league campaign is hardly what anyone wants to see. In Leicester’s case, a defeat to West Ham, a club that is in the running to challenge you for the European places once again, was anything but the result Brendan Rodgers would have wanted.

And yet, there is no need to panic at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes are in the midst of an early-season injury crisis which is hardly ideal, and at the moment cannot count upon at least four first-choice players that are sidelined on the treatment table. Results are clearly going to suffer because of it, but there is still cause for optimism.

Leicester once again expertly navigated the summer transfer market when they netted Patson Daka, Boubakary Soumaré, and Jannick Vestergaard for a combined £57 million. Three new pieces through the spine of the team were good planning on the Foxes’ end, and that additional depth will likely come in handy during the course of the season, leaving them better prepared to deal with injury concerns while offering options across vital parts of the team when certain players are under-performing. A quick turnaround of fortunes should be on display at the weekend, and the ability to bounce back immediately after a difficult defeat is so often the defining factor for a club striving to finish above mid-table. There is no need to panic at the minute, but Leicester certainly need to bag all three points before a second date with Manchester City this season next weekend.


 

Norwich team news vs Leicester City

Daniel Farke will thankfully not have too many selection headaches, as he aims to guide Norwich out of the doldrums in the opening exchanges of the 2021-22 campaign.

As it stands, only Sam Byram and Przemyslaw Placheta are unavailable for selection, but the bigger question to be levied is whether or not Farke will ring in the changes to shake things up.

Norwich is off the back of a 6-0 drubbing of Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup in midweek, and quite a handful of the performers on the day may be given a chance at Carrow Road tomorrow.

Leicester City team news vs Norwich

Brendan Rodgers already has an injury crisis on his hands at Leicester City this season, and the Foxes are tasked with bouncing back from a 4-1 humbling by West Ham last weekend.

Wesley Fofana, James Justin, Nampalys Mendy, Jonny Evans, and Jannick Vestergaard are all unavailable for selection through injury, while Ayoze Pérez begins his suspension.

Both Timothy Castagne and Ryan Bertrand are back and available, but apart from that full-back decision, the rest of the Leicester City XI should be self-explanatory.


 

 

Predicted Norwich line-up vs Leicester City

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Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Norwich

Norwich vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

Norwich vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between Norwich vs Leicester City?

14:00, Saturday 28 August 2021

What are the betting odds for Norwich vs Leicester City?

Norwich: 3.5/1
Draw: 2.5/1
Leicester City: 0.85/1

What is the prediction for Norwich vs Leicester City?

Norwich 0-2 Leicester City

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