On Friday evening, from 20pm, Norwich receives Watford‘s visit in the first match of the 12th round of the Premier League.
There are two formations in the relegation zone, for which the points in front of the direct rivals in the basement are extremely important: “We are sure that we will get the victory soon, our game is growing and the players know that the fight for salvation is a long one. ”, Declared Quique Sanchez Flores, the manager of the Londoners, after the failure last stage.
Watford remains the last in the Premier League, after losing the match with Chelsea, on their own field, score 1-2. It was, however, the first failure of “wasps” after three consecutive draws in the championship: 0-0 with Sheffield United and Bournemouth and 1-1 with Tottenham, away.
The program has not been easy for Watford so far, but the Londoners keep a lot to offer as a technique. For example, Deulofeu is the Premier League player who has shot most of the time on goal, among all the footballers who have failed to enter this championship.
The absence of Troy Deeney made its mark on the game provided by Watford, for the Londoners had a style dependent on the achievements of the powerful English attacking peak. His injury sustained the offensive on Vicarage Road, which scored only two goals in the last five official matches.
Even so, we have seen steady progress in the game of “wasps”. Norwich comes after four setbacks in the last five stages, plus a white draw at Bournemouth. After defeating Crystal Palace (0-2), Aston Villa (1-5), Manchester United (1-3) and Brighton (0-2), Daniel Farke’s team became one of the favorites to return to the second leg, where the “canaries” just promoted.
Even with Teemu Pukki dangerous on the counter-attack, Norwich no longer manages to surprise their rivals lately, as they did in their historic victory with Manchester City. Otherwise, the “canary” attack seems increasingly predictable, and Watford has every reason to get a first hit this season. In the last straight match, Norwich won 4-2 at the end of a spectacular game, played in 2016, in the first league.
In fact, the “Canaries” have had three wins in the last four straight duels, but the difference in size has changed substantially since 2015. We count on a favorable result of Watford, a more experienced team and a more valuable team.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1,48