Norwich City and Manchester United are in dire need of three points each if they hope to salvage their English Premier League seasons. The two sides will be fighting for the points when they meet each other at Carrow Road in Norwich on Saturday, May 7th. Norwich has three games remaining in the season to dig themselves out of the relegation zone while Man United has three games to go to reach their goal of a top-four finish and a spot in next season’s European Champions League. United drew 1-1 at home at Old Trafford last weekend against league winners Leicester City while Norwich dropped three points in London with a 1-0 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Norwich City vs Manchester United – bet365 Soccer Betting Line:
- bet365 currently lists Man United as the favorites at 5/6 with Norwich 7/2 and a draw at 13/5
Norwich City vs Manchester United – Head to Head:
- The two teams met in league play back on December 19th when Norwich pulled off a 2-1 upset at Old Trafford. The last time they met at Carrow Road was in 2014 with United winning 1-0. Norwich has lost four of the past five meetings in all competitions and have been outscored 14-2 in that stretch. Norwich has beaten United just three times in their past 15 attempts. Overall, the two sides have met 60 times in the past with United winning 35, losing 13 and drawing the other 12.
Norwich sits in 19th place in the 20-team league with 31 points from eight victories, seven draws and 20 defeats. They’ve scored 35 times and allowed 61 against. The club has just five wins at home to go along with five draws and seven defeats while scoring 22 times and conceding 27. Norwich has posted four clean sheets at Carrow Road and has also been shut out four times there. Overall, they’ve registered five clean sheets and have failed to score on 14 occasions. The team has just one win in their past six home games along with two draws and three defeats.
Man United enters the weekend in fifth place in the standings with 60 points from 17 wins, nine draws and nine losses. They’ve scored 43 goals and allowed 31 against. United has six wins on the road along with four draws and seven defeats while scoring 19 goals and conceding 23. They have five clean sheets on their travels and have also failed to score five times. Overall, United has shut down the opposition 17 times and have been shut out themselves on 10 occasions. The squad has two victories, a draw and three defeats in their past six away fixtures. United has just two wins in their past 10 road matches and has scored just four times in their past half dozen.
Norwich remains locked in a heated battle with Newcastle and Sunderland to avoid the drop into the second-tier Championship League at the end of the season. They’re a point behind 18th-place Sunderland and two back of 17th-place Newcastle United and the safety zone. They also have a game in hand on Newcastle. Norwich will wrap up the season at home against Watford and then away at Everton. United is four points adrift of fourth-place Manchester City and has a game in hand. They’re also seven back of Arsenal with a game in hand with Man City and Arsenal meeting each other this Sunday. United has a trip to West Ham left and then a home outing with Bournemouth. They also have the FA Cup Final to play on May 21st against Crystal Palace at Wembley.