Norwich City is running out of time if they hope to avoid relegation at the end of the current English Premier League season. They’re currently in the drop zone and have just two matches remaining in the schedule. Their contest at home at Carrow Road against Watford this Wednesday, May 11th is of utmost importance if they hope to play in the top tier for at least one more year. They dropped three vital points at home against Manchester United in a 1-0 loss last weekend and can’t afford to lose any more points. Meanwhile, Watford was beaten 2-0 on the road to Liverpool and is destined to end the campaign as a mid-table team.
Bet on Norwich City vs Watford – Pinnacle Sports Soccer Betting Line:
- Pinnacle Sports currently lists Norwich as the favorites at -122 with Watford +376 and a draw at +285
Norwich City vs Watford – Head to Head:
- The two teams met in league play back on December 5 with Watford winning 2-0 at home at Vicarage Road. Overall, the two sides have met 98 times in the past with Norwich winning 41 losing 27 and drawing the other 30. Both clubs were in the second-tier Championship League last season and Norwich City won both at home and away by a score of 3-0. Norwich has won just eight of the last 23meetings.
Norwich currently occupies 19th place in the 20-team league with 31 points from eight victories, seven draws and 21 defeats. They’ve scored 35 times and allowed 62 against. The club has just five wins at home to go along with five draws and eight defeats while scoring 22 times and conceding 28. Norwich has posted four clean sheets at Carrow Road and has also been shut out five times there. Overall, they’ve registered five clean sheets and have failed to score on 15 occasions. The team has just one win in their past seven home games along with two draws and three defeats.
Watford owns 13th place in the table with 44 points from 12 wins, eight draws and 16 losses. They’ve scored 36 goals and allowed 44 against. The team has six wins away from home along with three draws and nine defeats while scoring 18 times and conceding 27. Watford has three clean sheets on the road this season and 11 overall and has been shut out 14 times overall with seven of them coming in away contests. The club has a pair of wins and four losses in their past half dozen road fixtures.
Norwich enters the match three points behind 18th-place Newcastle United and four back of 17th-place Sunderland and also have a game in hand on Newcastle. However, Norwich doesn’t control their own destiny even if they win their last two outings as they’ll be relegated with Newcastle if Sunderland can beat Everton the same day. If Sunderland should happen to lose they’ll be facing Watford in their season finale while Norwich heads to Liverpool for an away encounter with Everton.