Match: Norwich vs Bournemouth
League: English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Carrow Road.
Norwich vs Bournemouth: Both teams are located at the bottom of the classification, and it is enough to say that the points are urgent. As the league enters its second half, these teams will do everything possible to turn this match into a victory. It is a perfect opportunity for many goals.
Bournemouth won two of the first three games.
Three of the last four games have seen local teams win.
Five of the previous seven games had goals from both teams.
On this site, Bournemouth has not yet recorded a victory in the 21st century.
Norwich started the season on a positive note, but his form and enthusiasm have diminished since then. From now on, they are placed last on the table and look desperately at the descent.
It hurts fans who got a promotion last summer, and an immediate return to the championship would be overwhelming. To avoid such a destination, the team will do everything possible to at least finish 17th at the end of the 38th day.
Norwich toured the last week of the game and faced Manchester United. As expected, the team lost by a large margin. In the end, with the help of a Marcus Rashford splint, the Devils achieved a 4-0 victory.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth was at home and was always defeated 0-3 by Watford, who was one of the worst teams in the league at one time of the season.
As it is this weekend, it is a meeting between teams 19 and 20 classified in the competition. The second half of the league campaign has begun, and if one of the teams wants to avoid relegation, they should start playing now.
Given the level of competition that the Premier League could offer, any of the groups of players would not get an easier opponent in the short term. And, of course, both teams will want to make the most of this scenario.
We can probably expect to attack football from the beginning, because a draw or a single point does not make much sense for both teams.
As one or the other will be much more focused on the offensive, defensive errors are expected in abundance, which will easily lead to many goals.
In addition, Norwich conceded the most goals of any team in the competition, while Bournemouth has scored nine goals in his last three games.
Norwich has not kept a single clean sheet at home throughout the season, while his counterparts have conceded two or more times in four of his last six away games.
Finally, five of the seven previous h2h matches had goals for both teams, and at this point, regardless of a meeting in 2000, every h2h meeting in the last two decades has had goals for both teams.
Given these results, it is assumed that the next game will be a high score game. As such, supporting BTTS and O2.5 goal options makes sense this weekend.