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Premier League preview and odds: Norwich vs. West Bromwich Albion

Published on: 22/10/2015

Premier League preview and odds: Norwich vs. West Bromwich Albion

October 24, 2015 15:00pm – Carrow Road

Premier League

After becoming the first team to lose to Newcastle United last time out, Norwich will be looking for a positive response when they welcome West Brom to Carrow road on Saturday.

Norwich hoping to ease Toon pain

Norwich fans will argue that the 6-2 scoreline did not truly reflect the balance of the game against Newcastle. However, with that result now firmly etched in the history books, they will be looking for a positive antidote to that embarrassing result this weekend.

As Premier League newcomers, the Canaries have done well to keep their heads above the relegation water so far in this campaign, but after last week’s reverse, the tide is rising on the Norfolk club. They actually performed well against Newcastle but were unfortunate that just about every shoot from the home side found the back of the net.

Manager Alex Neil may find some solace in that fact but he will also be concerned that his side has been unable to find a win in their last four fixtures. Following last week’s game, they now sit on top of the goals-against table with a total of 20 conceded in their nine games played.

Baggies keen to maintain the bounce

The Baggies bounced back from a pair of defeats to record a win against hapless Sunderland last week. Tony Pulis’ side have not played great this season but have done enough to maintain a mid-table berth. They are currently ranked 13th and could poke their heads into the top-ten club with a victory at Carrow Road.

In the last game, striker Saido Berahino bagged the only goal of the game to deny Sam Allardyce a point on his debut as Sunderland boss. They will be hoping to build on that win and take advantage of a red-faced Norwich team.

Team news

The Canaries are likely to be without Youssuf Mulumbu who is still recovering from a metatarsal injury.

Meanwhile, James Morrison is still a doubt for the visitors while Argentine midfielder Claudio Yacob is just one booking away from a suspension.

Recent form (League)

Norwich City: DWLDW

West Bromwich Albion: LWWLL

Betting odds and tips

Norwich have just one home win to their name this season and have picked up four out of a possible 12 points. Meanwhile, West Brom have only lost one of their four away games and have amassed seven out of a possible 12 points on the road.

Despite this fact, the bookies have made the home side clear favourites. It should be a close game but at 16/5 with Betvictor, the away win offers great value.

Published on: 22/10/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (22/10/2015 14:23:51) but are subject to change.