The pressure on Ralph Hasenhüttl is growing. In the last matchday, the 52-year-old Austrian won with the Saints a very close home victory over bottom of the table Watford. Wednesday night will see the next mandatory task for Southampton FC. Table neighbor Norwich City is received in St Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton vs Norwich Free Betting Tips
The Saints may be able to leave the relegation zone this matchday. Everton, currently two points ahead of Southampton, will visit the Merseyside Derby at Liverpool FC. If the Toffees lose the derby and the Saints win the home game against the canaries at the same time, Southampton moves for the time being to the saving shore.
The match of the two neighbors is also very important for the guests from Norwich. Underestimated are the canaries from Norwich under no circumstances, especially since the Everton FC recently conceded a home defeat against the bottom of the table. The bookies see Southampton against Norwich as favorites in odds.
In the match of the two defensively weakest teams of the Premier League we do not expect an open exchange. Rather, we expect a balanced encounter, in which the home side but will have the nose ahead. Our Southampton vs Norwich prediction is therefore aiming for a home win.
Southampton – Statistics & Current Form
Hasenhüttl continues to move on thin ice with his Saints. The one-year adventure on the island could soon be over for the Austrian. Southampton put in a bad start to the season and improvement does not seem to be in sight. Last weekend, the Saints had almost lost the home game against bottom club Watford.
In the final quarter hour Southampton turned but again, and made the comeback with two goals in five minutes perfect. Thus, for the time being, the whereabouts of Ralph Hasenhüttl were secured. The Austrian coach will have to deliver in the next matches, otherwise the next coach dismissal in the Premier League will probably be inevitable.
Currently ranked the Saints in 18th place in the table and show a balance of 3-3-8. With 32 goals Southampton sets the weakest defense in the league, which is mainly due to the 0: 9 dismantling of Leicester City. In the first seven home games of the season, there was only one point for Southampton. The record-breaking home ice was recently ended with a home win over Watford.
Recently, the performances increased at least in the offensive game. Four goals have been scored in their last two Premier League games. The most important man in the Saints’ offensive is undoubtedly Danny Ings, who leads with seven goals also the internal scorer list.
On Wednesday evening, Hasenhüttl will continue to make the most of it. Changes are not expected according to the latest results. If there is also a home win against the canaries, Southampton vs Norwich have odds of 1.85. A tip on the Saints we find in this case thoroughly recommended.
Expected lineup of Southampton:
➦ McCarthy – Bertrand, Bednarek, Stephens, Soares – Redmond, Höjbjerg, Ward Prowse, Djenepo – Ings, Obafemi
Last matches from Southampton:
⚽️ 30.11.2019 – Southampton Vs. Watford 2: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 23.11.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Southampton 2: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 09.11.2019 – Southampton Vs. Everton 1: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Manchester City vs. Southampton 2: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 10/29/2019 – Manchester City vs. Southampton 3: 1 (League Cup)
Norwich – Statistics & Current Form
The Canaries from Norwich won on matchday five against last year’s champions Manchester City, causing a big surprise. Norwich could not continue the sensational performance and therefore disappeared in the table cellar. Meanwhile, the team has arrived around head coach Daniel Farke on the penultimate place in the table.
The relegation battle is unlikely to be avoided this season. Only eleven points brought the canaries in the first 14 league games of the Premier League. To leave the relegation zone by the end of the year, Norwich City will have to expand the current series. Most recently, the green and yellow were unbeaten two times in a row, taking four points.
Praiseworthy was above all the militant performance of the Toffees. If one considers that the canaries previously lost the home game against bottom of the table Watford, the recent two ideas were surprising. Now it is in the basement battle against Southampton FC, where Daniel Farke wants to take with his team the next important points.
Like the table neighbor, Norwich is currently battling defensive vulnerability. 30 goals can only be surpassed by the Saints. Norwich’s offensive was very harmless in the away games. Before the away win over Everton the Green-Yellow scored only one goal in six away games.
Especially accurate was the Finnish striker Teemu Pukki. With seven goals and three assists the former Schalke leads the internal scorer list at the canaries. In the offensive Pukki is thus set.
The newest hospital in Norwich City has not changed much. Timm Klose, Josip Drmic, Grant Hanley and Alexander Tettey are still missing. Changes in the squad are not expected on Wednesday evening.
Expected lineup of Norwich:
➦ Krul – Byram, Godfrey, Carpenter, Aarons – Trybull, Amadou – Hernandez, McLean, Cantwell – Pukki
Last Games from Norwich:
⚽️ 01.12.2019 – Norwich City Vs. Arsenal 2: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 23.11.2019 – Everton Vs. Norwich City 0-2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 08.11.2019 – Norwich City Vs. Watford 0: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Brighton & Hove Albion Vs. Norwich City 2: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ Oct 27, 1919 – Norwich City Vs. Manchester United 1: 3 (Premier League)
Southampton vs Norwich Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
For the 74th time Southampton and Norwich will meet. The direct comparison is so far fairly balanced. The Saints lead the score with 26-24-23 against the canaries from Norwich.
In the Premier League, Southampton and Norwich met last in the 2015/16 season. A prediction on the respective home team paid off in the last league games between the two clubs.
Since the 2007/08 season, the canaries have not won an away game at the Saints. The last three away games (cross-competition) in Southampton were lost.
Southampton vs Norwich Free Betting Tips
Both teams put on a bad start to the season and therefore deservedly rank in the table cellar. Southampton last won the important home game against Watford, shortening the gap to Everton.
With three more points Southampton may be able to jump to the rescue bank and will not miss this chance at home. The services of the guests should in no case be reduced.
Norwich has scored important points in the last two games. According to this year’s outward appearance of the canaries we see the hosts in the basement duel as favorites.
Key Facts – Southampton vs Norwich tips
💡 Southampton faces the weakest defensive in the Premier League.
💡 Norwich is the league’s weakest away team.
💡 Both teams remained unbeaten in the last two games.
Playful Southampton home advantage against Norwich, it could be really tight for Ralph Hasenhüttl. The home side’s Saints coach can now breathe a sigh of relief and possibly leave the relegation zone, as it is unlikely that Everton will win the Merseyside derby against Liverpool.
At Southampton we would dare to tip odds odds on the home team against Norwich. Since the basement duel is groundbreaking for both teams, we would only make use of four units for this purpose.
Competition: Premier League
Bet Tip: Southampton (1)
Stake: 4/10 units