Potter to spell trouble for the Canaries.
Norwich in a slump
Saturday’s visitors are on a roll, and currently sit 6th in the Premier League, surpassing all pre-season expectations of the Seagulls. The impressive nature of Brighton’s performances have meant that Graham Potter’s men are vying for some unlikely European spots. Norwich on the other hand, sit rock bottom of the Premier League with just a singular point to their name, after a 0-0 draw away with Burnley before the international break. They’ve struggled massively upon their return to the top-flight, and conceding 16 goals in these opening seven games, scoring just two is a dismal record.
Farke’s recruitment worries
Daniel Farke’s side haven’t looked like winning and Carrow Road hasn’t exactly been made into a fortress for the Canaries. Their last two home games have seen them ship three goals in both games, and while one of these were to the champions Liverpool, the other was to fellow newly promoted side Watford in a 1-3 home defeat. Brighton’s form has been excellent, and Norwich’s has been nothing short of dismal, so to see Brighton at these good odds, they’re a very good pick to win this game. The new additions for Norwich in the summer haven’t been able to hold off the inevitability of sitting at the foot of the table, and the likes of Pierre Lees-Melou, Brandon Williams, Milot Rashica, Ozan Kabak amongst others haven’t been enough for them to gain a single win yet in this campaign and this fixture against Brighton won’t be their much-needed fist three points.
Maupay on song
Potter has been the architect of an impressive run for Brighton, and despite the lack of regular goal scorer up top for the Seagulls, they’re getting the job done and remain with just one defeat in the league. Their recent 0-0 draw with Arsenal was an unfair reflection of Brighton’s dominance in the game, with their xG becoming quite notoriously high in comparison to their actual goals scored. This season could be the one where they put those worries to rest, with Neal Maupay scoring the bulk of Brighton’s goals so far.
Brighton should come away with all three points this time, with their superior form coupled with Norwich’ horrendous run so far making the visitors the obvious pick. That’s why I’m going with Brighton to win with bet365.