Norwich to top Watford in relegation six-pointer
Carrow Road hosts an early relegation six-pointer on Friday night. Will it be the Canaries singing or will the Hornets find their sting? Have a read of our preview here:
The run continues
Norwich are on a dreadful run of form in the Premier League and doesn’t look like abating. They have lost five of the last six games without winning in that time and are yet to win on the road.
Carrow Road, therefore, is going to be a very important source of solace this season as it is likely to be the only place where they will pick up enough points to stay up, which looks highly unlikely even at this early stage.
Norwich's seven points from 11 games this season in their joint-lowest points tally at this stage of a top-flight season (also seven points after 11 games in 2004-05).
Last weekend’s limp defeat to Brighton signalled just how bad the Canaries are right now and even Teemu Pukki appears to be out of form. They just don’t travel well and have lost 14 of their last 16 away games in the Premier League, failing to score in 13 of those matches, including each of the last five.
They showed in the early season victory against Man City, just how good they can be but with confidence low, this could be a huge game for Daniel Farke’s men.
What’s a win look like?
Watford remain without a win this season after 11 games and looked doomed. They have never before failed to win in the opening 11 games of a league campaign in their history and the change of manager has not had the desired effect with scoring goals a real problem for the Hornets.
They will travel to Carrow Road knowing that this game is crucial with Norwich sitting just two points ahead of them in the table. The defeat against Chelsea last weekend was slightly tough on the players and Quique Sanchez Flores was left trying to take the positives.
“When we are positive on the pitch we are a good team and we can compete very well.
"I trust the players we have, some are coming back from injuries and others are tired, but right now it is about experience and managing our next challenges.
"We have positives, we are able to do good things but this does not happen for a full match.
"It's tough for the players but we need to go for the positive moments and make them more."
Norwich vs Watford betting tip
Watford just don’t seem to be able to put together a complete performance this season and although Norwich are not much better you do feel they can win at home so backing the Canaries to win this one at odds of 17/10 is a decent price.