Norwich City v Newcastle Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
August 13, 2019
Carrow Road - Premier League
Newly promoted Norwich City are looking to bounce back from their 4-1 opening day defeat to Liverpool last weekend at Anfield.
These two sides last faced each other in the 2016-17 Championship season, with Newcastle winning 4-3 at home in 2016, with a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road in 2017.
They last played against each in the Premier League back in the 2015-16 campaign.
Norwich City boss Daniel Farke will make a late fitness call on defender Timm Klose and summer signing Ibrahim Amadou - on loan from Sevilla - with the pair missing the defeat at Liverpool through injury. However, Christoph Zimmermann, Louis Thomspon and Alexander Tettey all ruled out with long term injuries.
Steve Bruce is likely to keep Andy Carroll out of the Newcastle squad for another weekend, as the deadline day signing looks to get back up to full fitness for the 2019-20 season.
Bruce will be without six other players for the trip to East Anglia, with DeAndre Yedlin, Christian Atsu, Dwight Gayle, Floian Lejeune, Jack Colback and Jonjo Shelvey all ruled out.
Norwich City v Newcastle Preview and Preditcions
The Canaries were taught a harsh lesson in the reality of the Premier League on the opening weekend, losing 4-1 at Anfield, after being 4-0 down at half time against Jurgen Klopp's side. Farke will be looking for a reaction from his players, with an improved second half performance against Liverpool offering hope that Norwich City will be able to hold their own in the Premier League this season.
Newcastle lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal on the opening day, at a half empty St. James' Park, however Bruce was upbeat at full time with a number of his new players standing out against the Gunners. The Magpies will be keen to get some points on the board as early as they can this season, however their away record in 2018-19 was poor, and Bruce will need to turn that around.
With Norwich buoyed by their home fans, and Newcastle desperate to not sink down in the table with a second successive defeat, this game looks to be a safe option for a draw - priced at 12/5. Both sides struggled to make any significant goal scoring opportunities during their first games of the season, and with that in mind, an under 2.5 total goals scored bet is available at 10/11.
A 1-1 draw at 6/1
Neither side can really afford to lose this game, and neither will want to enter into the third week of the season with no points on the board. Bruce will be confident that his side can get something on the road this weekend, and Farke will know that home advantage will be vital for his side this season.
Teemu Pukki to score anytime at 8/5
The Finland international was the key man for Norwich City in 2018-19, as they won the Championship title, scoring 29 goals and he opened his account against Liverpool last weekend with a goal.