Norwich City v Manchester City Betting: Pellegrini's men should …
Both sides need a positive result and, although he can see goals at both ends, our tipster expects Manuel Pellegrini’s men to pick up a crucial victory at Carrow Road on Saturday
Manuel Pellegrini’s men ended a three-match losing streak in the top flight with an emphatic 4-0 win over rock-bottom Aston Villa last weekend, and the Chilean boss will be hoping for more of the same when his charges face the relegation threatened Canaries. Alex Neil’s outfit have lost nine of their last 10 matches in all competitions and the hosts will be desperate to stop the rot as they fight to preserve their Premier League status beyond the end of the current campaign.
Given Norwich’s perilous position, it is no surprise that the men from Manchester can be backed at just 10/19 (1.53)3 with NetBet to heap yet more misery upon them, while the same firm go 5/1 (6.0)4 that the home side bolster their chances of beating the drop with a memorable victory. NetBet go 16/5 (4.20)5 that both teams are forced to settle for a share of the spoils. Despite their dismal form, Norwich have scored in all but one of their last nine league matches on home soil.
They may also draw some optimism from Manchester City’s away form, for the visitors have taken full points from just two of their last 10 Premier League matches on the road. A big part of City’s inability to record an away win have been their defensive issues, Pellegrini’s men have registered just a single clean sheet in their last seven matches in all competitions The home sides’ deficiencies are sure to be a cause for concern too, for the Canaries have leaked 15 goals in their last five fixtures at Carrow Road – including three against Manchester City in the FA Cup back in January.
There could well be value in backing both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80)6 with NetBet, while the same firm go 20/29 (1.69)7 that more than two goals are scored when these two teams lock horns. However, Manchester City are the joint top scorers in the Premier League this term, while Pellegrini’s outfit have found the net in 11 of their last 12 matches in all competitions.
There is certainly plenty of potential for goals when these two teams meet and, while Neil’s Canaries can continue their scoring streak at Carrow Road, it is the visitors’ superior firepower that gives them the edge.