England Premier League
Saturday 2nd October 2021
Kick off at 3pm BST
Venue: Turf Moor
We’re only six games into the new season but it isn’t looking good for either of these teams. It’s 19th v 20th as the clubs are looking for their first wins of the season. Together they have conceded 27 goals, that’s more than the current top 6 have shipped. Newly promoted Brentford have scored more goals than these two combined and we could go on and on.
With all of this information noted we could believe that we will witness a poor game but at the same time whilst we may not see the most technical match ever there will be a tension to proceedings. Whoever wins could use this as a springboard and in all fairness a draw would be quite useless for both sides who need to taste victory.
Burnley did draw their last game in a 2-2 battle with Leicester and that would have been seen in the cold light of day as a positive result given the opposition. Also Sean Dyche’s teams last game at home did end in defeat but only by 1-0 against the ever improving Arsenal.
Norwich have no points, zilch, played 6 and lost 6 and they have a goal difference of -14, welcome once again to the Premier League. The clubs last game was away to Everton in which they lost 2-0 even though Everton had some key players out injured. There is still time for Daniel Farke’s club to recover but it does already look bleak for the club, because the improvement would have to be quite significant.
Burnley: Maxwell Cornet is out with his hamstring and won’t be back for at least two weeks. Kevin Long is back in training after injury but has a lack of fitness. Connor Roberts and Jay Rodriguez will be assessed with fitness issues.
Norwich: Todd Cantwell had to miss the last game because of personal reasons, it is unknown if he will be available for this one. Christoph Zimmermann is out with an ankle injury.
Burnley vs Norwich Head to Head:
The last time the two teams met here was in 2020 in the FA Cup and Norwich pulled off a 2-1 away win.
The last Premier League game here ended 2-0 to Burnley.
Norwich haven’t beaten Burnley away from home in a league game since 2004.
There is a 60% chance to see both teams to score.
Burnley vs Norwich Prediction:
We expect to see a slow start to the game though there will be emphasis on the home side to control more of the possession. If there are goals we expect to see more as the game goes on and legs get tired.
As mentioned earlier this may not look pretty on the eye but that doesn’t mean it can’t be end to end stuff and the game and tactics should be able to open up as it goes on. But the game could get petered down and physical so a narrow score line could be on the cards, and speaking of which we should look into the card market for this game also. Chris Wood who usually knows how to stick them away has been isolated up front and if Dyche can get his tactics right for this one you’d have to expect he will have some genuine chances on goal against Norwich.
Burnley vs Norwich Betting Tips:
Half Time: Draw at 2.10
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 2.10
Anytime goalscorer: Chris Wood at 2.10
Sending off in the game at 5.00