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Norwich City vs Watford Betting Preview | 8 Nov 2019

Norwich City vs Watford Betting Preview | 8 Nov 2019

Two sides in desperate need for three points, Norwich will welcome Watford to East Anglia in a fixture that many across the Premier League have begun to label a November six-pointer.

Suffering a 2-0 defeat away at Brighton over the weekend, the Canneries have now been hit with back-to-back top-flight defeats and have failed to win any of their five matches since returning from the international break.

On the flip side, Daniel Farke’s men are not the only side who find themselves at the heart of a relegation scrap entering November.

Watching Chelsea pick up a 2-1 win at Vicarage Road on Sunday, Watford are in the midst of their worst Premier League start in the club’s history having now failed to record a single victory in any of their opening 11 attempts.

Sadly for Watford, along with being sat two points adrift at the foot of the table, it should also be noted that they hold a very worrying record against Friday’s hosts.

Suffering a 4-2 hammering at Carrow Road back in 2016, the Yellows have won four of their last five matches against the Hornets and a similar outcome can be found at 31/20 with Bet365.

Farke’s defensive headache

Largely outplayed at the Amex last weekend and extending on their five-match winless run, Daniel Farke’s decision to spend only £1.1million over the summer appears to be coming back to haunt the former Borussia Dortmund coach.

While the Canneries may have gained a long list of plaudits for their expansive brand of football down in East Anglia, last year’s Championship winners have a string of defensive issues that need resolving.

With only Southampton shipping more than Norwich’s 26 goals in their opening 11 matchups, the Yellows have also conceded two or more goals in seven of their last eight appearances.

If Norwich are to pick up three points in their most important fixture since making their top-flight return, then fans around Carrow Road will be looking for leading goalscorer Teemu Pukki to refined his finishing touch.

Despite failing to find the net in any of his last six Premier League appearances, you might be interested to know that the Finland international is pencilled in at 7/5 with Coral to find the net on Friday night.

The toothless Hornets

Now in the midst of their worst domestic start in the club’s history and failing to win any of their opening 11 Premier League matchups, the mood in Watford’s camp remains at a very worrying low.

Still drastically struggling to adjust to life under returning boss Quique Sánchez Flores, the Hornets now find themselves sat two points adrift at the foot of the table and are unsurprisingly one of the leading contenders to be hit with a Championship rerun come May.

Friday’s guests can be found 3/4 with Ladbrokes to finish in the bottom-three this season, only ahead of Norwich who are pencilled in at 4/11.

A huge part of their continued issues entering November has been down to some glaring issues in the final third.

Only bagging a pair of goals from open play since made his return, no side in England’s top-flight has bagged less than Watford’s five strikes this season.

Also failing to find the net in three of their last four Premier League matches on the road, Watford are pencilled in as high as 3/1 with Bet365 to draw yet another blank this weekend.

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