Norwich City vs Manchester City Match Preview and Prediction
On Saturday afternoon (UK time) 14 September, Norwich City will be taking on Manchester City at Carrow Road with a 5:30pm kick-off. This is a Premier League game.
At the time of writing there is no official UK TV coverage for this match. Frog The Gambler will be providing live scores throughout the match.
The following key findings break down the logic for the prediction in this game.
Be aware that Frog believes the latest prices are bang on the money with this one. For readers who are looking for the best play, see the final Verdict.
Betting Odds for Norwich City vs Manchester City
bethard are best price 23.25 about Norwich City; bet-at-home are 9.66 for the draw; bwin are best price 1.13 about Manchester City.
Reviewing the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 1.22 via bet365 and the best price for Under 2.5 goals is 4.7 with the market-makers at unibet.
The best odds for the BTTS market. "Yes" is available at 1.9 with marathonbet. If you have the opposite view, "No" can be backed at 2.0 for account holders at bet365.
Head To Head
In their most recent head-to-head, Norwich City played Manchester City in 2016; it was a Premier League clash. After 90 minutes play, the result was a 0-0 draw.
Over the last decade, these sides have gone head-to-head 9 times. Norwich City have won once, while Manchester City have won 6 of them. The other 2 matches ended in a draw.
Overall there has been an average of 4.22 goals per game. Norwich City score an average of 1.0. Manchester City have scored an average of 3.22 per match.
Looking at the combined records on the road, the visiting side has won 66% of these encounters. The home side has prevailed in 11% of them.
The home team has 3 points in the Premier League. They are in 19th place.
Looking at results for the last year, they have played 53 matches. They have 30 wins; 11 draws; and 12 losses. This gives Norwich City a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 56%-20%-22%.
Over this 12-month period, they average 2.0 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.42.
A look at their home record in this time. They have a win rate of 61% (16 wins) from 26 home fixtures. 15% (4) of these home games have been a draw, with the remaining 23% (6) resulting in a loss for the home team.
When on home turf over the last year, their average number of goals scored is 2.08 and they have conceded 1.5 on average.
In their last ten matches they have scored 17 goals and 3 of these latest matches have been victories. The total number of times both Norwich City and the other team have scored in these games is 7 out of the ten. The total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 7 from these ten.
In 2nd place in Premier League with 10 points is the away team.
Looking at results for the last year, they have played 65 matches. They have 52 wins; 7 draws; and 6 losses. This gives Manchester City a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 80%-10%-9%.
During this recent year, they average 2.83 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 0.66.
A look at their away record in this time. They have a win rate of 70% (24 wins). There have been 34 away fixtures. 17% (6) of these games away from home have been a draw, with the remaining 11% (4) ending in a loss as the away side.
On average they have scored 2.21 times when playing away in this same period; they have conceded 0.71.
In their last ten matches they have scored 34 times and in this time they have a win rate of 70%. Of those ten matches, 6 of them have seen both sides score; and there has been 8 matches with three goals or more.
They have scored in their last 7 matches.
Frog's betting tip for Norwich City vs Manchester City
To complete the preview, Frog will be taking "No" in the BTTS market, with the belief that at least one of these sides will be keeping a clean sheet. Beware though; this does not represent brilliant value. bet365 will give you 2.0 if only one side scores.