This game, which is scheduled to take place on the 7th of July is going to be a battle of wills. As it is, none of the two teams has anything to lose. Norwich City is sitting comfortably at the 20th position while Watford is only three steps ahead in the 17th position on the English premier league table.
Head to heads
Both teams seem to have been on each other's throats since their last five matches. One wins a game, and the other wins the next. However, Norwich City has recorded more wins, and that's not all. Their victories also always come with high margins. In the last five games, Norwich has won 3 times while Watford has won only two, including one in which one of their players received a red card.
The winning margin
As mentioned earlier, it seems that whenever City is winning against Watford, they always try to be intimidating with the goals. The lowest goal margin since the last five games is two goals, and in this match, they scored four goals. In tomorrow's event, one can say that Watford may only not concede that much because they will be the home team. Let's hope the atmosphere at home helps them to succeed.
Watford has also won two of the last five games with only two goals ahead of City. Both of these two games ended with two goals to nothing against City.
Previous games records
It seems to be like Norwich City has got ill luck when it comes to winning or even registering goals at all. Their last five games have been terrible. Just one goal registered, no draws, all lost, both home and away. Their most recent loss was against Brighton, in a match where they lost one goal to nothing. That was right before Arsenal thrashed them with four goals to nothing. The city has been on the negative side of the scoreline, but let's see what they can offer against Watford tomorrow.
On the other hand, Watford hasn't proven to be a much better team than Norwich with their last five games. It seems they have also been on the negative side of the scoreline. Although they have managed to record more goals against their opponents than Norwich has, that doesn't qualify them to win the match tomorrow.
Well, we can say that both sides could use a little bit of an upgrade to be able to contend or at least make the match an interesting one for the fans. In my opinion, both teams do not have quality attackers to score goals against bigger teams with special defenders. Since, however, they're going to be playing against each other's defense, which we can also say needs an upgrade, we should expect goals.
Although Watford is more suitable for winning this game, I believe it will be a strong contention.
Both teams are trying, and the match is going to be solely for the sake of pride since none is going any bit higher up the table, whether they lose or win the game.
So my prediction is 1.7 odds for Watford to win this match, 4.5 for Norwich City to win it, and 3.0 for a draw.
Well, let the best team win.