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Norwich and Leicester looking for points

Norwich found themselves on the end of a drubbing on Sunday when Wolverhampton took a comprehensive 3-0 win at Molineux. Wolves are chasing top four which is where Leicester has been situated for most of the season. Friday night Leicester come calling at Carrow Road hoping to stabilize their place in the top four.

Their current form is not great though, so Norwich will be looking for some vital points in their attempt to avoid relegation. The hosts may be rock bottom of the Premier League and seven points adrift of safety. There has been a noticeable improvement in their performances over the last few months.

They lost just four of their last eight Premier League matches, and even in defeat, they have often looked decent. They put up a serious fight against both Tottenham and all-conquering Liverpool in recent defeats. Since Boxing Day, they have only really put in dismal performances against Manchester United and Wolverhampton.

This should give them a glimmer of hope as they come to head into this clash once again as underdogs. Leicester may look on course for Champions League qualification, their form is cause for concern though. The Foxes have only one win in their last six outings in the League, including defeats to both Southampton and Burnley. In that run, they also disappointingly lost out to Aston Villa in the League Cup semifinal.

Despite this drop off in performance, Brendan Rodgers’ side still holds a nine-point cushion. Teams like Manchester United, the aforementioned Wolverhampton and even Arsenal are showing great form though. A top-four spot is therefore far from guaranteed and Leicester could really do with a turnaround.

We are not sure this turnaround will happen at Carrow Road. The Canaries have only lost one of their last four Premier League home games. Against the mighty Liverpool in a match where Norwich could consider themselves desperately unlucky. Leicester, meanwhile, has failed to win three of their last five league games on the road. A double chance on Norwich to win or draw looks decent value for money. They held on to a 1-1 at the King Power Stadium in December taking the lead through Teemu Pukki.

Norwich vs Leicester, Prediction and tip

That being said, Norwich only have three wins at Carrow Road this season. They are not exactly prolific in attack either, so a low scoring encounter looks bet worth taking on. Leicester have averaged 1.4 goals per game whilst conceding 1.2 per game. The last three home matches for Norwich ended 1-1, 1-0 and 0-1. We look for under 2.5 goals.

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