On a four-game winless run in the Premier League (PL), Norwich City can at least take some comfort from the fact both their league wins so far have come at home (W2, L2). In fact, with all four of their home games ending with over 3.5 goals, Carrow Road has produced a league-high average of 5.0 total goals per PL game this term.
Although outsiders here, Norwich have scored in all three games they’ve played this season against teams that finished in the top six during 2018/19. Whilst they conceded at least two goals in all three of those matches (W1, L2), they also scored two goals within the opening 30 minutes in the last two such games, both of which were at home.
Manchester United are also on a four-game winless PL run (D2, L2), with all those games producing under 2.5 goals. The visitors are yet to win on the road this league campaign (D2, L2), and only two teams have scored less than their two away goals so far.
In fact United haven’t won a PL away game since February, with four of their five PL away defeats since coming ‘to nil’, and no clean sheet in a top-flight road trip for nine games. In a further negative, United have lost both PL games directly after a European game this season – both away and ‘to nil’.
Players to watch: With six PL goals this season (four in the second half) including one against heavyweights Chelsea, Liverpool, and Man City, Teemu Pukki (NOR) could threaten.
Marcus Rashford is United’s top PL scorer with four – three were first-half match openers.
Stat attack: Norwich has lost all six PL games where they conceded the opener.
United are the only PL team yet to concede in the opening 30 minutes this campaign.
There’s been under 2.5 goals in four of the last five H2Hs held here.
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Referee: Attwell S. (Eng),
Venue: Carrow Road (Norwich)
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