Norwich City vs. Manchester United 10/27/19 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
10/27/19 12:30 pm
Over 2.5 (-150), Under 2.5 (+120)
Norwich City is welcoming Manchester United to Carrow Road stadium in part of round 10 of the English Premier League.
Norwich is not doing so good in the EPL this season. With only 7 points in 9 games, Norwich is in 19th place. Offensively, Norwich is doing fine, but their defense is just a disaster and has conceded 21 goals. Norwich has won only 1 of their last 8 games and hasn't conceded a goal in only 1 match this season. In their last EPL game against Bournemouth, Norwich was solid with 53% of ball possession, 7 corner kicks, 81% of correct passes but only 1 shot on goal. Teemu Pukki is the top goalscorer for Norwich with 6 goals in 9 games and is playing in fantastic form, but there is only so much a single player can do when the rest of the team is not on the same level. Buendia has 4 assists so far this season. Tim Klose, Zimmermann, Vrancic and Hanley are all injured while Fahrmann is still questionable. Norwich is the newcomer to the EPL and their only goal is to try and stay in the EPL but if coach Farke doesn't do something to get his team out of this slump, Norwich will stay in the relegation zone throughout the whole season.
Manchester United is a complete disaster and one of the worst Manchester United teams ever. When Solskjaer was signed in the middle of the last season he brought some new ideas and a new dimension to the team and United was playing fantastic, but after a couple of months, everything changed. United started playing boring soccer, struggling offensively and defensively. With only 10 points in 9 games, United is in the 14th place in the standings. In the Europa League, Manchester United is doing good and is at the top of their group with 7 points. In their last match against Liverpool in the EPL, Manchester United was defending for most of the game and has had only 32% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks and only 67% of correct passes. United had the lead in this game but Liverpool's attacks were too strong and they were able to tie a game in the 85th minute. Marcus Rashford leads Manchester United with 4 goals, while James has 3 goals. Bailly, Fosu-Mensah, and Dalot are all injured while Shaw and Pogba should be in the lineup for this match. Earlier this week United has played against Partizan in the Europa League and was able to win 0-1 by a goal from a penalty kick at the end of the first half. There were a lot of talks before the season started that Manchester United has the team to compete for the title but all of that went away quickly and United will be lucky if they end up in the top 4. Solskjer doesn't have a lot of time and if he wants to stay in Manchester, he needs to turn things around.
Manchester United hasn't gone over 2.5 goals in any of their last 5 games while Norwich went over twice in their last 6 games. Because of all the injuries United lacks some depth and for that reason, some fatigue could be present due to the Europa League match and that will be the chance for Norwich to create some chances and score some goals.