Matchday 22 in the Premier League sees Norwich host Everton at Carrow Road on Saturday. This is a matchup of two teams that have endured awful runs this season. Although Everton are coming off an FA Cup third round win against Hull City, they have only recorded one league win in their last 12 matches and have plummeted to 15th in the table - eight points above the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Norwich are limping through one of the worst Premier League seasons in recent memory. Their recent 2-0 loss to West Ham has made it six straight losses for the Canaries and, amazingly, they have been shut out in all six. In fact, Norwich have only scored one goal in their last eight league matches and have only found the back of the net eight times, posting an eye-watering -36 goal differential. They are on track to challenge Derby’s infamous record of a -69 goal differential in 07/08, the side widely considered to be the Premier League’s worst ever.
Despite both teams not having impressed this season, at least Everton have shown glimpses. A 2-1 victory over a hot Arsenal side and a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge being two recent results that the Toffees should build off of. Norwich on the other hand, have looked hopeless this season. Even the last win they managed, a 1-0 away victory against bottom-half League 1 Charlton in the FA Cup, was arguably undeserved as the home side created the better chances. Norwich are in real trouble and when it’s all said and done at the end of the season, we could be looking at one of the worst Premier League sides in history.
We’re going to back Everton to win this match at what is a very reasonable price given the form of the home side. Anytime the opportunity to fade this Norwich side is presented at around even money or better is one that we are going to jump at.