It is top versus bottom in the English Premier League, as Norwich City welcome leaders Liverpool to Carrow Road in this round #26 fixture. Norwich are bottom with 18 points, while Liverpool are top of the standings with 73 points.
Norwich come into this game after a goalless draw at Newcastle. However, that doesn’t do much to answer their relegation worries. The hosts have won only once in their last 12 Premier League matches, drawing five and losing six. They are still seven points off safety and with clubs above them showing good form, this is a fixture Norwich can’t afford to lose meekly. Home form, though, gives some hopes for the fans. Norwich are unbeaten in three Premier League home matches, picking up five points along the way. Although that result might be tough to emulate, Norwich will look to find their scoring going. The hosts have scored in all but one of their Premier League home matches.
Liverpool are a whopping 22 points ahead of Manchester City before the start of this round. That is more than seven rounds of pure dominance and the ‘Reds’ look set to feast further. Liverpool have won their last 16 Premier League matches and look like a team on a mission. More importantly, they have kept nine clean sheets in their last ten Premier League matches. Little wonder then that Liverpool have the best defence in the league – 15 goals conceded and at least nine lesser than any other side this season. Staying true to that theme, Liverpool have won their last seven Premier League home matches. Four of the last five wins away from home have come with a clean sheet – something which has become staple diet for the Reds.
Norwich City face the ominous task of stopping the league leaders Liverpool, but their chances look bleak. The best-case scenario for the hosts is to find a goal – Norwich have scored at least once in 11 of their 12 home league games. That said, Liverpool have been piling up clean sheets after clean sheets and would be keep to continue that trend. Our top pick for the game, though, is backing Liverpool to win both halves.