Norwich vs Aston Villa prediction: The 0-3 defeat against Tottenham pushed Norwich back to the familiar bottom of the table. Their opponent in round 17 is Aston Villa, the team has just had 3 impressive victories under Steven Gerrard. Despite having the home-field advantage, it will continue to be a difficult match for the Canaries.
- Match date: 07:45 p.m – 2021/12/14
- Event: Premier League
- Stage: Matchday 17th
- Location: Carrow Road
NORWICH VS ASTON VILLA PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
Norwich after the first 15 matches only brought 2 wins but received 9 defeats, including 5 losses at home. Right in the first season back to the Premier League, the Canaries faced the risk of relegation, the main reason being the poverty of the attack. The lack of creativity often loses focus in important moments, the strikers only have 8 goals from the beginning of the season, the last 7/11 matches could not speak. The lowest performance in the league at home is also only 0.71 goals per game, too hard to surprise. With the current situation, Norwich needs to save every point and will aim for a safe game.
3 wins after 4 matches help Aston Villa close to the top half of the table and is the debut of Steven Gerrard could not be more perfect as head coach. Having in his hands an experienced squad, the once Liverpool legend is promoting the counter-attacking defensive style that has made Rangers successful. In the last 4 matches, Aston Villa only controlled the ball from 36-41% but the efficiency was really impressive. The defensive weakness has been significantly improved, conceding only 4 goals, besides being pragmatic to protect the results. 2 close victories against Leicester and Crystal Palace both show that. It will not be surprising if the next match is tight and without too many goals.
Aston Villa Gerrard’s version is capable of mastering the game, but their pragmatic play is difficult to bring an attractive score. In fact, the last 3/5 matches of the away team ended with a faint score, the latest match between the two teams was only decided by 1 goal.
Select: Under 2.5 FT.
Aston Villa stands out with their rich gameplay as well as 11th place, the goal of reaching the top half of the table is not unrealistic. On the contrary, Norwich still has many problems to solve, but the last position in the table partly shows the difficulties. Carrow Road is also Villa’s favorite destination, the last time they visited they left with a 5-1 victory.
Aston Villa is in extremely high form with 3 wins in the last 4 matches, against both Leicester and Brentford. Norwich also prospered in the recent period, but the stability is still a question mark. After 4 unbeaten matches, they received a heavy 0-3 defeat against Tottenham, which was the 9th defeat this season, besides a very poor scoring record. Despite having the home-field advantage, it is difficult to hope for a positive result for Dean Smith’s students, 3 points for the away team is a wise choice.
Select: Aston Villa FT.
The European odds highly appreciate Aston Villa’s chances of winning. This choice is completely reasonable because the performance of Gerrard’s students is too convincing. Norwich will continue to pay the price by poor play as well as erratic form.
Select: Aston Villa FT.
Norwich vs Aston Villa Prediction: Norwich 0 – 1 Aston Villa FT (0-0 H1).
Norwich: Tim Krul, Giannoulis, Gibson, Hanley, Aarons, Rashica, Gilmour, Rupp, Cantwell, Melou, Pukki.
Aston Villa: Martinez, McGinn, Konsa, Cash, Targett, Mings, Ramsey, Buendia, Nakamba, Luiz, Watkins.
Above is the information about Norwich vs Aston Villa prediction in the 17th match of Premier League on 2021/12/14 of the CMD368 bookie.