The new season of the Premier League starts this Friday with a duel between last season’s runner-ups Liverpool and recently-promoted Norwich. It’s obvious that the Reds are the favourites here, especially knowing that the game is taking place at their ground, the Anfield. But, surprises do often happen on the matchday 1, so you better read our Liverpool vs Norwich prediction and betting tips before wagering any serious money on this event!
Only a single point decided the winner of the Premier League last season and it wasn’t Liverpool. Actually, this team is without the English top flight trophy for three decades. But, they want it badly. Last season, when their fans were asked what they’d prefer a Champions League trophy or a Premier League title, most of them picked the second option.
Liverpool did win the Champions League, but they’re missing the Premier League trophy in the locker. That’s why you can be sure that this season, Klopp’s priority will be the domestic league. And that means that you can expect a furious start of the season.
Although the Reds haven’t splashed big sums of money on transfers this summer, their squad looks as strong as last season. In fact, it looks even stronger considering that the injury problems they had are now gone. Most of their players are injury-free, with the exception of Nathaniel Clyne, who, to be fair, probably wouldn’t play even if he’s fit. Sadio Mane is also recovering from an injury, but he will probably be ready to play real soon.
Now that you’ve seen how strong the Reds are, it’s time to see what Norwich got to offer. In the next part of our Liverpool vs Norwich prediction, we’re gonna discuss everything about the away team.
They were really impressive in the Championship last season, but right now, not many pundits think they can stay up in the Premier League for too long. Actually, the odds that they will not get relegated at the end of the season are pretty long. Of course, this doesn’t mean they won’t give their best.
Last season in the Championship, their strongest weapon was their attack. This team has scored in every league match, apart from two. And with 93 goals in 46 games, they were the top scoring team of the league.
The trouble is that they also allowed a fairly big number of goals. With 57 goals conceded, Norwich defensive record was not the best in the league. Actually, seven other Championship teams allowed fewer goals in the 2018-2019 season.
And the things can get much, much worse real soon because they’re now playing in the big league. Remember Fulham and how impressive they were in the Championship, only to get hammered in almost every game in the Premier League. Many believe the same scenario awaits Norwich. But, will it start playing out straight away? Find out in our Liverpool vs Norwich betting tips!
- Nathaniel Clyne (injury)
- Sadio Mane (doubtful)
Alisson – Van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson – Keita, Henderson, Milner – Mane, Salah, Firmino
Fahrmann – Klose, Heise, Zimmermann – Thompson, Vrancic, Tettey, Srbeny, Byram – Pukki, Drmic
Liverpool vs Norwich Prediction
Liverpool will win this, there’s no doubt about it. Unfortunately, bookies know it as well, which is why the odds on home win aren’t too attractive. This is why it’s better to spice it up by betting on a big Liverpool victory. They will hammer Norwich on Friday!
Liverpool vs Norwich Betting Tips
- Liverpool @1.16 (UNIBET)
- Liverpool AH -2.5 @2.20 (UNIBET)