Norwich City vs Southampton
English Premier League
Date: 19 June 2020, Friday
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: the Carrow Road.
Norwich City will be hoping to kickstart their great escape when they welcome Southampton to Carrow Road for Friday’s Premier League clash.
The Canaries were rock bottom of the league when play was suspended back in March, six points adrift of safety.
Norwich City vs Southampton Head-to-head
The corresponding reverse fixture saw Southampton winning 2-1 at the St. Mary’s Stadium. Danny Ings opened the scoring for the Saints in the 22nd minute while Ryan Bertrand stretched the lead just before half time whistle, the deficit was later reduced in the second half by a Teemu Pukki strike.
The Saints now won 4 of the last 6 meetings with Norwich City, but all those four fixtures were played at their own backyard.
Norwich at home are unbeaten in the last 4 against the Saints, also lost just 3 of the 16 against this opponent, 8 wins and 5 draws to go with it.
Both teams scored in just 1 of the last 5 h2h meetings between the two sides at this stadium across all competitions. This happened to be their most recent tussle here back in the FA Cup 2017 tie (2-2 FT). Also, those four games registered less than 3 goals in total.
Norwich City vs Southampton predictions
With their backline strengthened even further, even money (2.00) seems generous on Norwich ensuring under 2.5 goals for their sixth match in seven when they take on a Saints team that has only scored four goals in five league games.
Norwich City vs Southampton team news
Timm Klose is back in contention after being ruled out since August with a knee injury, while Onel Hernandez, Christoph Zimmermann and Sam Byram have also shaken off injury issues.
Nathan Redmond is fit to face his former club after shaking off a muscle injury, although Moussa Djenepo is suspended due to the red card he picked up in a defeat to Newcastle last time out.