The fact that Norwich sent Manchester City to seventh heaven was nothing new. Since they’ve arrived back in the Premier League their away trips have been littered with heavy defeats, especially their visits to the league’s big teams.
However, their propensity for conceding goals should make backing Newcastle to triumph in Norwich’s next away game at 4/5 the easiest betting decision to make.
Since the start of last season the Canaries have won just three times away from home
Norwich have hit the road five times so far this season and have lost all bar one of those matches. In the four games they’ve lost, they’ve shipped 14 goals and fired in just two at the opposite end of the pitch.
Last season, Chris Hughton oversaw just two away wins in total and even those games, against Man City and Swansea, saw the men in yellow concede two and three goals respectively.
In their 23 away losses since rejoining the top flight Norwich have conceded three goals 11 times
Norwich shipped 36 goals in their first season back where the money is, a record that put them fifth on the list of most accommodating away defences.
However, it was last season and the beginning of the Hughton era where they began to develop severe homesickness, ranking third for most away goals conceded and shipping three or more in five of their 10 away defeats.
Norwich have only won two of their last 21 trips to Newcastle
The run of rare joy dates all the way back to the 1938/1939 season and includes six straight winless visits to St James’ Park.
Newcastle goals are a feature in the fixture, with the men from the north east only failing to knock two or more past their Norfolk-based foes five times in their last 14 home games.