Kick-off: 1500, 11/01/2020
Stadium: Old Trafford
Manchester United were given a footballing lesson by neighbours City in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night but should find Norwich more conducive company.
The Red Devils ran out convincing 3-1 winners when these teams met at Carrow Road in late October and have a solid Premier League home record.
Clean sheets have become a rarity at Old Trafford, though, so 33/20 for the hosts to prevail and both teams to score is our initial Man Utd vs Norwich prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United put in a first-half horror show in the midweek Manchester derby, but did at least salvage some pride after the break in that 3-1 defeat.
Marcus Rashford maintained his good run of form by pulling a goal back, making it 17 goals in his last 22 games for club and country.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reflected: “From the first goal until half-time, we just couldn’t cope with the setback; our heads dropped and we made decisions we shouldn’t do.
“That needed sorting at half-time and I think the second half was a good response – it at least gave us something to hang on to.”
The Red Devils had been unbeaten in 13 home games in all competitions prior to that setback and impressed going forward when seeing off Newcastle 4-1 here on Boxing Day.
If they can get back to that form, 14/5 for Solskjaer’s side to oblige 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 takes the eye from the Man Utd vs Norwich odds.
Last Man Utd EPL line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Lingard, Fred, James, Matic, Martial, Rashford.
A Look At Norwich City’s Betting Odds
Norwich enjoyed a welcome boost when winning 4-1 at Preston in the FA Cup last Saturday, with 18-year-old forward Adam Idah hitting a hat-trick.
An eight-match winless run had seen the Canaries slip to the foot of the Premier League table, although their last two top-flight fixtures ended in decent score draws against Tottenham and Crystal Palace.
The latter contest proved a profitable one for us, as we had a trio of successful selections at odds of 2/1, 6/1 and 13/1 in our match preview!
On the cup triumph, Daniel Farke declared: “First of all, I’m really pleased we are through to the next round, someone told me it’s for the first time in seven years, so to manage this is quite good.
“From the first to the last second, it was a pretty professional and concentrated performance, so I just have compliments for the lads for that.
“A win is always good for the confidence. Also, for several players who came into the side, it was a good performance, so there will be more competition on the training pitch.
“Right now, we are three games unbeaten. We know it’s a huge task to extend this unbeaten run at Old Trafford, though.”
Five of Norwich’s last six Premier League goals have come in the opening period, but they then tend to falter after the interval.
Let’s finish off our Man Utd vs Norwich betting tips by taking 13/4 for both teams to score in the first half.
Last Norwich EPL line-up: Krul, Aarons, Byram, Hanley, Zimmermann, Vrancic, Cantwell, Buendia, McLean, Tettey, Pukki.
MAN UTD 1-3 Man City – Marcus Rashford
Preston 2-4 NORWICH – Adam Idah (3), Onel Hernandez
Head-to-head: Norwich 1-3 Man Utd, Norwich 0-1 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-2 Norwich, Man Utd 4-0 Norwich, Norwich 0-1 Man Utd, Man Utd 4-0 Norwich
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