Kick-off: 1500, 28/09/2019
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace were denied a second successive home win by a stoppage-time Wolves equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park last weekend.
Norwich came back to earth with a bump following their win over champions Manchester City as they were beaten 2-0 by Burnley at Turf Moor.
The Eagles to prevail at 19/20 is tempting enough as our opening Crystal Palace vs Norwich prediction.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Diogo Jota’s late leveller prevented Palace from responding to their 4-0 thrashing at Tottenham in the best way.
Roy Hodgson’s side took the lead through Leander Dendoncker’s own goal in the 46th minute, but a mistake at the back saw the visitors level with virtually the last kick of the game.
Hodgson was left frustrated with Palace playing against 10 men for the final 17 minutes – when Romain Saiss received a second yellow – and squandering several chances during that period.
He said: “When you think it’s our game, our three points and it suddenly becomes one, it’s like a defeat. It’s unbelievably disappointing.
“I thought we did more than enough in the second half of the game to win it. It was a very good second-half performance.
“Perhaps we should have taken one or two of those very good chances we created and the situations we created around the penalty area, and then maybe we wouldn’t have been concerned about the last minute of the game and a cross coming into our box.”
That Jota goal was the first time the Palace defence has been breached at home in the league this season.
Looking at the Crystal Palace vs Norwich odds, the home side to win to nil at 13/5 catches the eye.
Last Palace line-up: Guaita, Ward, Van Aanholt, Sakho, Schlupp, Cahill, Milivojevic, Kouyate, McArthur, Ayew, Zaha.
Palace could be without Mamadou Sakho after the defender felt a “slight strain”, according to Hodgson, and he also confirmed Connor Wickham would not be part of the squad on Saturday despite returning to first-team training this week.
A Look At Norwich City’s Betting Odds
A week after stunning champions Manchester City, the Canaries were undone by an early barrage from Burnley.
The first 15 minutes saw a virtual siege of the Norwich goal – although Teemu Pukki was denied by Nick Pope in a one-on-one situation – and the visitors did not help themselves by giving the ball away in dangerous situations.
They paid twice for not marking Chris Wood, whose goals came from a combined six yards.
German midfielder Moritz Leitner says Norwich must learn to fight harder at places like Turf Moor but will not compromise their style of play.
He said: “We can be successful with our football, of course. We have to show in our heart, we have to leave our heart on the pitch.
“It’s every time the same. Not only to play football like on the beach, also to show emotion and to fight for the games, then we can play our football.
“But the important things are always stick together and work hard. First we have to fight. Of course we are disappointed and we want to take points in the next game.”
The Canaries also lost 2-0 at West Ham last month so another defeat by the same scoreline at 21/2 completes our Crystal Palace vs Norwich betting tips.
Last Norwich line-up: Krul, Byram, Amadou, Godfrey, Lewis, Tettey, McLean, Buendia, Stiepermann, Cantwell, Pukki.
Goalkeeper Tim Krul is set to be out with a back problem, but defender Max Aarons will travel with the squad after recovering from an ankle injury. Alex Tettey picked up a minor groin problem at Burnley so is not involved.
PALACE 1-1 Wolves – Dendoncker (og)
Burnley 2-0 NORWICH
Head-to-head: Palace 1-0 Norwich, Norwich 1-3 Palace, Palace 1-1 Norwich, Norwich 1-0 Palace
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