Insight and Analysis: Norwich vs Arsenal Premier League 2021 Match Prediction and Preview
Norwich vs Arsenal Premier League 2021 Match Prediction, Injuries/Suspension, Match Facts, Team News, Preview and Where to Watch.
If Norwich City is to avoid finishing last in the Premier League (PL) at the end of the season.
They need to halt a five-game losing streak (D2, L3) in which they have only scored once and surrendered seven times.
Due to Covid-19-related postponements, I’ve been out of commission for about two weeks.
Dean Smith’s team has struggled against Arsenal in the past, with no Premier League head-to-head victories since October 2012. (D2, L6).
The ‘Canaries’ had drawn the last two league encounters in this venue, so there is reason to be optimistic.
Despite just having one league win at home this season (D2, L6).
They haven’t given their followers much to cheer about.
They haven’t enthralled neutrals either, with each of their last three Premier League encounters here yielding under 2.5 goals.
A resurgent Arsenal, on the other hand, has been well worth watching recently, as they enter this match on the back of three consecutive league victories.
And a thrashing 5-1 win over Sunderland in the EFL Cup midweek.
In four Premier League games, they have not conceded a goal in the first half (W3, L1).
They’ve also won all four games they’ve played this season to a 0 score against teams in the bottom four.
Despite their poor league away form this season, the ‘Gunners’ will be fourth at Christmas regardless of the outcome today (W3, D1, L5).
Three of those losses have come on the road in their last four PL visits.
They’ll try to add to their tally of just two away league goals after half-time this season as favourites to win at Carrow Road.Manchester City vs Leicester Premier League 2021 Match Prediction
Players to keep an eye on
Todd Cantwell was the last Norwich player to score, with three of his last six senior club goals coming between the 65th and 80th minute.
Gabriel Martinelli has scored three times before the 50th minute in Arsenal’s last two Premier League games, indicating that he is more prone to strike early.
In five of Arsenal’s last six competitive matches, goals have been scored in both halves (W4, L2).
Following positive COVID-19 testing, Pierre Lees-Melou, Lukas Rupp, Josh Sargent, and Christos Tzolis have been recovering and may be available here.
For the home side, evaluation will be done on Ozan Kabak.While Christoph Zimmermann, Grant Hanley, Andrew Omobamidele, and Milot Rashica will be absent.
Dean Smith has verified that Mathias Normann needed surgery and has ruled him out.
Smith stated that there were new COVID-19 cases in the Norwich camp, but he didn’t say which ones tested positive.
Tim Krul is one of them, and Angus Gunn will fill in.
Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari both tested positive for COVID-19 lately.
While Ainsley Maitland-Niles has missed the last two games owing to an illness unrelated to COVID, he is training ahead of Sunday’s encounter.
Albert Sambi Lokonga is back in training after a COVID-19 test came back negative, and he will be considered at Carrow Road.
After being forced off in the 4-1 win against Leeds, Mikel Arteta would hope to have Takehiro Tomiyasu available.
Arteta may stick with the same starting lineup, however Cedric is ready to go in for Tomiyasu if necessary.
Factors to Consider
Norwich has lost 25 out of their last 27 games (Premier League).
In their last three home games, Norwich has failed to score (Premier League).
In Arsenal’s last four away games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
Arsenal has won their last three games (Premier League).
Arsenal has won all nine of their games against Norwich in all competitions.
In Norwich’s last three home games, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
In five of their last six games, Arsenal has scored at least two goals (Premier League).
When this Boxing Day match begins, it will have been 12 days since Norwich’s last game.
The Canaries have lost three of their previous five games and are rooted to the bottom of the standings.
Arsenal qualified for the Carabao Cup semi-finals with a 5-1 win over Sunderland on Tuesday night, and they have now won four consecutive games.
Last weekend’s win at Leeds broke a three-game road losing streak.
The Gunners are in terrific form heading into Sunday’s encounter and should win for the fifth time in a row at the cost of Norwich.
Where to Watch
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