The Premier League action rolls on this week as two sides at the bottom of the league standings meet at Vicarage Road. There will be tension on both sides, as Norwich and Watford will be aware that there season could hinge on the result that they get in this fixture. Three points will be huge for the winner, while defeat could mean that the losing side could be resigned to relegation this season.
When: Tuesday 7th July 2020
Where: Vicarage Road
How To Watch: Sky Sports
Watford vs Norwich City Odds
Recent Form Of Teams
The writing has been on the wall for both of these sides throughout the season, as they have both been locked in the relegation battle since very early on in the season. Watford had looked doomed earlier in the season, but the upturn in form following the arrival of Nigel Pearson did increase their chances of survival. However, since the restart, their form hasn’t been very good as they have picked up just one point from a possible 12. They have also lost their last three games, which means that there is just one point between themselves and the relegation places at present.
This will be a huge fixture for the Hornets as they cannot afford another slip-up, as that will ensure that both Bournemouth and Aston Villa remain within touching distance of them. Watford were well beaten in their last fixture in the Premier League as they were swatted aside by a ruthless Chelsea. The Hornets only mustered 28% of the possession, and goals from Oliver Giroud, Willian and Ross Barkley ensured a comfortable event at Stamford Bridge for the Blues.
Norwich are in worse form that their opponents this week, as they are yet to pick up a single point from their fixtures since the restart. They have lost five matches in a row, and the gap between themselves and survival remains seven points with five games remaining.
The inability of sides above them in picking up points means that they still have a chance of survival this season, but the chances of the Canaries staying in the Premier League are fading with every passing week. Norwich’s defeat on Saturday against Brighton & Hove Albion was a hammer blow to their chances of staying in the top-flight, as Leandro Trossard scored the only goal of the game after 25 minutes.
Recent Meetings Between Sides
Norwich have a surprisingly good record against Watford, as they have won four of the previous six in all competitions. However, only three of these meetings have come in the Premier League, with Watford having won two of these fixtures. Among their successes was their 2-0 victory from earlier in the season at Carrow Road.
Watford vs Norwich City Picks
This game is huge for both sides, and is an old fashioned six-pointer. The losing side will have a huge challenge to stay in the division, and it could be a cagey fixture. However, the preference would be for the home sides to get all three points.
Pick: Watford to win at -152 with BetOnline.ag.