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Prediction: Manchester United vs Norwich

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 10 Jan 2020

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Prediction: Manchester United win

Best Odds: 4/11

Bookmaker: bet365

Premier League football is back in our lives once again this weekend with a string of fascinating games to sink your teeth into. One such encounter will take place at Old Trafford, as Manchester United go toe to toe with Norwich City. The visitors are attempting to get themselves out of the relegation struggle they’re currently locked into, whereas the Red Devils may be going in search of a stay of execution for the under pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United

Manchester United are no longer a force to be reckoned with in English football and it’s about time that we all start coming to terms with that. The rebuilding project at this club is going to take at least five years, and we honestly aren’t so sure that they’re going to be able to win a trophy in that time. Things just look incredibly disjointed and when you’ve got players like Ashley Young, who has been one of their biggest liabilities, looking to leave, you know that there’s a problem.

Team News

Injury problems are the name of the game for an awful lot of teams and that includes United, with Harry Maguire’s recent muscle tear ensuring that he joints Bailly, Fosu-Mensah, Rojo, Dalot, McTominay and Pogba on the shelf with Jones set to be evaluated before kick-off.

Norwich

The Canaries have played some great football so far this season but that hasn’t necessarily always translated into victories. They need to try and find the sort of rhythm that is going to get them results whilst also maintaining their attacking philosophy. We aren’t convinced that it’s going to be possible but either way, the January transfer window is going to play a significant role in this story as they attempt to bring in a few new faces for the busy second half of the campaign.

Team News

Idah will be hoping to make his league debut after his strong performance in the FA Cup with Pukki being a risk. Klose, Drmic & Godfrey have all been ruled out.

Factors to Consider

  • In their last meeting earlier this season, Manchester United beat Norwich 3-1.
  • Manchester United have won two, drawn one and lost three of their last six games.
  • Norwich have won one, drawn three and lost two of their last six games.
  • Manchester United have scored seven goals and conceded eight in their last six games.
  • Norwich have scored nine goals and conceded nine in their last six games.

Conclusion

This is the perfect game for United to return to form – and yet, you just know they’re going to stumble over the finish line as opposed to making a real statement of intent. There are plenty of different directions that this could go in but we see United struggling to contain Norwich for large periods of the game but managing to keep it goalless, before United manage to edge out a goal in the final few minutes, claiming a win that a lot of people will suggest they don’t deserve.

Prediction: Manchester United win

Best Odds: 4/11

Bookmaker: bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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