This is the kind of game a lot of people would easily write off as a home win. However, knowing that this is football and some unbelievable things just happen every week, would you quickly write this one-off? Chelsea seems to be maintaining that 3rd position. On the other hand, Norwich appears to be finding it difficult to get any step up the ladder. Let’s see who stands a higher chance of winning this game.
Head to Head (H2H)
Since their last matches against each other, Norwich has only managed to secure one win, and it was through penalties. The Chelsea side seems to be more stringent than the Norwich side every year. However, there have been two games since their last head to heads, which ended in a draw.
Not so much can be said about these two teams and their winning or losing margins. Although Chelsea has been on the winning side most of the time, they have scarcely won the game with a margin of over one goal. The last time they won with a 2-goal margin was in 2013 in a match that ended in 1 – 3 with Norwich as the home team. With the unpredictability hovering over the premier league, especially Chelsea, can we comfortably say this match would favor the home team?
Previous games records
Since the premier league’s resumption, Chelsea seems to have been doing well, winning 4 of the games and unbelievably losing 2. They won their first match against Aston Villa with 1 – 2 on the scoreboard. Then went on to win Manchester City with the same scoreline. Leicester got a share of it, and so did Watford and Crystal Palace. They, however, lost to Westham and Sheffield.
Norwich, on the other hand, has performed exceptionally terribly. They were winning none, drawing none, losing all. The team seems to be in terrible form, and its position on the table would clearly show that. Since the resumption of the premier league, they’ve lost to Southampton in a game that ended 0 – 3 and went further to lose 0 – 1 to Everton. Manchester United also deposited two goals as the away team, which was right before losing a whopping 4 – 0 to Arsenal. They went on to lose to Brighton, Watford, and Westham. Does this team pose any threat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge?
These two teams don’t seem to be any level near each other; their standings on the table already clearly show who the better side is. The Chelsea attack is so much better and can break through Norwich’s defense without so much obstacle or contest. Norwich fans can only hope for a miracle.
Chelsea is the better side, and we’ll predict the scoreline to be a 3 – 0 win for Chelsea.
The odds can be placed at 1.3 for Chelsea to win, 15.4 for Norwich to win, and 7.5 for a draw, which is very unlikely.
Well, may the better team win.