Aston Villa vs Norwich City 12/26/2019 Predictions, Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Aston Villa vs Norwich City 12/26/2019 –A Boxing Day collision of relegation-threatened teams will take place on Thursday, December 26, as Aston Villa and Norwich City lock horns for a chance to improve their standing in the English Premier League table. Kick-off begins at 10:00 AM at the Villa Park with the Lions seeking for their first victory since November 26. The live television broadcast is available in the United Kingdom through Amazon Prime Video while NBC Sports Gold will air the fixture live in NBC Sports Gold. SofaScore will stream the game live as well. The Canaries, on the other hand, will try to use the morale-boosting draw against Leicester City as motivation to avoid relegation. Spread betting sports favor the home squad to take the victory and further relegate the visitors to the bottom of the table.
Spread betting sports favor the home squad to take the victory and further relegate the visitors to the bottom of the table.
Aston Villa vs Norwich City 12/26/2019
The first half of the month of December is something to forget for 17th-running Aston Villa (4-3-11 win-draw-loss, 15 points) as the XI of manager Dean Smith have not registered a victory in five matches, losing their last three games against upper-table teams Chelsea (1-2), Leicester City (1-4) and Sheffield United (0-2). In their last game against Southampton, where they lost 1-3, the Villa defense allowed Danny Ings to score a brace and Jack Stephens to register another for good measure. The setback was demeaning for the Lions as they had the advantage in possessions, 56% to 44%. Aston Villa will rely on the goal-scoring capabilities of Wesley and Jack Grealish to pull off a victory against the Canaries.
Players to Watch:
Jack Grealish (4 goals, 4 assists); Wesley (4 G, 1 A); John McGinn (3 G, 2 A); Anwar El-Ghazi (3 G, 4 A); Trezeguet (3 G, 1 A).
Norwich City (3-3-12, 12 points) will look to restore their frustrating English Premier League campaign and keep their retention hopes alive with a win against Aston Villa. It has been a month since they last tasted victory against Everton and they have strung up two draws and three losses in their last five games. However, the 1-2 loss in their last match against Wolverhampton is an ominous sign that Norwich City are looking to contend in the second half of the tournament. They took the early lead in the 17th minute and could have pulled off an upset against the sixth-running Wolves if not for the two goals for Roman Saiss and Raul Jimenez in the second half. Norwich City’s campaign rests on the shoulders of Teemu Pukki, who scored nine goals in 17 games this season.
Players to Watch:
Teemu Pukki (9 goals, 3 assists); Todd Cantwell (4 G, 2 A); Kenny McLean (1 G, 1 A); Alexander Tettey (1 G, 1 A); Emiliano Buendia (5 A).
Aston Villa vs Norwich City Betting Numbers
Summary: Online sportsbook sees an Aston Villa victory over Norwich City with Villa further burying the Canaries at the bottom of the pack. Norwich City needs a minor miracle just like in their game against Leicester City to keep their Premier League retention hopes alive.
Moneyline: Aston Villa holds a moneyline of +102 for the game while Norwich City are given a +254 moneyline. A draw between the two teams generates a +298 moneyline.
Score Prediction: Aston Villa will win the match over Norwich, 2-1.