- Norwich are winless across their last eight
- Leeds lost only one of their last five games at Carrow Road
- The teams’ first meeting in the EPL
Norwich will play host to Leeds on Sunday, October 31, at Carrow Road in their first EPL head-to-head meeting in their history. The teams have previously played each other in the Championship, splitting two wins apiece across their last four.
The game will be a part of the 10th round of the 2021/22 English Premier League. Norwich will chase their first win of the season, while Leeds look to add their second after nine outings.
Norwich vs Leeds Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: Soccer
- Teams: Leeds at Norwich
- Where: Norwich, Carrow Road
- Date: Sunday, October 31
- Betting Odds: Norwich +245 | Draw +250 | Leeds +105 (at PointsBet)
Norwich Preview: The Canaries’ Poor Form
Norwich haven’t had the best start to the season, losing seven of their opening nine outings. The remaining two – against Burnley (0-0) and Brighton (0-0) – ended in a draw. To make matters worse for the hosts, Norwich’s goal difference is at 2-23, making it very clear that something isn’t clicking in the team.
On a more positive note, Norwich have done relatively better at home, where they are 0-1-3 with a 2-8 goal difference. In their last home game, Norwich drew with Brighton, which isn’t exactly a huge accomplishment, yet still something the Canarias can feel good about.
Regardless of that minor victory, Norwich seems like a seriously flawed team on both ends of the pitch. They’ve scored only two goals this season – both via Teemu Pukki – and have been anything but threatening in the attack.
Even their defensive showings aren’t particularly impressive, making it very difficult to make a solid case for the hosts.
Leeds Preview: Looking to Pile Misery on Norwich
Lack of summer movements and growing injury problems have hindered Leeds’ chances to make much noise this term. They have won only one game this term, and even that was a less-than-convincing 1-0 win against Watford.
Like Norwich, Leeds are not in a great position ahead of the 10th round of the EPL; however, they have still achieved much more than the Canaries. With eight goals scored over nine games, Leeds have proven that they can be threatening and have even had some solid showings of late.
While their goals conceded (16) might concern some, they have done relatively well defending their net even against some top teams in the league. On a more positive note, Leeds is bound to improve once their injuries are cleared and should feel confident visiting Carrow Road, where they’ve lost only one of their last five matches.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This Soccer Game
Leeds enter this match as the betting favorites, priced at +105, which makes a lot of sense. And not necessarily because they’re that much stronger than Norwich, but rather because the hosts are much worse.
Priced at very generous betting odds (+245), Norwich’s chances to cause an upset seem slim, and that’s a fair assessment. They’ve been nothing but disappointing throughout the season, and they’ve yet to show anything that would make you feel confident about them.
Admittedly, Leeds are not very good, but they’re definitely better than Norwich.
Norwich vs Leeds Pick
- KnupSports.com Free Betting Pick: Leeds to win +105 (at PointsBet)
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