Manchester City made a false start
Will any of you take advantage of a Manchester City victory bet? This is a joke…
However, there are bettors who do it not to win, but to be tested.
In my previous forecast, I noted the strange trend for citizens to work slowly in the season.
If in the past I explained it to the large number of new players who needed time to build relationships with each other.
I now attribute it more to the planned pre-season training.
As in any sport, in football the exact periods of the season are planned, in which there can be peaks in achievements.
Apparently the start of the season does not apply to them for Manchester City.
It was interesting to me that their loss to Tottenham was definitely undeserved according to xG data .
But at the same time, the Citizens had only 4 accurate shots.
Only pure and unrealized situations are definitely a sign of poor form of the performers.
Agree that in their class we can have no doubts.
Norwich is careless in defense
For Norwich, I also shared that they are a bit of a "gambling" team.
They were very productive in the Championship.
As their ability to at least create positions was transferred to the Premier League. But unfortunately their naivety too.
Norwich was, is and will continue to be a team careless in defense.
If you look impartially at their loss to Liverpool, you will have to note that Norwich deserved at least a point.
And by no means such a crushing loss with 0-3. My words are also confirmed by the xG data.
Norwich had included 5 new players. And yet, they looked like a well-coordinated team.
This team only needs an improvement in defense.
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Forecast for Man City - Norwich
So, we have two teams dissatisfied with their first meetings of the season.
There can be no nerves. And especially with the hosts, if they do not reach an early goal.
Offenses in attack and at least one card for Manchester City is the least in these conditions.
Norwich, it seems strange to me that they can't make at least 2 corners in the match.
This is a subsistence minimum not only if you keep the result with frequent delays around the flag.
But especially if you lag behind in the result. Which, you will agree, is quite likely.
I will combine these two possibilities in my prediction for Manchester City - Norwich.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Man City is in a series of 46 games without a draw: 38-0-9.
- City have won 7 of their last 9 home games against Norwich: 7-1-1.
- Norwich have lost just 2 of their last 9 games: 6-1-2.
- He has over 2.5 goals in 7 of Norwich's last 9 games.