Norwich vs Bournemouth Preview | Premier League Tips

Norwich vs Bournemouth Preview | Premier League Tips

by 8th September 2015

Norwich vs Bournemouth Match Preview, Betting Odds And Tips

Match Odds

Norwich 11/8 – Draw 12/5 – Bournemouth 19/10
Odds shown are from William Hill and are subject to change

Two of the Premier League new boys meet on Saturday, as Norwich host Bournemouth at Carrow Road.
Norwich have made a mixed start to life back in the Premier League, having won one, lost two and drew one of their Premier League games so far.
Last time out the Canaries suffered a 3-0 defeat at Southampton, after Scotland international Steven Whittaker was dismissed for two bookable offences. The dismissal made it difficult for Alex Neil’s side to attack the Saints.
The Canaries strengthened their attacking options on deadline day by bringing in striker Dieumerci Mbokani on a season-loan deal from Dynamo Kiev.
Bournemouth have also taken four points from their first four games in the Premier League. The Cherries seem to be finding their feet in the top-flight, after suffering consecutive defeats in their first two games of the season.
Last time out the team from Dorset drew 1-1 with Leicester at Dean Court, with in-form striker Callum Wilson scoring his fourth goal in his last two games.
Wilson is likely to have a new strike-partner for this clash, as Glenn Murray arrived from Crystal Palace on deadline day to strengthen the Cherries attack. Eddie Howe’s side also signed Aston Villa full-back Joe Bennett on-loan until January.

Facts And Figures

These two teams have never met in the Premier League as it is Bournemouth’s first ever campaign in the top-flight.
In fact the two teams have only met twice in competitive action, with both meetings coming last season in the Championship.
The game at Carrow Road finished in a 1-1 draw, while he Canaries claimed a vital 2-1 victory at Dean Court in January.
Norwich have won just one of their last 11 games in the Premier League, in two spells in the English top-flight.
There has been under 2.5 goals scored in ten of Norwich’s last 12 games at home in the Premier League.

Team News

The home side are without long-term injury casualty defensive midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu. Full-back Whittaker will be missing through suspension following his red card at Southampton. On-loan Liverpool full-back Andre Wisdom may come in at right-back to replace Whittaker.
New signing Dieumerci Mbokani may make his first start up front, with Cameron Jerome under risk of losing his spot as the lone forward.
Bournemouth could give a debut to new signing Glenn Murray up front. The former-Reading star is likely to start in attack, with former-Blackburn star Joshua King rated as doubtful for the clash.
The Cherries have been dealt two terrible injury blows, with the news that record-signing Tyrone Mings will miss the rest of the season, and winger Max Gradel is likely to be out for six months. Marc Pugh could replace Gradel, while Charlie Daniels is likely continue at left-back for Eddie Howe’s team.
Midfielder Harry Arter could also return to the Cherries squad after missing the start of the campaign with a groin injury.

Possible Norwich line-up: Ruddy, Wisdom, Martin, Bassong, Brady, Tettey, Dorrans, Redmond, Hoolahan, Howson, Mbokani

Possible Bournemouth line-up: Boruc, Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels, Ritchie, Surman, O’Kane, Pugh, Murray, Wilson

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Norwich vs Bournemouth Prediction

This game is a difficult one to predict. Both teams have picked-up four points from their first four Premier League outings. I think these two teams could cancel each other out and the game will result in a draw.
With that in mind we will back the draw between Norwich and Bournemouth at odds of 12/5

Our Big Match Tip

For our big match tip on the Premier League clash between Norwich and Bournemouth we are backing a 2-2 draw seeing as both teams have the potential to bang the goals in.
You can currently get odds of 14/1 for the 2-2 draw with William Hill.