After starting the Premier League season in excellent form, Everton have failed to win their last two matches in all competitions. The Toffees suffered a first defeat of the Premier League, losing 3-0 to Aston Villa on matchday 5. The loss ended a four-game unbeaten run to start the season. Everton followed up the league loss with a 2-2 draw against Queens Park Rangers in the Carabao Cup. Rafael Benitez’s team then lost the tie on penalties 8-7 to the Championship club.

Everton vs Norwich Match Preview

With Everton failing to win their last two matches, Benitez’s critics at Goodison Park could become louder. On Saturday afternoon, Norwich City visit Goodison Park, seeking their first win of the Premier League 2021-22 season. Things are not going well for the Canaries.

Daniel Farke’s team has lost five straight league matches and also suffered defeat against Liverpool in the EFL Cup in midweek. The Canaries conceded three goals to fall to the defeat. Fark had an altercation with player Christos Tzolis after the match in midweek due to the Greek player taking a penalty and having it saved. Tzolis is not Norwich City’s designated penalty taker.

Farke’s time could be coming to an end soon at Norwich City despite the excellent work he has done in the Championship. Everton will fancy a win against the league’s bottom of the table club.

Everton vs Norwich City Betting Odds

Everton are heavy favourite to win the match at Goodison Park and get back to winning ways against Norwich City. The Toffees are at the best betting odds of 8/13 to win at full-time against the Canaries. Everton have taken 10 points from 15 possible in the Premier League with a goal difference of +3. Both matches played by Everton at home this season were won. The team has outscored opponents 6-2 on Merseyside this season.

Norwich City have allowed the league’s most goals with 14 this season. They have scored the league’s joint-fewest goals with a mere two. Farke is still looking for the team’s first points of the campaign after five matchdays. Norwich City are –6 in goal difference away from home with six goals allowed and zero scored.

Leading bookies’ best betting odds for Norwich City to win at full-time are at 11/2. The away team has won the last three matches in all competitions between Everton and Norwich City. Two of those three games were won by Norwich City. The last four matches between these teams in all competitions finished with both teams not scoring goals. Their last three matches in all competitions finished with under 2.5 goals scored.

Everton vs Norwich City Team News

Benitez has a number of injuries at Goodison Park going into the game. Forward Richarlison is currently ruled out of the match with a knee injury. No return date has been given for Richarlison to come back into the team. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is also ruled out of the game. He has a shoulder issue. Full-back Seamus Coleman is set to miss the game with a thigh strain.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Fabian Delph are both ruled out of the game. Andre Gomes, Lucas Digne, and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are all three in line to return to the team following injuries. Digne scored in Everton’s Carabao Cup 2-2 draw with QPR. Andros Townsend also tallied a goal.

The number of potential injuries in Everton’s attack could open the door for a Norwich City win or draw. Demarai Gray has three goals this season in five matches. Benitez will start Gray in attack with Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin set to miss the game as it stands.

Farke has no new injury issues, but four players are in the treatment room at Carrow Road. Przemyslaw Placheta is ruled out following a bout of coronavirus. Christoph Zimmermann is ruled out of the game with an ankle injury. Sam Byram is also ruled out with a thigh issue. Todd Cantwell could return to the team following “personnel issues”.

Everton vs Norwich City H2H

Everton and Norwich City met 12 times in all competitions between 2011 and 2020. Everton have posted a record of 3W-6D-3L during that time span. Norwich City have won two of the teams’ last three meetings in all competitions.

The Canaries have a good historic record against the Toffees, and with the injuries Benitez faces ahead of the weekend, Norwich City could get a positive result. Farke’s defence has been poor since matchday 1. They have conceded the most goals in the league with 14.

Everton vs Norwich City Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 10/11 - BET NOW

In recent meetings, Everton and Norwich City have seen both teams not score. Everton have some injury and personnel issues, which could open the door for Norwich City to get on the scoresheet, however. Norwich City have won on their last two trips to Goodison Park, outscoring Everton 4-0. Our betting tips prediction is for the game to finish with both teams scoring.

Norwich City to win either half @ 2/1 - BET NOW

Norwich City have had good spells this season, but they cannot string it together over the course of 90 minutes. Confidence is low at Carrow Road, there is no doubt about it. Yet, the Canaries have done well historically against Everton. Our betting tips prediction is for Norwich City to win either half and to put in a good showing for part of the game versus Everton.

Demarai Gray to score anytime @ 12/5 - BET NOW

Demarai Gray is joint-top scorer for Everton this season. The club made a smart transfer by bringing Gray to Merseyside from Bayer Leverkusen, where he struggled to make the team. Gray has an xG of 1.08 and averages 2.06 shots per game. With Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin both expected to miss the game, he should be deployed in the attack. Our betting tips prediction is for Gray to get a goal for the home side. A win against the league’s bottom team may not come. The Canaries have won on their last two trips to Goodison Park. If Benitez didn’t have so many injury issues, Everton would win. But with the injuries, Norwich City could get a draw.