Norwich City go into matchday 8 of the Premier League season desperately needing points to save their season. The Canaries have taken one point from 21 on offer this season and sit three points from safety. A win could send Daniel Farke’s team out of the relegation zone. Standing in Norwich City’s way of a win on Saturday at Carrow Road are the league’s surprise package, Brighton.

Norwich City vs Brighton Match Preview

Graham Potter’s team is playing well going into matchday 8. Brighton are sixth in the standings and a mere two points off of first-place Chelsea. A win for Brighton and results going their way would send the Seagulls into first place.

It is unlikely that Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City will all lose this weekend. Therefore, Brighton need to win the match on Saturday at Carrow Road to keep pace with the rest of the top-six pack.

These teams last met in 2019-20 with Brighton winning both matches in the Premier League. The Seagulls outscored Norwich City 3-0 over the course of 180 minutes of football. Brighton are one of the Premier League’s most in-form teams. They are on a four-match unbeaten streak, but two straight games have finished in draws. Norwich City are coming off of a draw with Burnley on matchday 7. Neither side find the back of the net.

Norwich City vs Brighton Betting Odds

 

 

Norwich City conceded 13 goals over the course of the team’s last six games. Just two goals were scored by the Canaries at the time. The team is coming off of a nil-nil draw against Burnley. A win would have been better, but the Canaries were at least able to get a point in a six-points relegation fixture.

 

Brighton took 11 points from 18 possible in the Premier League over the course of their last six matches. The Seagulls scored just six times over the course of their last six games with four goals conceded. Brighton are coming off of a nil-nil draw with Arsenal on matchday 7.

Leading bookies’ best betting odds on a Norwich City win are at 13/5. Norwich City have lost all three matches at Carrow Road this season. They have been outscored 8-2 by opponents. Bookies’ best betting odds for a Brighton win at full-time are at 23/20.

The Seagulls go into the game unbeaten on the road this season. Brighton have taken seven points from nine this season on the road. They have scored just four times with two goals conceded away from home. Both teams drew on matchday 7 and the bookies’ best betting odds are at 12/5 for the teams to draw at full-time.

Norwich City vs Brighton Team News

Farke has four players on the injury list going into the game on Saturday at home. Mathias Normann has a chest injury and is a doubt for the game. Christoph Zimmermann could return to the team for the fixture following an ankle injury. Midfielder Todd Cantwell is still a doubt with an Achilles injury. Sam Byram is ruled out of the game with a thigh injury.

Norwich City have allowed the joint-most goals this season with 16 in the league. Meanwhile, the attack has posted the Premier League’s lowest number of goals. Norwich City have tallied two goals during the campaign – both scored by Teemu Pukki.

Potter has more names on the Brighton injury list going into the fixture. Steven Alzate has an ankle injury and is ruled out of the fixture. Striker Danny Welbeck is also ruled out of the weekend game due to a muscle injury.

The Brighton manager has three players potentially ready for a return. Adam Webster is nearing a comeback following a thigh injury. Midfielder Yves Bissouma is ready to come back from a knee injury and could be in the starting XI. Fellow midfielder Enock Mwepu could return to the team following groin strain.

Norwich City vs Brighton H2H

Brighton won the two most recent matches between these teams. Those games were played in 2019-20 as Brighton won to nil in both games. The Seagulls outscored Norwich City 3-0 during that time period. Brighton are unbeaten on the road this season, but they have scored just four goals this term away from home.

Norwich City’s two goals this season have come at home. They have failed to win or draw any of those games. The last five games between Norwich City and Brighton finished in wins to nil in all competitions.

Norwich City vs Brighton Prediction

Brighton to win to nil @ 13/5 - BET NOW

 

 

The last time these teams met during the 2019-20 Premier League season, Brighton won both matches to nil versus Norwich City. Norwich City have scored a mere two goals in seven games, the league’s lowest goal total. The Canaries have not scored in either of their last two games in the league. Our betting tips prediction is for Brighton to win to nil and continue their unbeaten streak in the league.

 

Neal Maupay to score anytime @ 7/4 - BET NOW

 

 

Neal Maupay has tallied four goals in seven games for Brighton this season. Maupay averages a goal every 146 minutes in the Premier League this season. He has scored two goals in his last three games in the division. Our betting tips prediction is for Maupay to score anytime versus Norwich City.

 

Brighton to score first @ 31/40 - BET NOW

 

 

Brighton should claim another win versus Norwich City and keep up with the rest of the top-six clubs. In the team’s last two matches played in 2019-20, Brighton scored first versus the Canaries. In five of the team’s last nine games in the league, Brighton scored first.

 

Watford have conceded the first goal in each of their seven matches in the Premier League this season. Our betting tips prediction is for Brighton to score first and win the match on Saturday at Carrow Road.

Brighton have stuck with Potter after some indifferent performances over the last few seasons. Their dedication to Potter has paid off. Brighton could crack the top four this week in the league.