Two of the teams fighting for a survival in the Premier League will meet each other in a match on January 1. Crystal Palace welcomes Norwich to Selhurst Park in a crucial match, which will give a step forward to one of the teams and will seriously jeopardize the other in the battle for retaining Premier League spot.
The hosts of Crystal Palace have performed a little better lately. They managed to take four wins and a draw in their last 10 matches and won 13 out of 30 possible points for the period. For comparison Norwich took 11 points in their last 10 matches with recorded three wins and two draws. It should be noted that the losses for the visitors came from teams in the top half of the table such as Liverpool, Manchester City, Newcastle United and Manchester United.
A little over a month ago the two teams played their first match together when Norwich managed to take a tough home win with 1-0 after a goal scored by Gary Hooper.
Video from the Norwich’s lost from Manchester United in the last round of EPL
In a match of such importance for both teams, the concentration and effectiveness in front of the goal will affect greatly the final result.
In both factors both teams are pretty equal. In their last four matches at home Crystal Palace managed to score only three goals and created 47 goal attempts. The results for Norwich in their last four away matches are very close – the Canaries have scored four goals and created 46 chances for goal.
Video from the Crystal Places’s lost from Manchester City in the last round of EPL
All this suggests that the draw in the match is likely. The proposals of the bookmakers for such an outcome are good, the best ratio is offered by bet365 – 3.3. The proposal of bet-at-home is 3.2 and William Hill offers to its customers odds of 3 for the possible draw in the match between Crystal Palace and Norwich.