Everton hosts Norwich in a match of the 21st round of the English Premier League. This is a match in which the hosts will try to take the three points, which will help them to return in the top four of the current standings. Norwich so far fails to break away from the relegation zone and is just three points ahead of the 18th in the standings Crystal Palace, so any point they manage to take from this match will be very important in their battle for survival in the Premier League.
Of course, the bookies put Everton in the role of a favorite in this match. Bet365 and William Hill offer 1.44 for a victory for the hosts, while the proposal of bet-at-home is even lower – 1.4.
However, it is important to note that Norwich is in a series of three games without a loss away from home. They made draws against Crystal Palace and Sunderland and won against West Bromwich, but, it should be noted that these are teams from the bottom half of the table, while Everton is another class. It is clear that for the Canaries will be much harder to achieve a positive result in this match.
Here is an interview with Leighton Baines after the last Everton’s match versus Stoke
On the other hand, if you look at the statistics between the two teams, you will see that Norwich has more than decent results against Everton in the recent years. Norwich is unbeaten in the last five matches and the balance is four draws and one win.
Another important thing to note is the regression that Everton’s players have shown in the recent weeks. In November and the early December they achieved very prestigious results against teams like Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool, but in their last matches they conceded a loss from Sunderland at home (although this match was seriously impacted by the early red card which Tim Howard received), a draw against Stoke and a very difficult victory against Southampton.
Video from the last Norwich match versus Crystal Palace
Could Norwich repeat once again their good results against Everton and take something from Goodison Park? The bookies offer pretty good odds for an away win with a handicap of 1.5 goals in favor of Norwich as bet365’s proposal is 1.75. This bet loses only on a victory for Everton with two or more goals. Something that hardly will happen given the statistics of the matches between the two teams in the recent years and the form shown by Everton and Norwich in their last matches of the Premier League.