Burnley vs Norwich
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 2 October 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Turf Moor.
Burnley and Norwich have been the two worst teams in the competition so far this season, and as expected they are placed 19th and 20th in the table. The two squads have combined to post zero wins so far, and have been conceding goals in huge numbers as well.
This is probably the first time in the campaign that both the teams will not be considered massive underdogs going into a game.
Either team understands that this is a great opportunity to secure a much-needed win, and the expectation is that we are about to witness a competitive game at the Turf Moor.
However, with the defensive issues that’s been plaguing both squads, it’s inferred that goals will come in huge numbers this weekend.
Going on, Norwich are a team that were promoted to the top flight just at the end of the last season, and even before the commencement of the campaign, it was understood that they would struggle to cope with the intensity of teams in the Premier League.
In the meantime, Burnley had finished as the last safe team in the PL in 2020-21. They had finished 17th in the table, and had a goal difference of -22 at the end of their stretch.
By all means, expect a flurry of chances for either team right from the get-go, and as a result, a goal-fest as well.
Burnley vs Norwich: Head-to-head (h2h)
Four of the previous six encounters had three or more goals..
Five of the preceding seven meetings had goals from both teams.
Not once have the hosts failed to score at this stadium in the past two decades.
The last time these two locked horns at this ground, the visitors had registered a 1-2 win.
Burnley vs Norwich Prediction
Burnley were held to a 2-2 draw the last match-day by Leicester. In the meantime, Norwich lost 2-0 on the road against Everton.
Going on, Burnley have a single clean sheet since May, and it had come in the EFL Cup, against a team from lower divisions. And note that they have a single clean sheet at home in the whole of 2021.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a 100% losing record this new season in the PL, and they had conceded the most number of goals in the competition as well.
Moreover, majority of h2h clashes over the years had goals in huge numbers too.
By the looks of things, anticipate a high-scoring affair this Saturday at the Turf Moor.