EPL Betting Preview and Free Play: Liverpool vs. Norwich City – Saturday, February 15, 2020

by Boris Angelov | February 13, 2020 |

Liverpool are marching confidently towards their first title in the Premier League era and while Carrow Road seems to be just another stop of their long journey, Jurgen Klopp's men must remember that Norwich City have already beaten Manchester City earlier in the season. 

The Canaries have failed to beat Liverpool in their last 13 Premier League meetings, losing 11 of them, and have conceded 31 goals in their last 8 matches against the Merseyside Reds. 

The Reds target a 17th successive Premier League victory which would move them closer to Manchester City's record of 18 consecutive wins between August and December 2017.

Their last meeting was the opening game of the 2019-20 Premier League season on 9 August when Jurgen Klopp's side won 4-1 at Anfield. 

Norwich City Betting Preview 

Norwich City are rock bottom of the Premier League table and their poor home record (3W-3D-6L) is not doing them any favor. Daniel Farke's men have the joint-lowest home wins in the League and have scored only 18 goals (75 per cent of their total goals) in 12 home matches so far. 

However, Norwich City have lost only two times in their last 8 matches in all competitions (their visits to Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur) and are unbeaten in their last three home matches (1 win and 2 draws). 

The Canaries will try to build on their latest results and reduce the seven-point gap to 17th-placed Aston Villa, though this seems very unlikely against what seems to be an unstoppable Liverpool side.

Daniel Farke's side have kept only four clean sheets in the ongoing Premier League campaign and two of them have come in the last three matches – a 1-0 home win over AFC Bournemouth and a goalless draw at Newcastle United prior to the break. 

Ben Godfrey served his suspension as he was sent-off in the 1-0 win against AFC Bournemouth last month and the 22-years-old centre-back competes for a starting spot with Grant Hanley, who looked stable in the last few matches and even scored in the 2-1 FA Cup win at Burnley. 

Emiliano Buendía (7 assists in 24 EPL appearances) is set to return to the starting lineup, while the winter arrival Ondrej Duda should keep his starting spot behind Norwich City's top goalscorer Teemu Pukki (11 goals in 24 EPL appearances).

Timm Klose is a long-term absentee for the Canaries, otherwise Daniel Farke has a clean bill of health ahead of the upcoming clash with the runaway leaders.

Liverpool Betting Preview 

The Merseyside Reds have won their last seven Premier League away games and have scored at least two times in all but one (the 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur) of those victories. Their away record is 11W-1D-0L and Jurgen Klopp's men have conceded only six goals in those games. 

The Reds are surely thinking about the upcoming midweek trip to the Spanish capital Madrid, where Jurgen Klopp's men will resume their Champions League campaign against Atletico Madrid. However, Jurgen Klopp takes things one game at a time and Liverpool will play this game with their strongest possible squad, though they are 22 points clear of last season's champions Manchester City. 

All in all, Liverpool have kept 9 clean sheets in their last 10 Premier League matches and the center-back pairing of Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk looks very solid and a foundation of Liverpool's stability throughout. 

Nathaniel Clyne is a long-term absentee for the Reds, while Jurgen Klopp will hope to have the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, James Milner, and Sadio Mane available for selection. Nevertheless, Klopp will not risk any of his players who are not fully fit and that's particularly justifiable, especially for Sadio Mane who has been sidelined with a muscle injury sustained in the 2-1 victory at Wolves last month. 

If the Senegalese is not fully fit to play at Carrow Road, either Divock Origi or Alex Oxlade Chamberlain could both step up to fill the attack role and the latter seems to be a favorite, having scored in each of Liverpool's last two league matches. 

Possible Starting Lineups of Norwich City and Liverpool 

Norwich City: Tim Krul – Sam Byram, Grant Hanley, Christoph Zimmermann, Max Aarons – Kenny McLean, Alexander Tettey – Todd Cantwell, Ondrej Duda, Emiliano Buendia – Teemu Pukki. (4-2-3-1) , 

Liverpool: Alisson – Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson – Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum – Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane. (4-3-3) 

Betting Prediction 

Liverpool have won their last six Premier League away games against Norwich City and this includes some spectacular results, including a 5-4 victory in their last visit to Carrow Road in January 2016. 

Although many expect this to be a routine win for Jurgen Klopp's side, the heavy weather conditions can make the game trickier than anticipated but nevertheless, we expect another high-scoring game between these two sides at Carrow Road. 

Spooky Express Free Pick: Over 3 Goals -120 @ BetOnline for 6/10 Units

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