Premier League Preview for Norwich City v Swansea City along with Predictions for every result in the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week.
Norwich have been a very erratic team this season. Their recent form has seen them win three and lose three in their last six matches. Their most recent win is certainly the pick of the lot by defeating West Brom at the Hawthorns by a score of 2-0. Their recent home form has also been quite good with three matches unbeaten in the Premier League while scoring four goals and allowing one with two clean sheets.
Swansea has also been quite erratic this season. Playing in the Europa League is definitely taking its toll on them. In Monday’s home match to Hull City they dominated the game with 66% possession and 88% pass completion from a total of 756 passes. Yet this commanding performance did not translate into good chances or goals. They scored one goal after taking only 11 shots with 2 of those on target. In EPL matches following Europa League matches this season Swansea has gone 2-2-4, however it is somewhat ironic that those two wins came in away EPL matches following an away Europa match. I’m going to predict a Norwich City win. They have been playing well at home and Swansea will be coming into Sunday’s match after travelling back from Switzerland in Thursday’s Europa League match against St. Gallen. They have not fared well after Europa League matches and have not played well in general recently.
A win for Norwich would see them go above Swansea in the table with the Swans currently in 10th place with 19 points while Norwich are in 14th with 17.
Betting Odds: Norwich win: 2.77-2.88; Draw: 3.28-3.40; Swansea win: 2.54-2.70
Form: Norwich (L, W, L, W, L, W) Swansea (L, D, W, L, W, D)
Prediction: Norwich City 2 – 1 Swansea City
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