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Sat 30 Nov 2013 15:00 – Norwich v Crystal Palace (Carrow Road)

Posted on November 29, 2013 by in English Premier League

Sat 30 Nov 2013 15:00 – Norwich v Crystal Palace (Carrow Road)

Referee: Chris Foy

After five straight away defeats, Crystal Palace finally won a game on the road against Hull last weekend. They also scored only their third away goal of the season to secure a 1-0 victory against the Tigers. The Eagles will have new Manager Tony Pulis in the dugout this weekend and will be hoping for a positive “honeymoon” period under their new boss. Norwich have not had a great start to the season either and Chris Hughton’s men are just four points ahead of their relegation rivals ahead of this clash.

Both teams have been burdened with long injury lists for a while now and will enter this game with six absences apiece. Palace may have McCarthy available after a recent groin injury.

Norwich score an average of 1.2 goals per game at home and the same number against while Palace score an average of just 0.5 goals per game away from home yet concede an average of 1.8. Both teams have good disciplinary records and there is a very high possibility of fewer than 35.5 booking points in this game as 100% of Norwich’s home games, and 67% of Palace’s away games have produced this result.  Some great stats for online betting.

Initially this game looks like a home win when you take the away form of Crystal Palace into account; but the home draw against Everton and the away win at Hull, combined with the appointment of a new Manager, could give them the boost they need to get a result from this game. Norwich are by no means convincing at home but had their best result yet in their last home fixture against West Ham. This will be a tight game that could end in a no-score or low-score draw.

Match prediction: Norwich 1-1 Crystal Palace