Arsenal vs Norwich
WED 1st JULY 2020 – KO 18:00
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
It’s Arsenal vs Norwich on Wednesday 1st July with kick-off scheduled for 18:00. Norwich will arrive in London looking for a life-line from the relegation zone, while Arsenal will be hoping a victory will allow them to leapfrog Spurs in the Premier League table.
Arsenal will be back at the Emirates for the first time since the break ended. They will be grateful to be facing a team which currently sit bottom of the Premier League. The Canaries fly-in to North London following a tough fixture against Man Utd in the FA Cup, a game which needed extra-time to decide the clash.
Mikel Arteta’s team will be hopeful of beating Norwich. However, how many times have the Gunners gone into a game with this mindset only to come up short? Bad results against Brighton and Man City are still fresh in the memory. The table positions of both clubs suggest Arsenal will prevail. Still, Norwich is fighting for their Premier League survival and gave an excellent performance against United at the weekend.
From a betting perspective, the goals market could be a safer option than the outright result market. Arsenal has scored exactly two goals in each of their last three outings. Norwich hasn’t found the net in their previous three Premier League games – making 2-0 to the Arsenal a decent punt. You can get odds of 13/2 on that scoreline with Boylesports online.
It’s dire times for Norwich at the moment, and a trip to Arsenal following a tough game against Man Utd isn’t going to do much to lift the spirits of the Norwich faithful. Finding the back of the net is a significant problem for the Canaries, as is the lack of points, one typically follows the other! However, the performance against United gave fans some hope.
As we know, Arsenal can collapse if events on the pitch start to go against them. For that to happen, Norwich will probably have to score first, and that looks unlikely given recent form.
Norwich can claim the worst away record in the whole Premier League. So the prospects of pulling off a result of any type at the Emirates looks a long-shot. This explains why the Canaries are priced up at 6/1 to win away by Boylesport. Even those odds seem too short for me!
Norwich will be without Timm Klose after his red card against United on Saturday. Lukas Rupp and Todd Cantwell are doubtful too. Arsenal has doubtfuls too: Lucas Torreira, Calum Chambers, Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari, Bernd Leno and David Luiz will likely all miss the game.