Norwich City Stats & Analysis
After an impressive 2020/21 season in the Championship, Norwich City earned their spot back into the top-flight. However, their start to this season has been terrible. With 6 losses and 1 draw, Norwich are the worst team in the Premier League and are pinned to the bottom of the table.
Norwich are averaging 0.29 goals scored and 2.29 goals conceded per match, and are winless in the league after Matchday 7. They’ve only scored two goals this season, and their only clean sheet came in their scoreless draw against Burnley. In fact, their most recent draw ended a 16-game losing streak in the Premier League.
Brighton Stats & Analysis
Brighton started their season off much better than expected after years of mediocre performances in the Premier League. With 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, they are 6th in the league standings, and just 2 points adrift of Chelsea.
The Seagulls are averaging 1.14 goals scored and 0.74 conceded per match. Their play in away matches is even better than at home, with 1.33 goals scored and 0.67 conceded. After their 3-3 draw to Wolves, they haven’t conceded more than once in their last 28 games. Only Chelsea (21) and Manchester City (23) have conceded fewer goals than the Seagulls (26).
Norwich City vs Brighton Prediction
The bookmakers have Norwich to win at 3.75 odds, Brighton at 2.15 and a Draw at 3.45 odds. The bookies give the Seagulls an advantage in this one, and for good reason.
Brighton are playing their best football, and their defence is at another level. Their attack can struggle to score at times, but they got the job done against Burnley, Watford, Brentford, Leicester, and Crystal Palace.
On the other side, Norwich are the worst attacking team in the Premier League. They have scored the fewest goals, have the fewest shots on target (17), and the lowest shot conversion rate (2.8%). That said, their defence has also been terrible at home, conceding 2.67 goals per match.
Brighton are by far the better team coming into this one. Their performance this season has been much better than any recent years, and they have what it takes to beat a struggling Norwich side. Backing them at 2.12 odds to win provides excellent value.
Norwich vs Brighton Prediction: Brighton to win at 2.15 odds. Stake: 7/10