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- Norwich have won their last two Premier League games and their last three in all competitions.
- Crystal Palace have lost their last three away from home in the league, failing to score on each occasion.
- The Eagles have managed just one win away from home in the Premier League in 10 attempts, with five defeats.
- Two of Palace’s last three away losses have been 1-0 defeats.
Norwich bid to extend winning streak
Crystal Palace brushed Norwich aside with a 3-0 victory when these two teams met at Selhurst Park at the end of December but Wednesday’s game at Carrow Road could be a much tighter affair.
Since that loss, the Canaries have won four of their five games and have six points from a possible nine in the league.
That victory was Palace’s last in the league and they have just one point to show from their last three games, and as such I feel the hosts are worth backing in this midweek clash.
Norwich do have a few injury concerns and keeper Tim Krul will miss a third game in a row due to a shoulder issue. However, Angus Gunn kept a clean sheet in the win over Watford in their last league outing and then veteran Michael McGovern made it back-to-back shut-outs for Dean Smith’s men in the FA Cup win at Wolves at the weekend so they should be able to cope without the Dutchman in goal.
Norwich have momentum
Norwich lost six Premier League games in a row from the start of December to January 12 but a win over Everton in mid-January kickstarted a revival. The Carrow Road club have won their last three games, conceding just once in that run, and the visit of poor travellers Palace looks a great opportunity to pick up a vital three points in their battle against the drop.
The Eagles have only won once away from home, an improbable win at Manchester City, and have lost five of their 10 trips so far – including each of their last three.
Norwich have only managed two home wins this season but they did beat Everton in their last game at Carrow Road, and as they have won their last two Premier League games they have given themselves a real platform to build on in the battle against the drop.
Goals could be in short supply
Palace have failed to score in each of their last three away games in the Premier League but they have only conceded five themselves during that run.
Norwich have three clean sheets in their last five games so a home win to nil has a chance here. Two of Norwich’s last four wins have been 1-0 successes and two of Crystal Palace’s last three away defeats have been by that scoreline. Four of the Eagles’ last six defeats have been by one-goal margins, so a 1-0 win for the hosts is my correct score selection.
Norwich predicted lineup: Gunn, Hanley, Gibson, Aarons, Williams, McLean, Gilmour, Lees Melou, Sargent, Pukki, Rashica
Crystal Palace predicted lineup: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Hughes, Gallagher, Schlupp, Olise, Zaha, Edouard
- At least one team has failed to score in three of Crystal Palace’s last four Premier League away games
- Norwich have got two Premier League wins in a row while Crystal Palace have three losses in their last four away
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