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- Both teams to score has been a winning bet in 12 of Southampton’s last 14 games.
- Only Manchester City have denied Norwich a goal in their last six games.
- The Canaries have conceded at least three goals in four of their last five losses.
- Che Adams has two goals and an assist in his last three games.
Surging Saints face Norwich test
Norwich took a surprise lead at Liverpool last time out but were unable to hold on as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat and now they head to Southampton for a Friday night Premier League fixture.
The Canaries performed well at Anfield despite failing to claim any points and they should head to Southampton in confident mood.
However, Saints are in the middle of an impressive run and have only lost one of their last 11 games in all competitions.
The hosts are the favourites to win this fixture and they may well be able to pick up all three points, but Norwich have shown real fight recently so instead I’m backing both teams to score at just shy of evens for the main bet.
Both teams capable of scoring
There have been goals at both ends in 12 of Southampton’s last 14 games in all competitions and they have only failed to score in one of those games. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men have scored in each of their last 10 home games, with both teams to score landing in seven of those fixtures.
Norwich have a fairly dismal attacking record with just 15 goals in 25 Premier League games so far but they have fared better recently. The visitors have scored in five of their last six games in all competitions, only drawing a blank against Manchester City, and the fact they found a way through at Anfield suggests they can at least score at St Mary’s.
Saints form hard to ignore
I may be expecting Norwich to grab a goal, but Southampton are a formidable side at St Mary’s and they are unbeaten in 10 in all competitions at their home ground.
Saints have won two of their last three Premier League home games and their one draw during that run came against Man City. The hosts have also managed seven goals across those three games and Norwich have conceded at least three goals in four of their last five league defeats, so a 3-1 win for Saints has a chance in the correct score bet.
Southampton do tend to share their goals around but one man stands out ahead of this game. Che Adams scored in the reverse fixture, a 2-1 win for Norwich, and is in form with two goals and an assist in his last three games so the 25-year-old forward looks a contender for an anytime effort on Friday.
Predicted lineups to follow
- Six of Southampton’s last eight Premier League home games have ended with both sides scoring
- No team has sustained more Premier League reverses with over 3.5 goals than Norwich have this season
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