CHELSEA V NORWICH
Chelsea, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 4-0 Champions League victory versus Malmö FF.
In that match, Chelsea had 73% possession and 20 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Chelsea, the goalscorers were Andreas Christensen (9'), Jorginho (21', 57') and Kai Havertz (48'). Malmö FF got 2 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that there has been much resilience in the Chelsea defence. Chelsea have given the opposition little, seeing the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their past six outings standing at 4.
Ahead of this clash, Chelsea have not lost a league tie with Norwich City in their last 12 games. A decent run, indeed.
In their last fixture, Norwich City drew 0-0 in the Premier League match with Brighton & Hove Albion.
In that game, Norwich City managed 35% possession and 15 shots at goal with 3 on target. Brighton & Hove Albion had 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games involving Norwich City has been evident in recent matches. Looking at their last 6 meetings reveals that this has happened 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal aggregate of 9 and Norwich City have scored 1. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see whether the trend shall be maintained in this upcoming game.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
LEEDS V WOLVES
Leeds United will be hoping for a better result following the 1-0 Premier League defeat last time out to Southampton.
In that game, Leeds United had 55% possession and 3 shots on goal with 0 of them on target. On the other side, Southampton got 19 shots on goal with 4 on target. Armando Broja (53') was the scorer for Southampton.
Leeds United haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 3 against opposing sides during the course of their last 6 fixtures. In those meetings, Leeds United have also seen the number of goals against them come to 7. Such a trend isn’t assured to be continued into this match, of course.
Going into this encounter, Leeds United are winless against Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last 5 league matches.
Wolves go into this match after a 2-3 Premier League win with the downing of Aston Villa in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Wolverhampton Wanderers managed 52% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Wolverhampton Wanderers, goals were scored by Romain Saïss (80'), Conor Coady (85') and Rúben Neves (95'). For their opponents, Aston Villa got 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Danny Ings (48') and John McGinn (68') scored for Aston Villa.
During their six most recent matches, Bruno Lage's Wolverhampton Wanderers have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 10 times, yielding them the goals per game average of 1.67.
Prediction: Both team to score
CRYSTAL PALACE V NEWCASTLE
Crystal Palace prepare for this game following a 2-2 Premier League stalemate versus Arsenal.
In that match, Crystal Palace managed 46% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Crystal Palace, the goalscorers were Christian Benteke (50') and Odsonne Édouard (73'). On the other side, Arsenal had 17 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (8') and Alexandre Lacazette (95') scored for Arsenal.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Crystal Palace have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Crystal Palace have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 10 goals along the way.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League competition, Newcastle United and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Newcastle United had 36% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Newcastle United was Callum Wilson (2'). Tottenham Hotspur got 14 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Tanguy N'Dombelé (17'), Harry Kane (22'), Heung-Min Son (45') and Eric Dier (89' Own goal) scored for Tottenham Hotspur.
Looking at their form, and Newcastle United have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals in total. At the back, Newcastle United could really do with shoring things up. Such a trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this next game, however.
Going into this encounter, Newcastle United haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
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