Norwich City vs Bournemouth 09/12/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds & Prediction
Bournemouth vs Norwich City
Saturday 12th September 2015 10:00(ET)
The Line: Norwich 7/5 Draw 12/5 Bournemouth 11/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Live; Direct Tv; Premier League Extra Time
With two of their big summer signings struck down with cruciate ligament injuries Bournemouth will be hoping to have a little more luck over the coming months. Tyrone Mings and Max Gradel will both be out for the majority of the season over €20million worth of investment which will not be on the field for the newly promoted side. Glenn Murray the former Crystal Palace center forward will need to step up for Eddie Howe's side who have been heavily reliant on Calum Wilson who has taken to Premier League life with four goals in four games. Bournemouth do not look out of their depth here though and I think the Cherries are going to cause a couple of upsets over the season as they enjoy their first ever Premier League campaign.
Norwich City promoted through the playoffs have enjoyed a rollercoaster few seasons and will be looking to establish themselves in the Premier League this season, the first thing will be survival. Alex Neil's side will be looking to summer aquisitions Robbie Brady andMulumbu and Dorrans to bring som creativity and steel to the midfield area. Brady is almost a converted left full at this stage as Hull manager and International manager Martin O'Neill have been trying to convert the former Manchester United winger into a full back. But Brady's delivery from set pieces and the wing make him an important cog in Norwich's offence. Nathan Redmond and Cameron Jerome will be the main goal threats and focal points of the attack and if they can continue to play to a high level then the Canaries can expect some success in the league. Especially at home as Carrow Road is a small intimate ground that creates a great atmosphere.
What should be a good open game here and one that I will be looking forward to having a look at. I'm taking both teams to score here as I see this one being a ding dong battle , it may not be as open and crazy as Bournemouths's 4-3 win over West Ham but I think it will be played in a similar fashion with both teams going for it. This one should be an entertaining encounter. Take both teams to score.