Bournemouth vs Norwich City 01/16/2016 Premier League Preview, Odds & Prediction
Norwich City vs Bournemouth
Saturday 16th January 2016 10:00 (ET)
The Line: Bournemouth 9/10 Draw 13/5 Norwich City 7/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Live; Westwood Sports; Premier League Extra Time
Massive relegation game here with both Bournemouth and Norwich in need of a win to move away from the relegation zone. Norwich have lost six of their last seven Premier League away games and have really struggled to put together back to back results this season. Norwich are just two points aabove Bournemouth and they will want to extend that gap if they can on Saturday. Jerome, Hoolohan and Brady will be the key men going forward for Norwich but Hoolohan tends to not play as much away from home as Manager Neil goes with a more defensively minded 4-5-1 on the road. Robbie Brady's set pieces and delivery from the wings has been key for the games in which Norwich have excelled. Unfortunatley for the canaries they havent had many games like that on the road this season and they could really do with one here as this is a six pointer for both clubs.
Bournemouth have done some good business in the transfer market already with Iturbe and Afobe coming in last week and both played a small part on Wednesday night as Bournemouth came unstuck against a good West Ham team. Eddie Howe's side will have to be better defensively if they are going to stay up, just three points above the relegation zone the newly promoted side have looked a little rocky in recent weeks. Goals win games and at the moment Bournemouth are having a hard time finding the net with just three goals in their last five games. Bournemouth have a solid team and their home games are going to be hugely important if they are to avoid relegation.
With both teams coming into this one off the back of defeats it's tough to see where both will be mentally but I think at home Bournemouth are deserved favourites, especially giving Norwich's terrible away form. A min bet as not one I am in love with but I am going to take Bournemouth to get the win here.