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Norwich City vs Sunderland 16 April 2016: EPL Preview and Predictions

Soccer | Norwich City (17th) Sunderland (18th)

With Norwich City losing to Crystal Palace last weekend, it looks like the final spot of safety will be fought out between Sunderland and the Canaries. This weekend these two teams meet at Carrow Road where the Norwich City fans will hope to give their team a boost which might just get them over the line.

There is a lot to play for in this game and too be honest I think that this game will be dictated by the team that can handle it better might just get the three points here. Sunderland on this level might be the team that has an advantage since they have a lot of experienced players such as Defoe and an influence such as him might go a long way in such an important game. In addition to this, I see a lot of fight in this Sunderland side and that is important, especially in this stage of the season.

Having said all that, Norwich City will have the home crowd advantage here. This will be huge for them since they always have a strong backing and the fans will be extra vocal considering what is on the line for them. As far as experience is considered, their manager and the team is quite inexperienced so that might be something that goes against them. Nevertheless, I think that they are also the better team here on pure performances this season so that is also something to take into consideration.

All in all, I think that this match will end up being a draw. Both sides will want to win desperately but they counteract each other in way too many ways for me to see either of them winning here. We are getting a great price on the draw so it makes sense to make this bet.  


Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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