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Norwich City vs. Arsenal 12/26/21 Premier League Soccer Pick, Predictions, and Odds

Norwich City vs. Arsenal
December 26, 2021 10:00 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -138, Under 2.5 +110
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Norwich City is hosting Arsenal at Carrow Road on Boxing Day in round 19 of the English Premier League. Norwich is in the last place in the table, they are not playing well at home or on the road, and they are in great danger of being relegated. Arsenal is on fire, they are scoring goals, and they are playing surprisingly well defensively.

Whenever Norwich is playing in the English Championship, they are one of the best teams there, but once they get in the EPL, they disappear. Norwich hasn’t scored a goal in their last 3 games, they have conceded 6, and they have lost all 3 of those games. With 10 points, Norwich is in the last place in the standings, they are the weakest offensive team with only 8 scored goals, and they are one of the worst defensive teams with 34 conceded goals. Of the 8 goals Norwich has scored, Pukki has 5 to his name, but he can’t do this alone, and the support he gets is not enough. There are also some injuries in Norwich, and they will have a tough time in this game. The good news for Norwich is they are only 3 points away from the safe zone, and none of the teams at the bottom are better than them, which means Norwich still has a chance if they start scoring a bit more goals.

Arsenal is now on a 4-game winning streak, and if we compare this Arsenal to the one from the start of the season, the difference is massive. During this 4-game winning streak, Arsenal has scored 14 goals while conceding only 2, and they have kept 2 clean sheets. Thanks to this fantastic streak, Arsenal has climbed all the way to the top 4, and they are now in 4th place with 32 points, which is the Champions League spot. Not only Arsenal is winning games, but they are also playing well, on both ends, and they are slowly starting to resemble that Arsenal from 10-12 years ago. Smith-Rowe is now the leading goalscorer for Arsenal with 7 goals, while Saka added 4 assists. Aubameyang is still suspended by the club, while Kolasinac is still injured. We know that the schedule in the EPL is the worst after Christmas, and Arsenal has a few tough games ahead, but with the form they are in, they don’t need to be afraid at all.

Here we have one of the weakest teams in the league in terrible form against a solid Arsenal team who are in excellent form. Everything points towards Arsenal, and I think they will get a win, but I have a feeling Norwich will get on the scoreboard in this one.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Both teams to score and Arsenal to win +220

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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