Norwich City will face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday 16th April. Manchester United wants to maintain their top four Champions League hopes alive. Saturday’s game against Norwich has to be a must-win for the home team.
Everton lost to Burnley in midweek. Manchester United hoped to face a drained Everton team last Saturday. The Red Devils looked good at the start of the game. However, the Toffees came into action and scored a goal through a lucky deflection from Gordon inside the 27th minute.
However, the Canaries are fighting for their Premier League lives as they try to avoid relegation once again. Norwich City did an excellent job of beating Burnley at Carrow Road on Matchday 32. The Canaries have a poor record in their away matches. There’s a good chance that Manchester United will have a good time at “the Theater of Dreams.”
Manchester United vs. Norwich City Team News and Formation Guide
The Red Devils will be aiming to build on their previous appearance here after losing 1-0 to the Toffees in the Premier League. Manchester United had 12 shots on goal, four of them hitting the target. They also recorded 67 percent of the ball possession.
Everton had seven shots on goal, three of which were on target. Everton’s Anthony Gordon scored the game’s only goal in the 27th minute.
Manchester United’s defensive tenacity has been lacking recently. In five of their previous six games, the Red Devils failed to stop an opponent from scoring, allowing nine goals to be scored. There’s no guarantee that this battle will continue in the same spirit as the previous one.
The Canaries defeated Burnley 2-0 in the last Premier League encounter, so they’ll be confident for this one. Norwich City had 45 percent of the possession, and 6 of their 17 shots on goal were on target in that encounter.
Norwich’s first-half goal was from Pierre Lees-Melou in the 9th minute. Another goal from Teemu Pukki in the 86th minute gave Norwich City a 2-0 victory over Burnley. Burnley had 17 shots on goal, four of which were on target.
Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the hosts’ attack. Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, and Edison Cavani will remain in the recovery room.
Brandon Williams will not play in the match against his parent club. Muhammed Kabak, Adam Idah, Abiola Omobamidele, and Thomas Sargent are all expected to miss the match due to injury.
Manchester United vs. Norwich City Pre-Game Facts
Man United have won five of their previous head-to-head encounters dating back to 19/12/2015. Norwich City has won one. The total tally of draw outcomes is 0.
Manchester United and Norwich have tallied 16 goals during those clashes. The Red Devils tallied 12 goals and the Canaries four goals. That’s 2.67 goals per game.
- Ralf Ragnick’s Manchester United has won his last four league meetings with Norwich City.
- The Red Devils have not lost in their last six league home matches.
- Norwich City enters this match having no victory away from Carrow Road in their previous four league games.
- Norwich City has tallied six times in their last six outings under Dean Smith.
- The Canaries have conceded a total of ten goals in the same meetings.
Manchester United vs. Norwich City Predicted LineUp
Manchester United Predicted Lineup: David De Gea, Victor Lindelöf, Alex Telles, Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Nemanja Matić, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, & Cristiano Ronaldo
Norwich City Predicted Lineup: Tim Krul, Ben Gibson, Grant Hanley, Sam Byram, Kenny McLean, Dimitrios Giannoulis, Mathias Normann, Milot Rashica, Kieran Dowell, Lees Melou, & Teemu Pukki
Manchester United vs. Norwich City Predicted Winner
We predict Manchester United will walk away with a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford. Manchester United is likely to dominate possession, and they will have quality scoring opportunities if they consider all the circumstances at hand. The Red Devils tallied at least one goal in a single match of their past six encounters in all competitions. However, they have only two clean sheets in that period.
On the other hand, Norwich City will have a difficult time scoring. However, they are a team to watch. A goalless streak of six games for Norwich has been broken only once. However, two of their previous three away defeats have come by a score of 2-1, including last month’s FA Cup elimination at the hands of Liverpool.
Manchester United vs. Norwich City Best Odds to Stake On
If you look at the odds for the entire outcome market, Manchester United’s win is 1.30, you can back a draw at 6.65, and wagering for Norwich City’s victory is 12.50. These are the best odds you can find on the current market.