Norwich v Southampton betting tips: Saints up first for Smith
Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash
Dean Smith takes charge of his first game in the Canaries dugout as we check out the odds to pick out some Norwich v Southampton betting tips.
Although securing a first top-flight success of the season last time, Norwich remain rooted to the bottom of the table and the Premier League relegation odds suggest a quick return to the second tier is on the cards for the men from East Anglia.
Meanwhile Southampton have won their last two and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are looking to carry on climbing the standings.
Saturday’s game, which takes place at Carrow Road, kicks off at 3pm.
Norwich v Southampton match odds
A 2-1 victory over Brentford was not enough to stop Daniel Farke getting the axe, but at least Norwich supporters finally had something to cheer and they’ll be optimistic the appointment of Smith will bring more joy to Carrow Road.
The former Aston Villa manager won’t be blind to the task at hand, however, and the Canaries look to have a mountain to climb to avoid relegation.
Southampton have eased their own relegation concerns with back-to-back victories and the Saints are unbeaten in four as they are now up to 13th in the table.
All three of Southampton’s victories have come by a solitary goal to nil and it is 13/2 for that trend to continue here, while a Saints win to nil is chalked up at 13/5 in Norwich v Southampton betting tips.
Norwich v Southampton head-to-head
Southampton have enjoyed the majority of the success in the last 10 meetings between these two and are looking to extend a three-game winning run over the Canaries.
That includes their last two in the Premier League with both games featuring three goals. Exactly three is 16/5 this time around, while a repeat of the most recent 3-0 scoreline in favour of the Saints is 18/1.
All three goals came in the second half on that occasion and it is 12/5 for the first goal to be registered in the second 45.
Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong (above) got on the scoresheet in that contest and the Scotland international is 4/1 to find the net at anytime in Norwich v Southampton betting tips.
Norwich v Southampton key battles
Smith’s main challenge is to get the Premier League’s lowest scorers finding the target more often. They have only scored five goals so far this term which is four lower than the next worst side.
Three of the goals have come from the boot of Teemu Pukki, who was the Canaries’ highest scorer in their last Premier League campaign.
With two of his three coming from the penalty spot, it looks essential that they get the Finland international firing from open play.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication