2021-22 Premier League: Week 13 – Norwich vs Wolves

Norwich continue to fight for survival as Dean Smith’s Canaries welcome Wolves to Carrow Road. 

With Burnley not in action until Sunday afternoon, victory would lift Norwich up to 18th whereas Wolves can go fifth with a win if Arsenal fail to beat Newcastle in the lunchtime kick-off.

 

Team News

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Norwich have no fresh injury concerns to report after last weekend’s comeback win over Southampton as Kieran Dowell is available after shaking off a knock, which forced him to sit out last weekend.

Christoph Zimmerman (ankle) and Sam Byram (fitness) remain ruled out.

Wolves have no fresh injury concerns to report but Jonny, Pedro Neto (both knee), Yerson Mosquera and Hugo Bueno (both hamstring) remain absent.

 

Stat Attack

  • Norwich have won just one of four Premier League meetings against Wolves (W1, D1, L2).
  • Wolves have won and lost one of their two Premier League trips to Carrow Road by 2-1 results (W1, L1).
  • Raul Jimenez has scored in Wolves’ last two meetings against Norwich (W2).
  • All four of Teemu Pukki’s league goals for Norwich this season have been scored in the first half.
  • Joao Moutinho has been booked in each of Wolves’ last two away matches.

 

Prediction

Having now strung two wins together after showing excellent spirit and clinical finishing to stun Southampton last weekend, Norwich will come into this game with high morale but sorting out their defensive sloppiness will be crucial to making further progress.

Wolves meanwhile found themselves in a scrap against West Ham but showed excellent defensive ability amidst a slow-burn attack, which paid off with a clinical winner after relentlessly exposing the Hammers’ poor guarding of their flanks repeatedly despite wasting their own chances.

On that note, the first goal does feel like it will be crucial here but if Wolves continue to make progress like they’re currently doing, I can see them getting the win here and providing Norwich with a taste of where they currently stand in quality.

Prediction: Norwich 1-2 Wolves

Result: Norwich 0-0 Wolves

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