Stoke City-Norwich City Betting Preview: Early goals unlikely in Britannia crunch

The Potters and the Canaries have managed just seven league strikes thus far this term and our tipster is not expecting early scoring when the two sides go head-to-head on Sunday
Stoke City will be keen to maintain their decent start to the Premier League season when they play host to Norwich City at Brittania Stadium on Sunday.

The Potters may have lost two of their opening five Premier League fixtures this term but, with those defeats coming at Anfield and Emirates Stadium against Liverpool and Arsenal respectively, new boss Mark Hughes will be satisfied with his side’s solid start to the campaign.

The Potters are unbeaten in their three matches on home soil this season and held Manchester City to a 0-0 draw at Britannia Stadium earlier this month.

The home side are chalked up as 20/21 (1.95) favourites with BetVictor to claim all three points against the Canaries this weekend.

Norwich have won just one of their opening five league matches – a 1-0 victory over Southampton at Carrow Road – and Chris Hughton’s men can be backed at 17/5 (4.40) with BetVictor to win in Stoke, while the draw is available at 12/5 (3.40) with the same firm.

Neither side has found their scoring touch with any regularity thus far this term, with Stoke having managed just four goals in their opening five league matches while Hughton’s side have struck just three times in five Premier League outings.

It is, therefore, unsurprising that BetVictor offer just 7/10 (1.70) for fewer than three goals to be scored when these two sides go head-to-head on Sunday afternoon.

It is worth noting that Stoke have scored just one first-half goal so far this season while all three of Norwich’s goals to date this term have come in the second half.

With that in mind, BetVictor’s generous 21/20 (2.05) quote for the opening goal of the game to arrive after the 28th minute on Sunday afternoon represents outstanding value and it is a price which should be snapped up by punters.

First goal after 28th minute at 21/20 (2.05) 2pts stake with BetVictor

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