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Watford vs Norwich City: Predictions, odds & betting tips

10:55 WAT 21/01/2022
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With both Ranieri's men and the Canaries keen to avoid defeat, Al Hain-Cole expects the goals to arrive late at Vicarage Road

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A relegation six-pointer will take place at Vicarage Road on Friday, as Watford take on Norwich City in the Premier League.

The Hornets are just a point ahead of their opponents in 17th place, although do have two games in hand going into this clash.

Watford vs Norwich latest odds

Having run out 3-1 winners in September’s reverse encounter at Carrow Road, Watford are 21/20 (2.05) favourites with bet365 to increase their cushion above the relegation zone with another victory.

Dean Smith’s men brought an end to their six-match league losing streak by beating Everton 2-1 last weekend and Norwich are available at 13/5 (3.60) to record back-to-back wins here.

None of the last nine meetings between this pair has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them cancelling each other out in this one.

Watford vs Norwich first goalscorer

Josh King is the 5/1 (6.0) favourite to open the scoring with his first goal since November, although Emmanuel Dennis looks a better bet at 13/2 (7.50) following goals in six of his last 10 appearances.

Teemu Pukki is the visitors' 6/1 (7.0) favourite to break the deadlock after scoring five of his side’s 10 league goals so far, while Adam Idah can be backed at 8/1 (9.0) following his first goal of the campaign against Everton.

Watford vs Norwich preview

Claudio Ranieri’s team have produced plenty of late action recently, with each of their last five fixtures featuring goals after the 84th minute.

There could be more of the same in this clash considering both teams will be determined to avoid defeat, with defences set to sit deep and force the opposition to work hard for a breakthrough.

What’s more, the Canaries have also seen goals scored from the 75th minute onwards in seven of their previous nine fixtures, making another slow burner seem even more likely here.

Watford vs Norwich tips & predictions

With this in mind, odds of 5/6 (1.83) look well worth backing on a goal being scored in the final 15 minutes of the game when Watford take on Norwich.

All odds correct at time of writing. 18+. begambleaware.org

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Goal after 74:59 at 5/6 (1.83) for a 2pt stake with bet365