Only one victory awaits Norwich City to clinch the Championship title this week. However, they have to pass through fellow promotion hopefuls, Watford. The match schedules for Tuesday at Carrow Road with kickoff at 10 pm.
The Canaries confirmed their promotion into the Premier League on Saturday, while second-placed Hornets will be eager to follow suit back into top-flight English football.
The Canaries celebrated their automatic promotion to the Premier League on Saturday handed by respective draws by Brentford and Swansea City, making them uncatchable. It seems the celebrations got better of themselves as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth the same evening.
Since October, their recent loss makes it first in 14 games and their first defeat at Carrow Road. Therefore, they will be on a mission to redemption against the Hornets, who sit eight points behind them in the standings.
In case it ends with another defeat at Carrow Road, the Canaries have matches against Queen Park Rangers, Reading and Barnsley left on the fixture list to raise the trophy. On the other hand, Watford boasts of being one of the five teams to have defeated Norwich in the Championship this season.
Munoz’s charge at the helm resulted in 15 wins from 22 matches so far, taking them from playoff potentials to automatic promotion contenders. However, they need eight points to confirm their return to the Premier League.
Norwich City vs. Watford Head to Head
Both sides have 14 games against each other, with Norwich taking five wins while Watford with seven wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Norwich 1-3 Bournemouth
Derby County 0-1 Norwich City
Norwich City 7-0 Huddersfield Town
Preston North End 1-1 Norwich City
Luton Town 1-0 Watford
Watford 2-0 Reading
Middlesbrough 1-1 Watford
Watford 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Norwich City Team News
Dimitris Giannoulis received a booking in the 17th minute during their defeat to Bournemouth; he remains suspended ahead of this clash. It forces a squad rotation ahead of the clash, with Jacob Sorensen expected to step in at left-back.
Watford Team News
Femenia also received a red card during their clash with Luton Town; thus, Marc Navarro will have to step in at right-back. Nathaniel Chalobah will have to go through a late fitness check ahead of Saturday’s game.
Prediction and Odds
Despite the recent promotion, it remains an interesting clash with the league title on the line.
Correct Score: 1-1
Goals Under 2.5