Norwich City vs. Huddersfield Town Prediction, Tips & Odds – August 16th 2022, 20:45 CET
A very interesting game will be played at Carrow Road where Norwich will try to get the first three points of the season against Huddersfield Town.
Norwich City Team News
Norwich was relegated from the Premier League last season after they finished a season in the last 20th place with only 22 points. That was the second relegation from the top flight in the last three years and Norwich fans are hoping that they will bounce back immediately.
Norwich was one of the favourites on paper before the season started but on the pitch, things are not great. They are bottom in the Championship after three rounds with only won points. The major problem for Dean Smith’s side is efficiency. They create too many chances but conversion is a big problem.
They have the most shots on goal in the first three rounds and one of the highest xG but they scored only twice.
Dean Smith will be under huge pressure if they fail to win the next two games at home against Huddersfield and Millwall because this Norwich team has enough quality to be in a fight for a top 6, at least.
Huddersfield Town Team News
Huddersfield had a very turbulent pre-season. Their manager Carlos Corberan leaves the club, a couple of key players also leave, and the club decide to appoint Corberan’s assistant as a new manager.
From the beginning, it was very clear that Huddersfield have a very small chance to finish in the top 6 again like the last season when they were 3rd and later suffered a defeat in the playoff final. The start of the season suggests that they can be in trouble this season. They open the season with three consecutive defeats before they beat Stoke 3:1 on Saturday in the game where Stoke missed a penalty at 0:0.
The atmosphere is not great at Huddersfield at the moment but probably slightly better after the win against Stoke. Huddersfield was very poor in all games this season. They have only 16 shots on goal which is the fewest in the league after three rounds and they allowed 34 shots which are the second-most in the league.
Two seasons ago Norwich beat Huddersfield in both games with 7-0 and 1-0 and that was their only two meetings in the last five seasons.
Team News and Injuries
Norwich City: Sam McCallum, Dimi Giannoulis, and Jacob Sorensen are injured. Teemu Puuki is in doubt.
Huddersfield Town: David Kasumu and Matty Pearson remain sidelined. Tino Anjorin will be assessed.
Norwich City vs. Huddersfield Town Prediction
We think it’s time for Norwich to get its first win of the season. They play good football but they must be starting scoring goals. They have two back-to-back games at home in a space of a couple of days and must take advantage of that.
Prediction: Norwich to win.