On Saturday, January 11, Manchester United will host Norwich City in the 22nd round of the English Premier League. The game will begin at 19:00 Cyprus time at Old Trafford.
Manchester United ranked fifth in the Premier League standings with 31 points gained.
The “Red Devils” have eight victories, seven draws and six defeats.
In January, Ole Gunnar Sulscher’s crew suffered a defeat by Arsenal (0:2) in the national championship.
Manchester United and Wolverhampton left the match tied in the FA Cup. In the League Cup they were beaten by Manchester City (1:3).
Harry Maguire, Marcos Rojo, Axel Tuanzebe, Scott Macktominey and Paul Pogba are recovering after injuries.
Norwich City is the 20th in the league table of the championship of England, having 14 points.
They won three matches, tied five times and suffered 13 defeats.
The last victories Daniel Farke’s team had on November 23, and on January 1, they drawn with Crystal Palace (1:1) on their site. Norwich has already taken off from the League Cup, and has passed Preston (4:2) in the FA Cup a few days before.
Three players – Ralph Farmann, Ben Godfrey and Josip Drmich – are recovering from injuries.
In the upcoming match, bookmakers give an advantage to the hosts: the victory of Manchester United – 1.34, the victory of Norwich City – 8.10, the draw – 5.50.
Manchester United need to gain three points to continue the fight for getting into the top 4, even more so they will have a game versus the EPL outsider at Old Trafford.
We would not underestimate Norwich City: although they had not won for a very long time, they fought until the last moment in almost every match.
Manchester United had problems with the game; leaders’ injuries negatively affect the results, so it seems to us that the hosts will be happy with minimal victory.
Our prediction: Victory for Norwich City with a handicap +1.5