Norwich City will play Brighton at home on Saturday, July 4. The match will kick-off at 12:30 pm local time. Keep reading to find out the betting odds in this match and how best to wager on the event.
Match Preview Insights
- Brighton won the reverse fixture between these two sides at the Amex Stadium in November 2 – 0, with second-half goals from Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay;
- Norwich last won at home at the end of February, beating Leicester 1 – 0. Brighton’s last away victory was their surprise defeat of Arsenal at the Emirates in December.
- The last time Norwich beat Brighton they were both in the Championship in April 2017. Two own goals from Brighton keeper David Stockdale denied the South Coast side the chance to wrap up the title, although they would later claim it.
Time is running out for Norwich City, and failure to win this match will virtually guarantee that they return to the Championship at the first time of asking. Although they play attractive football, they have lacked strength in depth, and goal-scoring has become a major problem for them.
Leading scorer Teemu Pukki has not scored since the turn of the year, and Todd Cantwell with seven has the next highest number of goals.
Another problem they face is that their squad is likely to be picked clean of its brightest talent in the summer. Full-backs Max Aarons and Jamal Lewis will be wanted by Premier League clubs, whilst Cantwell will not want to drop down a level again either.
The team does not have a lot of money behind it, and the club’s owners have deliberately not spent more than they can afford. They will be hoping that their financial prudence can help them rebuild a team into one ready to challenge for promotion back to the Premier League next season.
Brighton went into the lockdown in poor form, not having won in 2020. From a position of relative safety, they were left looking nervously over their shoulders.
However, now they are increasingly looking like they are safe after coming from behind to beat Arsenal at the Amex Stadium. And then they went away to Leicester and got a valuable point, a result that might have been even better had not Kasper Schmeichel saved Maupay’s penalty.
Manager Graham Potter was appointed to succeed Chris Houghton last summer with the remit to change the team’s style of play and make them more expansive. It looks like he will get another year in the Premier League next season to put his ideas into effect.
This match may well be last chance saloon for Norwich if they still entertain any hopes of salvaging their Premier League fortunes this summer. However, it is probably too late already, and it may be that it is the visitors that have the most to play for in this match.
Norwich is 2/1 to win this match, with Brighton 11/8. The draw is 9/4. The most favored result is a 2 -1 win away win with a probability of 8.91%.