The championship so far this season is a very close race, and although Aston Villa enters this match as 13th-place in the standings, there are only 7 points between 13th and 1st. A win for Aston Villa would move them up to 5th place in the table (above Norwich based on goal differential), while Norwich currently reside in 5th place.
Aston Villa finished in 4th-place last year, while Norwich finished 14th.
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Last times out for both teams:
Norwich picked up a 2-1 win away @ Nottingham Forest. Aston Villa got off to a winning start under new manager Dean Smith, beating Swansea at home 1-0.
Head to Head:
Norwich have won the last 3 at home; 3-1, 1-0, 2-0. (2-0 in premier league)
Norwich (H) 3 wins – 3 losses:
In their 6 home games, Norwich have scored 7 goals, (1.17 GPG). They have taken 87 shots (14.5 PG), with 29 shots (4.83 PG) on target. For every 3 shots taken, it’s yielded 1 shot on target. For every 12.42 shots it’s yielded 1 goal which equates to roughly 4.14 shots on target per goal.
Norwich have conceded 8 goals (1.33 GPG). They have faced 59 shots (9.83 PG), with 19 shots (3.17 PG) on target. For every 3.1 shots, it’s yeilded 1 shot on target. For every 7.37 shots they have conceded 1 goal, which equates to roughly 2.37 shots on target per goal conceded.
17% – 1/6 finished Both Teams To Score (BTTS). 50% – 3/6 finished OVER 1.5. Average of 2.5 GPG.
Aston Villa (A) 1 win – 3 draws – 2 losses:
In their 6 away games, Aston Villa have scored 8 goals, (1.33 GPG). They have taken 61 shots (10.16 PG), with 23 shots (3.83 PG) on target. For every 2.65 shots they have yielded 1 shot on target. For every 7.62 shots it’s yielded 1 goal, which equates to roughly 3.83 shots on target per goal.
Aston Villa have conceded 10 goals (1.66 GPG). They have faced 67 shots (11.16 PG), with 20 shots (3.33 PG) on target. For every 3.35 shots, it’s yielded 1 on target. For every 6.7 shots they faced they have conceded 1 goal, which equates to 2 shots on target per goal conceded.
100% – 6/6 finished BTTS. 100% – 6/6 finished OVER 1.5. Average of 3 GPG.
Going by the stats, if both teams can manage 4 shots on target, we should see at least 1-1, maybe 2-2, if not 2-1 either way. Norwich City enter the match as favorites, but we’ll see if they can hold on!
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