Both Norwich City and Manchester United drew last week, against Bournemouth and Liverpool respectively. History would suggest that a draw in this encounter is unlikely, though, with there having been just one draw in the last 16 Premier League meetings between the teams. United have a good record at Carrow Road too, having won six of their last eight Premier League matches in Norfolk.
United have another incentive to do well on Sunday afternoon, as if they score they will become the first side to score 2000 Premier League goals. Norwich are looking to become the first newly promoted side to beat both Manchester clubs in the Premier League in the same season since Wolverhampton Wanderers and Portsmouth did it in the 2003/04 season.
Norwich City vs Manchester United Prediction: Canaries 1-1 United
Despite the lack of draws in recent times between these two sides, our prediction for the outcome of this match is that it will end all-square. We suspect that these two teams will play out a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Carrow Road on Sunday. Both teams drew last weekend, and neither has been in especially good form recently. Home advantage will probably save City from a defeat this weekend. United have their own issues with confidence, and have drawn a lot of games in recent weeks. We expect that trend to continue on Sunday.
Our recommended tip: Draw, both score
Our featured tip for this game comes from Coral, who are offering odds of 7/2 on the game being a draw where both teams score. We think that the game is going to end in a score draw, so this looks like being a good bet for us. The odds also offer some pretty decent value for punters. United have struggled to win games recently, and have drawn on many occasions in the last few weeks. Norwich ended a run of defeats with a draw last weekend, but we suspect a victory is out of their reach this Sunday.
These two sides have met on 16 previous occasions in the Premier League, and just one of those games has ended in a draw. United have won 12 of those games, and City have come out on top in just three. Two of Norwich’s wins have come at Carrow Road, while United have won six Premier League games in Norfolk.
The two most recent Premier League meetings between the teams came in the 2015/16 season. In the first game that season, at Carrow Road, Norwich won 2-1, with Cameron Jerome and Alexander Tettey scoring their goals. United won the second game at Old Trafford 1-0.
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Players to watch: Teemu Pukki & Marcus Rashford
Norwich’s Finnish striker Teemu Pukki is his club’s top scorer in the Premier League so far in 2019/20. In his nine league appearances in the current campaign, the Finn has scored six goals and has also weighed in with two assists. Five of his goals have come with his right foot and one with his left. Out of his 26 shots this season, 16 have been on target. He has missed three big chances.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is his team’s top scorer in the Premier League so far this season. The England international has hit the back of the net four times in 2019/20, and has also weighed in with two assists. Significantly, two of Rashford’s goals have come from the penalty spot. He has hit the woodwork twice and has missed three big chances. He has also made six clearances in defence, and blocked six opposition shots.