Crystal Palace plays Norwich City at Selhurst Park on September 28, 2019 as Round 7 of the English Premier League continues.
Established in 1905, Crystal Palace F.C. has played most of its history playing in the top two tiers of the English Football system. They were elected to the Football League in 1920 and since 1963, they have dropped below the Second Tier only once. Crystal Palace was among the founding members of the Premier League but in the 1990s, they suffered financial problems. After undergoing rehabilitation, they returned to the Premier League in 2013 and have stayed there ever since.
Although they have kept their EPL spot, Crystal Palace has floated along the bottom positions in recent seasons. Last year, they finished in 12th place after losing eight out of their first 13 matches. However, a win over then-undefeated Manchester United started a comeback that saw them win nine games from New Year’s Day onwards to keep their Premier League spot.
Crystal Palace is tied for 12th in Goal Difference at -3 goals. They are ranked 18th in the league with only four goals scored this term. Crystal Palace has conceded 7 goals on the season, which ranks them 6th overall. They are at the bottom in Assists with only one so far this year.
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Norwich City was established in 1902 and they were the 2018/19 EFL Champions. Norwich City won the League Cup twice and were first promoted to the top flight in 1972. They have never won the Premier League though and their best finish in the EPL was third which they accomplished in 1993.
Last season, Norwich City recovered from a slow start to win the Championship and finish five points ahead of their closest rivals. That victory earned them a promotion that booked their return to the top flight this season. Daniel Farke became the squad’s first foreign head coach in 2017 and like he did at Dortmund, he employed a fast paced possession style of football in Norwich City.
Norwich City ranks 19th in the EPL in Goal Difference at -5 goals. The Canaries have scored a league nine goals this season which is 7th best in the EPL this year and they have conceded a total of 14 goals which puts them at 19th in the overall rankings. Norwich City also ranks 3rd in assists with a total of 8 for the season.
Last season’s leading goal scorer Teemu Pukki is off to a blazing start with six goals scored already in their first six matches. Tom Cantwell has two goals and two assists this season while Kenny McLean also has one goal for the Canaries. Emiliano Buendia leads Norwich City with four assists while goalkeeper Tim Krul has conceded 14 goals in six appearances.
Crystal Palace heads to this match as the soccer betting favorites. They are currently ranked 12th in the EPL with a record of 2-2-2 SU. After losing 0-4 to Tottenham in Week 5, Crystal Palace blew a 1-0 lead and was forced to a 1-1 home draw against Wolverhampton in their last outing.
On the other hand, Norwich City is currently 16th in the Premier League standings with a record of 2-0-4 SU. Norwich City has lost three out of their last matches. In their last assignment, Norwich City fell 0-2 to Chris Wood and Burnley.
Head to head, these teams have played in a total of 27 matches. Crystal Palace leads the series win 13 wins while Norwich City has seven victories. These teams played to a draw in seven other meetings. Crystal Palace is 2-1-0 SU in their last three head to head games against Norwich City.
Both these teams aren’t in great form right now but Norwich City may be in worse shape because save for their 0-4 loss to Tottenham, Crystal Palace’s matches have been decided by one goal or fewer. The Crystal Palace defense has also conceded fewer goals this season and when you have two struggling teams, the one who has better defense is a good pick. Prediction: Crystal Palace