Sports Innovation previews the EFL Cup match between Norwich City and Liverpool and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
A place in the fourth round is the prize on offer as Norwich City and Liverpool lock horns in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.
Norwich booked a spot in the third round last month by beating Bournemouth 6-0. Otherwise, it’s been nothing but gloom for the Canaries. They sit rock bottom in the Premier League this season, without a single point to their name after five games.
Liverpool, on the other hand, are flying once again. Thanks to the return of key men, such as Virgil van Dijk for example, the Reds are back in the thick of the battle for Premier League glory. They’ve won four of their five games (D1) so far sit level on 13 points with leaders Chelsea and Manchester United.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis
Goals have been flowing on both ends of the pitch for Norwich. In their last 10 EFL Cup fixtures, the Canaries hit the target 2.6 times on average per game, scoring 26 goals along the way. They have kept 1 clean sheet and conceded 15 goals for an average of 1.5 per game.
Liverpool, perhaps surprisingly, have a mixed record to date. The Reds have bagged 17 goals in their last 10 EFL Cup fixtures for an average of 1.7 goals per game. They’ve kept 3 clean sheets but conceded 18 goals for an average of 1.8 per game.
Stats and facts for Norwich and Liverpool.
Fun stats Norwich
- Norwich has won the last 8 matches in a row at home;
- Norwich has won in the last 11 of 12 matches at home;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Norwich’s last 15 of 17 matches;
- Norwich scored in the last 17 of 19 matches.
Fun stats Liverpool
- Liverpool conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Liverpool’s last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Liverpool’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Liverpool’s last 4 matches in the row.
Form Norwich vs Liverpool
Their upcoming match presents yet another opportunity for Norwich to end their miserable run of results. In the last 3 games, Daniel Farke’s side were beaten 2-1 by Leicester before going onto a 1-0 defeat against Arsenal. Their last match brought a 3-1 defeat against Watford.
Liverpool keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In the last 3 games, Jurgen Klopp’s side demolished Leeds in a 3-0 win before going onto a 3-2 win against AC Milan in the Champions League. Their last match brought a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace.
Norwich v Liverpool – Fixture history
These two clubs met recently back in August at Carrow Road, where Liverpool claimed a 3-0 win in a Premier League clash.
The Reds have won 9 of their last 10 meetings with Norwich City. The only time they failed to beat the Canaries was in a 1-1 draw in September 2015.
Norwich will look to Teemu Pukki to once again add some much-needed goals to the scenario. He has been their most prolific marksman with 2 goals in their previous 6 games. It is tempting to look for Mohamed Salah to shine once again for Liverpool if he plays, of course.