Norwich City and their visitors, Wolves are hard to split here, and it could be a case of no victor no vanquished in Norfolk.
Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Saturday 21st, December
Kick-off: 16:00 UK time
Venue: Carrow Road
TV Channel: Sky Sports
Norwich showed resilience to hold Leicester City to a 1-1 draw last time out, a result which reeked of astute defending and discipline. Jamie Vardy and James Maddison repeatedly saw their efforts foiled by the spirited Canaries, and so they were worth the point.
They still remain deep in relegation waters though after winning just one of their last twelve league games, and are seven points shy of safety.
Wolves battled admirably versus Tottenham last time out but were sucker punched late on by Jan Vertonghen’s late winner, in a game manager Nuno Espirito Santo failed to call on any of his substitutes.
Though that defeat ended an eleven-game unbeaten run for them in the division, they have lost only twice away from home all season and will more than fancy their chances against a team in the ilk of Norwich.
Daniel Farke will be desperate to have his star striker Teemu Pukki ready for this one, after he suffered a toe fracture against Leicester City.
Timm Klose, Grant Hanley and Josip Drmic will all miss out with injuries.
There are no new injury worry for Nuno, but he will still not be able to call on the services of Willy Boly and Morgan Gibbs-White.
Head to head
There have been 59 previous meetings between these two in all competitions since their first in 1965. Wolves have 30 wins to Norwich’s 13, and 16 games have ended as draws.
Norwich have conceded at least two goals in their last seven home matches in the Premier League.
Wolves are unbeaten in their last six away league games.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in seven of Norwich’s last eight home games in the Premier League.
Norwich are winless in their last four matches but will aim to build on the impressive draw with Leicester last time out. Norwich’s last five games in all competitions(WDLLD)
Wolves will feel hard done by losing all three points to Tottenham at the death after an impressive showing last weekend but have a good chance to bounce back against the Canaries. Wolves last five games in all competitions(DWDWL)
There could be little to separate these two, based on their playing styles and they could all not cancel out themselves. Wolves have a league-high nine draws from their 17 games this term, with five of them coming on their travels so backing them to be held by the hosts yet comes at a price of 14/5.
Teemu Pukki struck his ninth goal of the season last time out and at 7/5 to find the net anytime and thus, hit double figures is worth having a look at. Wolves could struggle with the pace and directness of the Finn on the break, which should see him grab one or two.