Southampton will look for revenge on Friday when it hosts Norwich City in an English Premier League contest. Norwich City (4-5-16) is last in the EPL table but one of its wins came on Nov. 20 versus Southampton (7-11-7). That was the first game of a six-game winless streak for Southampton, but the Saints have rebounded since then and are currently riding a five-game unbeaten streak in all competitions. Southampton sits in 10th place in the Premier League table and is aiming to finish in the top 10 for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
Kickoff from Southampton, England is at 3 p.m. ET. The latest Southampton vs. Norwich City odds, per Caesars Sportsbook, list Southampton as the -200 (risk $200 to win $100) favorite on the 90-minute money line, with Norwich the +550 underdog. A draw is priced at +330 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Norwich City vs. Southampton picks, be sure to see the English Premier League predictions from soccer insider Brandt Sutton.
Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine’s top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most-informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Sutton has broken down Southampton vs. Norwich City from all sides and just locked in his picks and Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Norwich City vs. Southampton:
- Southampton vs. Norwich City spread: Southampton -1.5 (+145)
- Southampton vs. Norwich City over-under: 2.5 goals
- Southampton vs. Norwich City money line: Southampton -200, Norwich +550, Draw +330
- SOU: Southampton is unbeaten in its last nine home games in the Premier League
- NOR: Norwich has been shutout in three of its last five league games on the road
Why you should back Southampton
The Saints are coming off three impressive games which resulted in two wins and a draw. They were in control throughout in each and had both a better passing accuracy percentage and more shots in each of the three matchups. Southampton’s recent win over Everton was particularly dominating as the Blues didn’t have a single shot on target, marking the first time this season the opposing keeper wasn’t tested.
Southampton has great balance with its attack as three players are tied for the team lead in goals. Forwards Armando Boja and Che Adams both have six goals, as does midfielder James Ward-Prowse. That varied attack doesn’t allow an opponent to key in on just one player and allows Southampton to attack from anywhere on the pitch. The Saints are also peaking entering Friday’s game with seven goals scored over their last three EPL home games.
Why you should back Norwich City
Norwich had one of its best games of the season in November versus Southampton, collecting its second victory of the season with a 2-1 result. Norwich allowed an early goal but then matched that when Teemu Pukki found the back of the net in the seventh minute, before Grant Hanley put the Canaries ahead in the 79th minute. While Norwich struggled after that game, it has picked up its play since the calendar flipped to 2022, particularly on the offensive end. The club has scored seven goals over its last five EPL games, compared to seven goals over its previous 17 league matchups.
Norwich expectedly struggled in its two most recent games as it went up against Man City and Liverpool who rank first and second, respectively, in the Premier League. But prior to those matchups, Norwich City was riding a four-game unbeaten streak across all competitions, with three of those being victories. The Canaries already know what it takes to upset Southampton, so look for them to follow a similar game plan on Friday.
How to make Norwich City vs. Southampton picks
Sutton has taken an in-depth look at Southampton vs. Norwich City and locked in his best bets. He is predicting both teams to score, and he also has an additional best bet and offers a full breakdown of this Premier League showdown. He’s only sharing his expert EPL picks at SportsLine.
Where does all the betting value lie for Norwich City vs. Southampton on Friday? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Southampton vs. Norwich City match, all from the soccer expert who has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the world, and find out.