Free EPL Pick Norwich City vs. AFC Bournemouth
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Norwich City vs. AFC Bournemouth
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Norwich City vs. AFC Bournemouth
Date: Saturday, October 19th
Time: 7:30 AM ET
Venue: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England
EPL Moneyline Odds: Norwich City +320, Draw +330, Bournemouth -140
EPL Spread Betting Odds: Bournemouth -1
EPL Betting Total: 3.5
The English Premier League match will see Norwich travel to Bournemouth in matchday 9.
Bournemouth has won the last two meetings in a row against Norwich City.
Norwich comes into this match as the second worst team in the EPL. They have a total of 6 points in their first eight matches. Just two wins to show for, but one was against Manchester City. Since the wins over the defending champions, they have lost three in a row.
Their attack has been extremely weak this season, scoring just 10 goals in total. Their leading goal scorer is Teemu Pukki. He has scored 6 goals, so without him, Norwich really does not have much at all. Pukki also is 4th in the entire EPL with his 6 goals, so that is at least promising going forward.
Their defending is they seem to get shredded in most of their games. They have allowed 21 goals this season. That is by far the worst in the entire league. Their goal differential is -11, which is second worst.
The only way I see Norwich having a chance in this game is if Pukki has an impact. He has not scored since his hat-trick against Manchester City. The results since that game was a 2-0 loss to Burnley, a 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace and a 5-1 loss to Aston Villa.
Also, Norwich tends to concede extremely early in most of their, which forces them to play from behind. This also cannot happen if they are going to have any real shot to win and finally get some points.
Bournemouth lost their last match 1-0 to Arsenal. They are now exactly in the middle of the table, sitting in 10th. They have 11 points and are shockingly tied with Tottenham in this department.
Bournemouth are currently a top 6 team when it comes to scoring goals. They have 13 on the season. Callum Wilson leads the team with 5 goals. Right behind him is Harry Wilson with 3 goals and Joshua King, with 2 goals.
Their defending is not the worst in the league, but they definitely are in the bottom half of the league. They have allowed 13 goals or an average of 1.63 goals per game. This is specifically 14th in the league and gives them a goal differential of of 0.
Bournemouth will need to lock down Teemu Pukki if they are going to win this game. He is proving to be one of the best goal scorers in the EPL, so keeping him is an absolute. If they can force the other Norwich players to beat them, then they may have an easy time grabbing all three points.
Free Norwich City vs. AFC Bournemouth Prediction:
Bournemouth has just one loss at home, while Norwich has yet to win away from home. While Norwich has one goal scorer that is borderline elite, Bournemouth has the more complete team and I like them to win this game.
4* Free EPL Betting Pick: OVER 3.5
Because Norwich has such a bad defense, I like the over in this play. Teemu Pukki is good enough to grab one or two by himself and Callum Wilson and company can score just as quickly. I like for there to be plenty of goals in this game and will take the over.
EPL Free Score Prediction: Bournemouth 3-2
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