United will begin a long, favorable Premier League campaign against the bottom side Norwich on Saturday night. It would be shocking if Ralph Rangnick didn’t win his second win of this campaign.
The Reds are at 4/9 with 1xbet to defeat the Canaries for the tenth season. United is 23/4 to lose.
Rangnick’s start against Crystal Palace was impressive, but there are early signs that United is more structured, energetic, and organized.
United did not create any big openings against Crystal Palace according to 1xbet. However, there were immediate positives. Especially their ability to deal with counter-attacks. As the players get more used to these demands, chances of creating opportunities should increase.
Although the Reds haven’t had a great road record this season (as compared to last, when they won only three of seven away games), wins at West Ham, Tottenham, and most recently, a point at Chelsea highlight what this team can do.
Norwich has struggled against the best teams in the division. They average 2.34 XGA per match against the top eight teams last season.
Although United is not the Premier League’s elite at the moment, it is clear that they are capable of doing damage to the Premier League’s lowest-scoring teams. They have only won six of seven home games this season.
The key Premier League statistics for Norwich against Manchester United
The Premier League’s smallest team, Norwich, has scored only eight goals in fifteen games.
Manchester United has won four of the last five league matches at Carrow Road.
In the four previous meetings between the sides, Norwich has scored only one goal.
Carrow Road has not hosted a Premier League match at which Norwich led at half-time this season.
This season, Norwich (248), has made 33 more tackles this season than Manchester United (215).
This season, Norwich has kept three times as many clean sheets as Manchester United (3).
Tim Pukki, the Canaries’ top goal scorer, has five goals. Three of those were scored at Carrow Road.
Norwich v Manchester United encounter
27 June 2020. Norwich City 0-0 Manchester United, FA Cup
11 January 2020. Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City, Premier League
27 October 2019: Norwich City, 1-3 Manchester United (Premier League).
7 May 2016. 7 May 2016.
19 December 2015. Manchester United 1-2 Norwich City, Premier League
Predictions & Tips
Rangnick could improve United’s game control, particularly against weaker opponents. This should allow the Reds more goals.
United has the potential to stop Norwich from playing and cause havoc at both ends of the pitch. They have only scored five home goals this season, which is the lowest in the Premier League.
The 6/4 bet by 1xbet on United winning to nil is appealing.
Recommendation: Manchester United to win to zero – 6/4
Manchester United vs Norwich City at 1xbet odds
Norwich City 23/4
Manchester United 4/9