Norwich City vs Watford Prediction, 9/18/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Norwich City vs Watford
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Carrow Road in Norfolk, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Norwich City (+120) Watford (+240)
Emmanuel Dennis and Watford (1-0-3, 15th in the EPL) head to Carrow Road on Saturday where they'll meet Norwich City (0-0-4, 20th in the EPL). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Tim Krul for Norwich City and Daniel Bachmann for Watford. The Canaries are at +120 while Watford are at +240. The total opens at 2.5.
Norwich city faced off with Arsenal in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 85.5% passes received percentage by connecting on 349 out of their 408 pass targets last game. Norwich city tried 15 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 8 of the attempts for a rate of 53.3%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Norwich city wrapped this game up at a 10.0% clip by putting 1 shot on target out of 10 total shots. Norwich city averages 0.25 goals per 90 min (1 goal in total) and have tallied no assists in all competitions this season.
Todd Cantwell is a player who should impact this matchup for Norwich City. Cantwell has had a starting assignment in 89 contests during his career and tallies 0.17 G/90. The midfielder representing England has tallied 15 goals in 7,732 minutes played. He has accounted for 10 assists while tallying 18 yellow cards during his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Teemu Pukki, the forward who is from Finland. Pukki has totaled 26,737 mins in 296 starting assignments and has been given 20 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 41 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 156 total goals. He is averaging 0.53 goals per 90 during his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Norwich City is Tim Krul. Krul (133-72-124 mark in his career) has accounted for 93 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.2% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Netherlands has had 1,477 shots attempted against him in 330 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.4 (473 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 68.7. Krul has seen the pitch for 29,761 mins and has tallied 1,013 stops during his career.
The last time they took the field, Watford walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Wolverhampton. Watford ended the game with a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 15 out of the 27 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by completing 322 of the 391 attempted passes for a rate of 82.4%. Watford landed 2 shots attempted out of 6 shots attempted giving them a 33.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 3 goals and 2 assists for all their matches, Watford averages 0.75 goals and 0.50 assists per 90 min.
Emmanuel Dennis will be someone to watch for Watford. The forward from Nigeria has been on the pitch for 6,891 mins while scoring 26 goals. He has 22 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. He currently averages 0.34 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 82 matches so far in his career. Be sure to watch out for Ismaila Sarr, the forward who is from Senegal. He has scored 37 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 18 different times. Sarr has earned himself a total of 16 yellow cards in 12,436 minutes played (139 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.27.
Daniel Bachmann will be residing in front of the net for Watford. Bachmann has accumulated 30 shutouts and defended 160 shots tried against him in 6,750 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of 71.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 40.0%. He has allowed 0.65 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 39-12-24. During his professional soccer career, Bachmann has allowed 49 goals and has tallied 115 stops in 75 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Norwich City (+120)
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