Manchester United – Norwich City
Manchester United will try to get closer to the Top 4 when they host Norwich City at the Old Trafford on Saturday. In our English Premier League predictions we will give a short preview of this game.
Because of their defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates in the previous round, United are now five points behind the 4th Chelsea. Returning to the Champions League is a priority for the club and the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, so the goal on Saturday is to take the three points. After all, Manchester United are hosting at home the weakest team in the league right now.
For Manchester United this match comes just four days after their 1-3 loss against Manchester City in a first 1/2-final from the Carabao Cup. Although this competition is not a priority for the Red Devils, it’s always unpleasant to lose against your local rival.
It’s a difficult moment for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because the Norwegian manager can’t use some important players who are injured. The leader of United’s defense Harry Maguire is having problems, while Paul Pogba is once again injured. The young midfielder Scott McTominay is also unavaliable.
Norwich City can’t possibly be satisfied with their current situation, because the team is 20th in the league with just 14 points won so far. In 23 games played since the start of the campaign, Norwich managed to win just three of them. But we have to remind you that one of these three wins was against the current champion Manchester City.
In their last two games in the league Norwich avoided the defeat and won points with two draws. Daniel Farke’s team needs wins in order to survive, though.
In our English Premier League predictions we consider Manchester United the obvious favourite in this clash. The Red Devils must dominate against a team in Norwich City’s situation, especially at the Old Trafford.