Watford vs Norwich prediction and betting tips (October 15)
Norwich suffered a 2-3 defeat to Preston in their last league match game. Will they bounce back with a win against Watford?
Joshua Sargent scored a goal in their last game against Preston
Joshua Sargent scored a goal in their last game against Preston
by Dipo Lukman Dipo Lukman

Watford will host Norwich in Round 15 of the Championship.

The match will start at 6:45 p.m GMT on Saturday, 15 October 2022. The match venue is Vicarage Road, Watford.

Latest odds on betting sites

Watford have their winning odds placed at 2.71 (+170 American; 17/10 Fractional). Norwich, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 2.60 (+160; 8/5). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 3.30 (+230 American; 23/10 Fractional).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Watford — 35%, draw — 29%, Norwich — 36%.

Latest betting odds on Watford vs Norwich (15 October 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 2/1)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on Watford— 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Norwich — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.91 (-110; 10/1)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)

Match preview and statistics

Watford suffered a 1-3 defeat to Blackpool in their last league game. Gary Madine opened the scoreline in the 10th minute with a right-footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Imran Louza levelled the scoreline in the 29th minute with a left-footed shot to the top left corner.

Jerry Yates made it 2-1 in the 81st minute with a left-footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Yates scored his second of the game in the 85th minute with a right-footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Watford had 74% ball possession as they completed 593 passes. They had 0.38 expected goals compared to Blackpool’s expected goals of 1.41.

Watford are currently 14th in the Championship table with 17 points. They have scored 17 goals while conceding 16 goals with a difference of +1.

Watford team news: Jeremy Ngakia is out of the game with a hamstring injury. Joao Pedro is out with a calf injury. Mario Gaspar is unavailable due to a leg injury. Rey Manaj is out with a leg injury. Tom Cleverley is unavailable due to a leg injury.

Norwich suffered a 2-3 defeat to Preston in their league game. Joshua Sargent opened the scoreline in the second minute with a right-footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Emii Riis Jakobsen levelled the scoreline in the 25th minute with a header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Jakobsen scored his second goal of the game in the 51st minute with a right-footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Gabriel Sara levelled the scoreline in the 76th minute with a left-footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Troy Parrott made it 3-2 in the 80th minute with a left-footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner.

Norwich dominated the game with 62% ball possession and completed 435 passes. The Canaries created three big chances. Norwich had an expected goal of 1.98 compared to Preston's expected goal of 0.92.

Norwich are second in the Championship table with 24 points. The Canaries have scored 20 goals while conceding 13 goals with a goal difference of +7.

Norwich team news: Todd Cantwell is out with a knock. Sam McCallum is out with a broken foot. Adam Idah is unavailable due to a knee injury. Dimitrios Giannoulis is out with a ligament injury. Issac Hayden is a doubt for the game with a knee injury.

Watford vs Norwich H2H

Three of the last five games have ended in over 2.5 goals.

Watford have won four of the last five games between both sides.

Norwich smashed Watford by three goals to nil in the last game between both sides.

Lineups and key players

Watford projected starting lineup:

  • Daniel Bachmann
  • Jeremy Ngakia
  • William Troost-Ekong
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Hassane Kamara
  • Tom Dele-Bashiru
  • Dan Gosling
  • Edo Kayembe
  • Joao Pedro
  • Ismaila Sarr
  • Emmanuel Dennis

Notable subs: Ken Sema

Ismaila Sarr has scored four goals in the league, overperforming his expectations goals of 2.58. He has provided three assists while creating nine chances..

Norwich projected starting lineup:

  • Tim Krul
  • Max Aarons
  • Andrew Omobamidele
  • Grant Hanley
  • Jacob Lungi Sorensen
  • Kieran Dowell
  • Kenny McLean
  • Marcelino Nunez
  • Joshua Sargent
  • Teemu Pukki
  • Todd Cantwell

Notable subs: Liam Gibbs

Joshua Sargent scored a goal in their last game against Preston. He has been their best player in the league this season. The American international has scored seven goals in the league, overperforming his expected goals of 4.34. Sargent has created 14 chances while providing two assists.

Prediction and betting tips

Norwich has been extraordinary this season as they sit second in the Championship table. They have won two of their last five games in all competitions suffering just one defeat. Watford has been poor this season as they sit 14th in the table. I predict Norwich to win.

Joshua Sargent has been one of the best players in the league this season. The American international has scored the second-most goals in the league (7) while providing two assists. Sargent will be looking to get a goal against Watford. I predict Sargent will score.

Betting prediction: Norwich to win

Odds: 2.60 (+160 American; 8/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Joshua Sargent to score anytime

Odds: 3.00 (+200 American; 2/1 Fractional)

Watford — Norwich
Won
Joshua Sargent to score anytime
3.00
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