Norwich vs Arsenal Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips (26/12/21)

Norwich vs Arsenal: Top Three Betting Tips

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Bottom of the table Norwich could really do with some festive cheer in the form of a Premier League win on Boxing Day. However, the Canaries go up against the Gunners this weekend and if Arsenal play anything like they did against Leeds then it's going to be a long afternoon for the hosts.

Arsenal to Win-to-Nil

Arsenal have won five of their last seven encounters with Norwich, including a 1-0 win at the Emirates back in September. The Gunners have kept clean sheets in four of their last five wins against the Canaries and we're backing them to do the same on Boxing Day. Norwich have lost their last three league games and have failed to score in four of their last five matches, while Arsenal have won four of their last six outings and have kept clean sheets in three of those victories.

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Martinelli to Score

Gabriel Martinelli appears to have finally found his form at Arsenal and the 20-year-old has been key to his side's recent run of good results. The young Brazilian has scored 4-goals in the league this season, each arriving in his last six appearances for the club and we're backing him to score again when Arsenal take on Norwich.

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Everything you need to know about Norwich vs Arsenal

Arsenal expected to win comfortably on Boxing Day

Even though they had the home advantage, Norwich would have been expecting a tough game against Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa and that is just what they got. Ramsey put the visitors 1-0 up in the 34th-minute after good work from Watkins who claimed the assist. Watkins then turned scorer late in the second forty-five to wrap up all 3pts for the visitors with Norwich left rueing missed chances.

Norwich Predicted Lineup: Krul, Gibson, Aarons, Byram, Williams, McLean, Płacheta, Sørensen, Cantwell, Gilmour & Pukki

Arsenal made the trip to Leeds knowing that they needed to improve their form on the road following recent defeats to Man Utd and Everton. Martinelli continued his good form with the game's opening goal in the 16th-minute and then scored against just before the half-hour mark to make it 2-0. Saka added a third before the break as Arsenal took full control of the game and practically wrapped up all 3pts before the halfway point. A penalty brought Leeds back into the game but a 4th goal from Smith-Rowe restored the Gunners' three-goal lead.

Arsenal Predicted Lineup: Ramsdale, Tierney, Tomiyasu, Gabriel, White, Xhaka, Partey, Ødegaard, Lacazette, Saka & Martinelli

Team News

Norwich: Zimmermann, Omobamidele, Rashica, Normann, Tzolis, Hanley, Rupp, Sargent, Lees-Melou and Kabak could all miss the game against Arsenal.

Arsenal: Kolasinac and Tomiyasu have injuries, while Lokonga and Villar could miss the game due to Coronavirus.

Norwich vs Arsenal – FAQ

norwich vs arsenal

  • Who are the favourites to win? – Arsenal are the clear favourites with the bookmakers.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Arsenal 1-0 Norwich, 11/9/21.
  • What time is kick-off? – 15:00 GMT, 16:00 CET.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.