Leicester vs. Norwich Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Leicester ended 2021 in perfect fashion by winning 1-0 against Liverpool and the Foxes have a great chance to build some momentum at the start of 2022 when they welcome bottom-placed Norwich on January 1. The visitors are on a dreadful run of five straight defeats without scoring a single goal and are in dire need of points.

Where and when: King Power Stadium – 1 January, kick-off 15:00

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Last time: Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton were on target for Leicester, as the Foxes earned a 2-1 win away to Norwich in the last meeting between those teams, while Teemu Pukki converted a penalty for the hosts.

Leicester v Norwich Predictions and Preview

Leicester’s 1-0 win over Liverpool should serve as a huge confidence booster for the Foxes, as they ended 2021 on a high. However, Brendan Rodgers’ men were far from convincing in December, as they have two wins, as many defeats and a draw during the month.

The Foxes end 2021 in ninth place with 25 points, but will be looking to continue their surge towards the European places at the very start of 2022, as they welcome last-placed Norwich on January 1. Leicester earned a 2-1 win at Carrow Road in the first meeting between these teams this term, so they’ll aim to win both of their clashes against the Canaries, who lost their last five games.

Leicester are currently on a three-game winning streak at the King Power Stadium, as they beat Watford 4-2 and Newcastle prior to their victory over Liverpool. However, Norwich held Rodgers’ side to a 1-1 draw in the fixture last term, so three points can’t be taken for granted.

Leicester weren’t short of luck in the 1-0 win over Liverpool, as Mohamed Salah missed a penalty, but the Foxes rediscovered their defensive prowess and that could be crucial for the second half of the campaign. However, scoring goals will be important against Norwich and on paper this shouldn’t be an issue against the worst defence in the league, especially considering that Leicester have scored at least one goal in each of their last six games.

Dean Smith’s men sit rock bottom in the Premier League table with only 10 points. However, they are only three away from safety, so it will be up to them to improve their performances. However, this will not be easy against a side that beat them four times in their last six meetings.

Right-back Riccardo Pereira is the only notable absentee for the hosts, who are heavy 2/5 favourites in these Leicester vs Norwich predictions. At 18/5 even the draw would be a surprise, while you might want to stay away from the 13/2 odds for a Norwich victory.

One to watch for Leicester: Jamie Vardy’s nine goals mean that the talismanic forward is once again the top scorer for the Foxes this term. Vardy scored the opener in the last meeting between these teams and is 9/4 to do the same this time.

One to watch for Norwich: Teemu Pukki has been the only bright spot in what has so far been a very underwhelming season for Norwich. The Finland international has five Premier League goals to his name and is 5/1 in the first scorer market in this Leicester vs Norwich preview.

Long shot: Norwich lost their last two away games 3-0 and a repeat of that result in Leicester’s favour this time is available at 10/1. If you are looking for even bigger odds you can also add Jamie Vardy to score the first and the last goal in the game for 154/1.

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