Leicester will try to bounce back from their defeat last week on Saturday, when they visit newly-promoted Norwich City. Brendan Rodgers’ side are yet to win on the road, while the Canaries have had a nightmare start after suffering heavy losses to both Liverpool and Manchester City.
Where and when: Carrow Road – 28 August, kick-off 15:00
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Last time: Jamal Lewis scored the only goal in Norwich’s 1-0 victory over Leicester when those two teams last met in February 2020.
Norwich v Leicester Predictions and Preview
The heavy 4-1 loss away to West Ham United ruined Leicester’s perfect start to the season. The Foxes lifted their first piece of silverware after an impressive 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the Community Shield, while they repeated the same result in their Premier League opener against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
There were some worrying signs in the defeat against the Hammers, as the usually strong Leicester defence was ripped apart by the hosts, who scored three goals after the break. Ayoze Perez will be suspended for the trip to Norwich, as the wide forward saw straight red in the first half against West Ham, significantly hurting the chances of his team.
Nevertheless, the Foxes have what it takes to bounce back, especially considering Kelechi Iheanacho, who scored the winner against Manchester City, was on the bench in their last two games. The 24-year-old striker is expected to pair with Jamie Vardy up front, so Leicester’s attack might be a bit too strong for Norwich to contain.
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Norwich, meanwhile, could’ve hardly had a worse start on their return to the Premier League. Daniel Farke’s men suffered two embarrassing defeats against Liverpool and Manchester City and are yet to find the back of the net.
The Canaries’ goal difference is 0-8 after their first two games, but they’ll have the chance to fix that against Leicester on Saturday. It has to be said that the schedule has been really tough for Norwich, so they’ll get plenty of chances to bounce back during the season.
Scoring goals is arguably Norwich’s big problem, but the Yellows need to change their conceding rates if they want to keep their place in the Premier League. Star striker Teemu Puuki netted 26 strikes in Championship last year and will be looking to at least match the 11 Premier League goals that he scored two seasons ago.
The Canaries have won two out of their last six games against Leicester, including their most recent encounter in 2020. They have also earned one draw and suffered three defeats during that stretch.
Norwich are 19/5 to earn their first win after returning to the Premier League on Saturday. The draw can be backed at 13/5, while Leicester are firm 4/5 favourites to get the three points this weekend.
One to watch for Norwich: After scoring 29 goals in his debut season in the Championship, Teemu Puuki netted 26 last term and was the main reason Norwich blew away the competition. The Finnish striker netted 11 times for the Canaries in his first Premier League season and is 5/1 to score the opener against the Foxes.
One to watch for Leicester: Jamie Vardy scored the winner in the 1-0 win over Wolves in Leicester’s Premier League opener. The 34-year-old is expected to lead the line once again and is 7/2 to break the deadlock against Norwich as well on Saturday.
Long shot: Norwich are yet to find the back of the net this season, while Leicester won two of their first three games 1-0. A repeat of that result in their favour is priced at 8/1, while it rises to 42/1 if you pair it with Vardy to score the goal.