Sat 9 Nov 2013 17:30 – Norwich v West Ham (Carrow Road)

Referee: Jonathan Moss

Norwich have not been that convincing at home this season despite being the only team to take three points from Southampton. In fact, that was their only victory on home soil this term with two draws and two defeats making up the other four results. Sam Allardyce’s West Ham have only lost one game on the road but they have only recorded one victory as well. That was the 3-0 away win at Tottenham which is the only time they have scored on their travels this year.

West Ham still have a significant injury list with Taylor, Vaz Te, McCartney, Collins, Carroll and Diarra all still out of action. Meanwhile, Norwich may have Snodgrass and Van Wolfswinkel available for selection subject to late fitness tests.

Norwich have only managed to score an average of 0.8 goals per home game so far this season while West Ham have only scored an average of 0.6 goals away, so there this is unlikely to be a high scoring encounter . Therefore, fewer than 2.5 goals is the most likely outcome in this game. The statistics also show a very good possibility of more than 10.5 corners in this match with Norwich home games averaging 11.8 and West Ham away games averaging 12.8.

This should be a close game but there is unlikely to be many goals and both teams may just cancel each other out. With only two wins each this year and both teams struggling for to find the net a no score draw seems like the best prediction for this game.

Match prediction: Norwich 0-0 West Ham

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