Daniel Farke: I want us to show unity and spirit
Norwich City Head Coach Daniel Farke says “unity and spirit” are the key ingredients he’ll be looking for in Friday night’s Premier League game at home to Leicester City.
“If I’m honest, we weren’t on our top level in the last game, so I don’t want to speak about winning seven of the next ten games. It’s more important that we are focused on being back at the top of our game.”
Leicester City are the visitors at Carrow Road on Friday night as Norwich seek three important points to close the gap to 19th in the Premier League.
Norwich’s only win over Leicester in the Premier League was their first meeting in November 1994. They have since lost three and drawn once.
The Canaries have won only one of their last four home matches against Leicester in all competitions (D1, L2).
Norwich have lost three of their past four league games and have won just once in the league since November.
No Premier League side has earned fewer home points than Norwich’s 12. Norwich’s only two goals in the six most recent league fixtures have come from the penalty spot. They have conceded seven penalties in this season’s Premier League, more than any other team.
Leicester could go four league games without a win for the first time this season. Only Liverpool and Manchester City have earned more away points than Leicester’s 27 in this season’s Premier League. After 17 goals in his first 18 Premier League appearances this season, Jamie Vardy is without a goal in his last seven.
If Norwich are to pull off a great escape of sorts then they quite simply need to start winning games. Leicester have also struggled for wins of late but offered some encouraging signs in their defeat to Man City, so we are backing them to come out on top in Friday’s clash.
Only Liverpool and Manchester City have won more away games than Leicester this term and the Foxes are priced at 1.72 with Sportsbet to pick up three points.
Norwich for their part can be backed at 4.33 with the draw on offer at 4.00.
Leicester have scored 28 goals in 13 away games this season, with only Manchester City scoring more on the road.
Backing the visitors to win makes sense, while combining this selection with over 1.5 goals for Rodgers’ side offers odds of 2.05.
Leicester to win and score over 1.5 goals at 2.05