Manchester City vs Norwich Preview, Betting Tips and Odds.

Manchester City vs Norwich Preview, Betting Tips and Odds.

Manchester City vs Norwich predictions for Sunday’s Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City targeting 100 goals
Having relinquished both the Premier League title and FA Cup this season, Manchester City’s domestic campaign has been fraught with disappointment in 2019/20, however, the Citizens still have one sizeable incentive to win on the campaign’s final day on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring City need to hit the net a minimum of three times to push through the 100-goal ceiling for the season, and the Citizens’ chances of becoming Premier League centurions for the third time look promising ahead of their clash with bottom club Norwich in Manchester.

While results since the restart have been up and down, City have cut loose in the final third with devastating effect in several league fixtures, hitting four goals or more in five separate contests overall since the middle of June.

With five wins from five and a whopping 19 goals plundered, the Citizens’ performances at the Etihad Stadium have been particularly scintillating, and they are expected to close out their campaign with another wide-margin win there on Sunday.

Canaries looking towards next season
Already relegated Norwich City will be hoping to avoid the embarrassment of making a Premier League exit on the back of a drubbing on Sunday, though the Canaries chances of keeping the score down look slim.

With nine defeats on the spin and a total of just one goal scored during that miserable period, many Norwich supporters will be welcoming a return to the Championship where their team will be expected to compete closer to the top of the division.

Norwich face being gutted this summer before their 2020/21 campaign begins however, with Emiliano Buendia, Todd Cantwell, Ben Godfrey and Max Aarons all expected to fly the nest during the upcoming transfer window.

On Sunday, just three members of that quartet will have a final chance to impress their suitors with Buendia out through suspension, though they could find it tough to shine while representing a Norwich team that lost nine and drew two of their last 11 away assignments.

City to rack up the goals
Manchester City are overwhelming favourites to run roughshod over Norwich at the Etihad on Sunday, and with the hosts expected to cut loose against the Canaries, the goals markets are worth investigating ahead of the action.

The Citizens averaged a huge 3.8 goals per 90 minutes over their last five home fixtures, with big wins over Burnley (5-0), Liverpool (4-0) and Newcastle (5-0) helping to bump that average up.

City also hit five and four goals in away games at Brighton and Watford respectively, and with their star-studded forward line firmly in the groove, another glut of goals is anticipated on Sunday.

Norwich famously beat Man City 3-2 in the reverse league fixture between the clubs in September last year, and we expect Guardiola’s charges to exact a measure of revenge for that unexpected reverse on Sunday.

With City’s goal-getting prowess formidable and Norwich looking down and out, the over 3.5 Man City team goals market looks excellent value at the prices available, while our correct score prediction forecasts a 5-0 home win.

City, who have already recorded three 5-0 wins since the resumption of play last month, will be going for the jugular in their quest to push past the 100 goals mark, and a Norwich team, that failed to score in 11 of their last 13 league contests overall should offer little resistance.

Anytime Goalscorer pick: Raheem Sterling
With six goals in his last four Premier League starts, Raheem Sterling is closing out his domestic campaign in style, and the England international looks a prime candidate to get among the goals again on Sunday.

Sterling needs just one more goal to bring his haul for the Premier League season up to 20, and the red-hot 25-year-old will back himself to breach to a Norwich outfit that holds the worst defensive record in the division.

It’s interesting to note that away day specialist Sterling bagged 14 of his 19 Premier League goals away from the Etihad this season, though we expect the flying winger to add some balance to that ratio on Sunday.

Manchester City vs Norwich City team news
Sergio Aguero and Claudio Bravo are Man City’s only injury absentees ahead of their last game against Norwich.

David Silva, who will leave the club this summer, should start in his swangsong game, while impressive youngster Phil Foden will also hope to feature.

Fernandinho could get another run at centre-half alongside Aymeric Laporte, with Ilkay Gundgoan set to be deployed in the holding midfield role ahead of them.

Manchester City predicted line-up: Ederson – Cancelo, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy – Gundogan, de Bruyne, D. Silva – Foden, Sterling, Jesus

Sam Byram, Grant Hanley, Christophe Zimmermann and Moritz Leitner are all still ruled out for Norwich, and with little left to play for, Daniel Farke could hand minutes to some of the Canaries’s lesser used squad players this weekend.

Josip Drmic and Emiliano Buendai are both suspended having seen red against Burnley last week.

Norwich City predicted line-up: Krul – Aarons, Klose, Godfrey, Lewis – Tettey, McLean – Cantwell, Stiepermann, Hernandez – Pukki
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