Norwich City vs Leeds UnitedEnglish Premier League, KO: 14:00 Oct 31, 2021, Carrow Road
SUNDAY will see two of the English Premier League's underperforming sides square-off as Norwich lock horns with Leeds.
Daniel Farke's out-of-sorts side are still searching for their maiden league win of the season after being savaged 7-0 at Stamford Bridge last Saturday, a game which brought up one of my Bet Builders.
Early days it may be, but English football's resident yo-yo club already look like a side destined for a swift return to the Championship
The beleaguered Canaries have banked just two points from their opening nine league games, so Farke and Co will have earmarked this fixture with Leeds as one where three points are crucial if they are to kick-start their season.
As for Leeds, it's not been a disastrous start to the campaign by any means, but the Elland Road faithful will have been hoping for more than just seven points from their opening nine Premier League matches.
Norwich have failed to win any of their last 19 Premier League matches and the bookies odds suggest that barren run is set to continue, with a rare Carrow Road success trading at 13/5 (SBK) while the stalemate has been priced up at 45/17 (SBK) with the same firm.
Leeds are winless in four Premier League road trips this term, but the Whites enter this contest as 19/17 favourites with SBK.
It's hard to be tempted about either team winning this match, but dipping into the Asian goal line we can see it set at 2.5, 3.0 and I'm more than happy to have a play on the unders at 9/10 with Bet 365.
Here we would only lose our full stake if there are four or more goals scored in the match and that looks like an attractive betting proposition given that same bet would have copped in seven of the pairs last 10 collective league games.
Sure, the Canaries capitulated in the capital last weekend, but prior to that pummelling the Premier League's basement boys had steadied the ship with a pair of goalless draws against Burnley and Brighton.
The shot-shy hosts have scored just two goals in their opening nine league matches, not to mention three of Norwich's last five league games have featured fewer than three match goals.
Leeds have also lacked a cutting edge in front of goal this season, with Marcelo Biela's men making the net bulge a mere eight times across their first nine league fixtures of the season.
What's more, under 2.5 goal backers would have banked profit from four of Leeds' last five league games and that only adds to the appeal of siding with the aforementioned Asian angle in Sunday's crunch Carrow Road clash.
I’ll also be waiting to see who starts in midfield for Norwich but if Kenny McLean gets the nod, then I'll happily have a speculative punt on the 10/1 (Bet 365) for the Scot to pick up a card during this early-season relegation six-pointer.
Granted, McLean has yet to be booked this season, but he tends to operate on the left-hand side of the Norwich engine room so he could have to cover Leeds livewire Raphinha and that makes the 10/1 (Bet 365) too big to ignore.
This English Premier League match between Norwich City and Leeds United will be played on Oct 31, 2021 and kick off at 14:00. Check below for our tipsters best Norwich City vs Leeds United prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.