The AFL will start their run-up this week on Friday when Watford v Norwich play each other with the match forecast prepared by our experts. Who will prove stronger in the battle of the underdogs? Full statistics and all odds for the match can be found at 1xbet application.
The Hornets have forgotten when they won
Watford are among four relegation contenders, but only three will relegate while the Hornets have the best chance of staying in the AFL. The league position is very confusing, with the club sitting 17th ahead of Norwich by a point with two games to spare, and Newcastle by two points with one game to spare. Worth keeping in mind is Burnley, who are three points behind Watford but have played two fewer games. In the last round, the team only levelled the away game against Newcastle 1-1 at the end of the meeting. They managed to break their losing streak of six straight defeats. Watford have not won in exactly two months. Seven players will not be helping the team in this encounter, with four injured and three away at the African Cup.
Canaries try to get out of relegation zone
Norwich are having a tough season, with the club only sitting 18th in the league. “The Canaries have played more games than their rivals, which is not encouraging either. In the last round, the team managed to beat Everton 2-1 at home. The victory was a much-needed and long-awaited one, as before that there had been six consecutive defeats in the league. Six of the players are out due to injuries.
In the first round, Watford celebrated an away win 3-1, the double in that meeting was made by Ismaila Sarr, who does not play for two months due to injury.
The importance of this battle is hard to overestimate, as the direct rivals are playing each other, a win will be of particular value. The teams are sure to play on the opposite course, as a draw will bring little benefit. The home side is considered the slight favourite and we consider a high-scoring clash to be a shoo-in.