Norwich have veteran striker Teemu Pukki, when he is topping The Canaries’ list of goalscorers in the Premier League this season. However, with a fragile defense, Pukki alone is not enough to help Dean Smith’s army hope to get points at St Mary’s, where Southampton are still unbeaten at home for most of the time in the Premier League this season. .
Southampton is one of the rare teams in the English Premier League that has not lost at home since the end of October to this. Recently, the team nicknamed The Saints has always been dominant when welcoming opponents at the bottom of the table like Norwich at St Mary’s. Specifically, in the last 3 times playing against the away team Norwich, the Southern team dominated with the record of winning all 3.
Therefore, it can be considered that the home field will be a fulcrum for Southampton to put their faith in a victory over Norwich tonight. Of course, this will not be a difficult match because the home team has recently been stable in the Premier League with 4 consecutive unbeaten matches. However, their defense also needs to play very focused and especially guard against striker Teemu Pukki of the away team. Otherwise, The Saints will pay a heavy price.
Norwich’s recent form is very volatile. In the last 4 matches on all fronts, they only won 1 time. In the latest match in the Premier League, The Canaries were beaten by Liverpool with a bold score of 1-3. The home team at Carrow Road has a fairly stable attack with regular shooting in the last 5/6 matches (scoring 8 goals). But that offensive power is not enough to cover the weaknesses in their defence.
During the last 9 matches on all fronts, Norwich only kept 2 clean sheets. In those 7 conceded matches, there were 3 matches where they let the opponent catch the ball 2 times or more. With that poor defense of the home team Carrow Road, Southampton can fully take advantage of the home field advantage to score and win.