Bournemouth vs Norwich/ Carabao Cup – On Thursday evening will be played all matches of the English League Cup round of 16 and we have single out match between Bournemouth and Norwich. Bournemouth competes in the Premier League and after 10 rounds it occupies very good sixth place in the table, while Norwich is fourth in the Championship after 15 rounds. Let’s add that the two teams met the last time three seasons ago in the Premiership and then home teams won each time.
Bournemouth vs Norwich begins 30.10.2018 at 20:45 CET
It is natural that Bournemouth fans expect sound home victory over Norwich now, given that their team is in very good shape recently; it has five-game unbeaten streak of even four wins and one draw. It all started with the League Cup, where Bournemouth won at home second-division Blackburn 3-2 in the round of 16 and despite playing with the reserve team. After that manager Howe won three and drew one match in the Premier League with the strongest team.
Those good results propelled Bournemouth at the sixth place in the table. We should add that goalkeeper Begovic managed to finish three matches without conceding a single goal. Now against Norwich we expect to see experienced Pole Boruc at goalkeeper position, given that Howe in general rests his best players in the League Cup matches. Let’s add that Howe has no problems with absences at the moment.
Probable lineups Bournemouth: Boruc – A. Smith, Simpson, Mings, Rico – Ibe, Gosling, Surman, Stanislas – Mousset, Defoe
We have said in the introduction that Norwich played the last time in the elite football league in England three years ago but then it ended up twice around middle of the Championship table, which prevented them to reach the promotion play-off. However, if we judge what they have showed in first 15 rounds of this season that is about to change. Norwich currently occupies the fourth place in the table and has just two points fewer than leading Sheffield United.
Besides, team led by manager Farke had won three consecutive matches in the Championship before this match with Bournemouth in the League Cup, and it lost just one out of previous 12 matches. Norwich won Cardiff and Wycombe in two previous rounds of the League Cup. We should add that due to injures out of action are defenders Pinto and Hanley, midfielders Thompson and McLean, and forwards Oliviera, Pukki and Jarvis.
Probable lineups Norwich: McGovern – Passlack, Zimmermann, Klose, Lewis –Trybull, Godfrey, Vrancic – Hernandez, Rhodes, Srbeny
Bournemouth vs Norwich PICK
Naturally, Premier League Bournemouth is regarded as a great favourite to win this League Cup match, especially as it will play at home but second-division Norwich plays very good this season in all competitions, which assures us that will fight well at the Dean Court.
Pick: over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.70 at 888sport (down to 1.65 can be played)
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