Watford have previously won both matches against Norwich when the two sides met in the Championship last season. Since their promotion to the Premier League, Norwich have failed to earn a single point and have been performing poorly in the top tier. Watford have three points from their four matches with one win and three losses. Their only win was against Aston Villa in the opening game week of the league.
Norwich City are tied at the bottom for the number of shots they have on target. They have only managed to get eight shots on target so far in the season and have a very poor record. They have only managed an average of 1.87 shots on target per 90 minutes. Only Teemu Pukki has had more than one shot on target for them.
Norwich have also conceded eleven goals in four matches, which is the second-worst record in the league. The most important aspect for Norwich in order to improve is to maintain a better defensive record and attempt more attacking actions.
Max Aarons has been impressive in the matches Norwich have played and can be influential for Norwich to get a positive result. In the previous match against Arsenal, we can see that their xT creation zones were more on the right flank which the side where Aarons plays and he also had a high xT from the passes he attempted in the match.
Watford have had three disappointing results since their opening day win against Aston Villa. They have failed to score a single goal since the three that they scored in the match against Villa. Watford have had the lowest xG in the league and also the lowest xG per 90 minutes. This indicates Watford have failed to create opportunities in the final third.
Ismaila Sarr has looked promising at times for Watford and was also on the scoresheet when they won against Villa. Watford can look towards Sarr for a breakthrough in the game against Norwich as they have had a weakened defence as well.
It is highly likely that this game between Norwich and Watford will be a low scoring game since both teams have the lowest xG and have failed to score goals. Watford will look to return to winning ways and add points to their tally and will be more confident considering their history over Norwich and that opponents have failed to earn a single point yet. While for Norwich, it is a must-win for them to ease the pressure on their manager in the early stages of the league.