Let’s start with general statistics. Last season, the Premier League on average recorded 21.78 fouls per game, and the year before last – 21.46. So initially we start with an inflated total. It remains only to find out if the roughest teams in the league are meeting among themselves.
Crystal Palace has averaged 23.9 fouls in the last 20 games. If you watch the fights with Norwich, the average there in 20 matches is 20.9. If we take only the home meetings of Crystal Palace and away matches of Norwich, we will see the numbers 24.7 and 19.7. In this case, the average value for the two teams will not change.
The upcoming meeting will be served by a referee team led by Paul Tierney. In the last 15 matches with his participation, the average number of violations of the rules is 19.4. If we take the last 20, then the figure there will grow slightly – 20.6. But in any case, this is significantly less than the total offered by the bookmakers. So I suggest you play the bottom.