Crystal Palace is one of the most aggressive teams in the Premier League this season in terms of cards and fouls. Of course, this is the merit of Patrick Vieira, who instilled a tougher style in the Eagles. It should be borne in mind that the opponents also play rough against Londoners, so it is not surprising that the average performance of matches at Selhurst Park is 5 cards (including CC). In the played 9 home rounds, 7 were from 4 LCDs.
Norwich this season just lacks that very aggression to finally start gaining the coveted points. While the “Canaries” are firmly settled at the bottom of the Premier League, and in some matches they look like relegation is inevitable. Although there is still a lot of time and the gap from the saving 17th place is only 3 points. With an average performance of the guest rounds of 3.5 LCD, the half was from 4. However, it should be borne in mind that they managed to play away against many top rivals who are claiming the championship or getting into the top four.
The match will be serviced by Paul Tierney, who has averaged 4.1 LCDs this season.
Both teams, due to covid and injuries, have problems with their rosters. For the hosts, for the most part, they touched the line of attack, and for the guests, the defense. It’s time for Dean Smith to set his players up to fight for points in matches against the middle peasants, otherwise it will be difficult to rise from the bottom. Taking into account the manner of the game, first of all the hosts, as well as the rather strict referee, I expect a tough match with 4 or more cards.