Norwich vs Watford: 8 Key Facts & Stats to Impress Your Mates Ahead of Crucial Clash

​There is a lot riding on this fixture as the Premier League's bottom two clubs face off tonight.

​Norwich sit only two points above ​Watford and are currently four away from safety, while the Hornets are a further two points behind the Canaries.

Both sides desperately need a win and there is talk of Quique Sanchez Flores losing his job should the visitors fail to gain any points in tonight's clash.

Let's look at the stats courtesy of Opta, shall we?

Powerless Pukki

Teemu Pukki

The Finnish marksman scored an impressive 29 league goals last season and started the new in scintillating form.

But since, the goals have been hard to come by and the lack of success for Pukki has become reflective of ​Norwich's misfortunes.

Pukki scored five of his first 11 shots in the ​Premier League, but has since scored only one of his 19 efforts on the opposition goal.

Against the Odds

Tom Cleverley

Without a win in the league so far, ​Watford unsurprisingly sit bottom of the table, and this particular misfortune does not look good for them in terms of turning things around at Vicarage Road.

The team that's been rooted to the table has not won a Premier League fixture in 35 attempts, since Huddersfield beat Wolves in February.

Six of the Worst

Jose Holebas

Watford's abysmal goal tally of just six in the league so far has highlighted the clear need for a goalscorer.

Each of the six goals have come from six different players and Ricardo Pereyra is the only man to have netted for the Hornets more than once in all competitions.​

It's Friday I'm Not in Love

Georginio Wijnaldum,Kenny McLean

​Norwich haven't exactly had a great record playing Friday fixtures in the Premier League. Their only two games on this day came are the opening day 4-1 defeat to Liverpool, and a 5-1 loss to Tottenham in 1991.

Their record pre-Premier League on Friday's was much better, as their last two top flight First Divsion games were both wins - in December 1986 they beat Nottingham Forest, and in January 1988 they saw off West Ham.

Spare Any Clean Sheets?

Ben Foster

The last time Watford kept a clean sheet away at Norwich was in 1988, with a very leaky defence this year, conceding 23 in the league so far, it doesn't look good for Watford.

12 league games between the two at Carrow Road have since occurred, but the actual results make for more even reading. Watford winning five and drawing one, Norwich winning 6.​

First Goal Wins

Tim Krul,Anthony Martial

Norwich are on the desperately unfortunate run of having won only one of their last 48 Premier League games in which they conceded first, losing 42 of them.

Although, the only win in this run in which the opposition scored first and the Canaries went on to win was indeed against Watford in a 4-2 win in 2016.​

Leaky Norwich

Daniel Farke

Daniel Farke's side have been unable to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nine Premier League games. This is their longest run​ since Paul Lambert was in charge in the 2011-12 season, a total of 10 games. 

They have conceded 26 in the league so far.

Rock Bottom

Javi Gracia

Watford haven't won in the league so far and their only win of the season came over Swansea City in the Carabao Cup.

Only five teams have ever failed to win one of their opening 12 games, with the most recent being QPR in 2012/13, who won none of their first 16 and went on to finish bottom.

Source : 90min