Norwich v West Brom Prediction & Betting Tips, 11th August 201810th August 2018 / lee
Norwich v West Brom Championship Preview, 11th August 3.00pm
The Canaries picked up a point on the opening weekend of the season as they twice had to fight back from behind out at Birmingham. It’s their home opener this weekend as they play host to West Brom who haven’t had the greatest of starts to life in the Championship. After two games in, they are still looking for a win.
Norwich v West Brom
West Brom 17/10
* (Betting Odds were taken on 10th August, 2018 at 9:30 p.m.)
Norwich News and Form
Norwich fought for their 2-2 draw at Birmingham on the opening weekend of the season and they can build on that back on home soil for this one. Onel Hernandez got both goals of the game for the Canaries, including the 90th-minute equaliser. The Canaries posted a W8 D8 L7 record last season in the Championship on home soil. Not a fantastic return but three of those defeats were against the three sides who got promoted to the Premier League.
There is a decent chance that boss Daniel Farke is going to shuffle the pack a little bit to the one that played last weekend as they are players still working their way back to full fitness and defender Felix Passlack could be in line for a debut. They are going to need a little more time to gel together and we can only see this ending up as being a low scoring game. For our Norwich v West Brom betting tips we are going under 2.5 goals at bet365 for 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on 10th August, 2018 at 9:30 p.m.) They will be taking on a West Brom side who had an extra midweek game.
West Brom News and Form
The Baggies had a rough introduction back into Champions League. They opened with a surprise home defeat against Bolton and then in midweek they had to go and face Nottingham Forest in a rescheduled fixture. The Baggies found themselves down in that one as well but fought back to grab an equalizer three minutes from time to relive a little pressure. But it’s certainly not been the start that Darren Moore would have wanted from his charges.
So there are some early-season stresses on them which will grow if they don’t win this one. They don’t have Nacer Chadli available and Salomon Rondon has gone off to Newcastle, so they are still looking to settle into the season as well. Dwight Gayle made his debut against Forest in midweek, coming on in the second half and he is the 6/4 anytime goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken on 10th August, 2018 at 9:30 p.m.) because he’ll probably get a start here. This is not an easy away game for them at Carrow Road.
Norwich v West Brom Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between Norwich and West Brom since the 2015/16 Premier League season. The two traded away wins on that occasion and both of them were 1-0 away successes as well. Both teams have scored in none of the last six meetings in all competitions and Norwich are W2 L2 in their last four home games against the Baggies in all competitions. Each of the last three league meetings have ended in a 1-0 away win.
Who will win – Norwich v West Brom Predictions
We would have expected a better start from the Baggies but it hasn’t happened and they could be vulnerable in this one as well. We are going to just lean on the Canaries in the match outright, as spirits will be high this being their opening home fixture of the new season. Home win.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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