Norwich had a thankless task on the opening day of the new season as they had to go and make a trip to Anfield where they were heavily beaten by Liverpool. This is really where the season starts for them and they have a shot at three points at home against Newcastle. The Magpies fell to a tame home defeat against Arsenal. Read our Norwich v Newcastle betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.)
The Canaries will look at things and be in the mindset that their new season starts here. That 4-1 defeat at Anfield last weekend was a game that the Canaries were never likely to get anything from. They can write that off. However, as a huge positive, the newly-promoted side played some very good football and they did win the second half 1-0. That’s no mean feat so there could be positive things to come from them.
They will entertain at Carrow Road. Teemu Pukki got their goal at Anfield and after his prolific season for them in the Championship, he needs to go well. Pukki is the 5/1 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.). Norwich went W15 D4 L4 on home soil in the Championship last season with no defeat at Carrow Road happening in 2019.
Norwich and Newcastle last met in the 2016/17 Championship
Each of the last four meetings have gone over 3.5 goals
Norwich are unbeaten in seven home games against the Magpies
The Canaries won their last EPL fixture against Newcastle 3-2
The Magpies lost their home opener of the 2019/20 campaign, a 1-0 loss against Arsenal. While that was a tough game for new boss Steve Bruce, they didn’t exactly rattle the visitors. The longer the second half went on, the more and more Newcastle faded from the game and they didn’t really look tactically aware of what they were doing. If they lose out at Carrow Road against the newly promoted Canaries, then there’s going to be some big early pressure on Bruce.
Newcastle only won four away games in the last campaign (D8 L7) and it is not too surprising that the bookies have them as underdogs at all. They averaged less than a goal per away game last season. Newcastle do have their big summer signing Joelinton of course, but he was a little wasteful against the Gunners. The quicker he gets off the mark the better to settle nerves as the club’s most expensive player ever. Only 37% of Newcastle’s away games last season went over the 2.5 goals and that was because they were not all that bad at the back.
Even though they were beaten heavily Norwich played some fine football at Anfield against Liverpool. In front of the Carrow Road faithful, the Canaries should be able to pick up a good three points for themselves here. Newcastle looked as if they had no game plan whatsoever last weekend.
16th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
You are all excited to be back in the Premier League after winning the Championship and then you have to go to Liverpool for your opening game back in the top flight. That is the situation facing Norwich on Friday night in a tough opener for them. Liverpool were unbeaten on home soil in the EPL last season, will they kick things off with a bang? Read our Liverpool v Norwich betting tips for more.
The Reds were in semi-competitive action on the weekend as they played out a 1-1 draw with Man City in the Community Shield. The Reds lost the subsequent penalty shoot-out. Liverpool lost their shot at the league title last season, finishing a point behind Manchester City after an epic duel.
Jurgen Klopp’s men lost just once last term and on home soil remained undefeated. Their record at Anfield was W17 D2. Across their home fixtures, the Reds averaged 2.9 goals per game and in their home campaign, they conceded just ten goals (0.53 per fixture). It was immensely powerful stuff from them.
They closed out last season on a seven-match home winning streak in the league, and on a fifteen match scoring streak at Anfield. The Reds scored at least two goals in each of their final seven home games of the last campaign. Liverpool were also leading at the half time break in 13 of their 19 home games last season.
In total, the Reds collected a clean sheet in 63% of their home games. The only points that they dropped on home soil were against sides who finished in the top nine. Given that the Reds have scored exactly five goals in four of their last six games against Norwich and have had the strike power of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, it’s hard to see them not getting on the scoresheet.
This will be the first meeting since the 2015/16 EPL season
Liverpool have won six of the last seven clashes (D1)
Norwich have conceded at least 3 goals in all but one of their last seven against the Reds
The last league meeting at Anfield ended in a 1-1 draw
It was some campaign that Norwich put together in the Championship last season. They won the title, but they did get off to a slow start to the season. Norwich’s record over their first six games of the Championship last season was W1 D2 L3. They failed to win any of their three openers too.
But then when it all clicked there was no stopping them. Norwich closed out the season on a fourteen match undefeated streak of form, winning ten of those. They posted an impressive W12 D9 L2 overall away record last season in the second tier.
The Canaries went unbeaten in their final seven away games, scoring in each of their last thirteen. But the transition up to the top flight is never easy. There has not been that much major action from them in the transfer market. Their big capture was goalkeeper Ralf Harmann on loan.
Also arriving has been right-back Sam Byram from West Ham for £750k and striker Josip Drmic on a free from Borussia Monchengladbach. Will they have enough to survive the season? That, of course, is going to be their primary objective. The Canaries are 11/8 second-favourites to suffer relegation this season* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 5th, 2019 at 5:40 p.m.)
There should be no slip up from Liverpool here on home soil on the opening day of the season against a newly promoted side. There are naturally going to be frailties in Norwich’s game having stepped up to the new high level. They could get exposed. The Reds can cover a -2.5 Asian Handicap.
7th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
A point will be enough for Norwich to be crowned Championship champions this season. It would be a pretty fitting reward for such a powerful campaign. Aston Villa will be facing the stress of the playoffs after their superb run of form. They have locked down a fifth place finish. Read our Aston Villa v Norwich betting tips for more.
Aston Villa 19/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)
The Villains had their ten-match winning streak snapped last weekend, as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Leeds. They are still running on a brilliant five-match home winning streak though and so they could have enough to trip up the Canaries. The home form this season of the Villains is W11 D8 L3 but they have had a few struggles on home soil against some of the stronger teams. They are D1 L2 in their home games against the current top four. Aston Villa are on a twelve match scoring streak in the league currently.
On home soil they have produced an average of 2.2 goals per home game and 73% of their home game have gone over 2.5 goals. Six of Villa’s eleven home wins this season have been by a one-goal margin. They have been leading at half time in 11 of their home games. Of the goals which they have conceded at Villa Park this season, 65% of them have been in the second half of games. The Villains have opened the scoring in 14 of their 22 home fixtures this season. Only Norwich and West Brom have produced more league goals than Villa this season.
Norwich earned a 2-1 home win over Villa earlier this season
Norwich have won the last two league meetings
Each of the last three meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Villa are on a four-match winning streak at home over Norwich
So can Norwich hold out for a point? This is actually a tricky game for them to finish with. They should have already had the league title locked down by now but they have drawn four of their last five games. They collected a 2-1 win over Blackburn last weekend to snap a four-match sequence of drawn games. This season on their travels Norwich have produced a superb return of W11 D9 L2. They are undefeated in their last six out on the road. If you combine home and away games, Norwich are unbeaten in 13.
The Canaries have scored in each of their last 26 league games, but they have not gone without a clean sheet in any of their last five. Six of their eleven away wins this season have happened by a one-goal margin. The Canaries have been level at half time in exactly half of their away games. They have come up with 65% of their away goals in the second half of fixtures. It has been a wonderful season from them. They boast the best away record in the division and they are also the league’s top goal scorers. Just one more point and they will handed the Championship trophy.
The draw is a good fit for this one. Aston Villa will be looking to defend their unbeaten run heading to the playoffs, while it is just a point that Norwich needs to get the title and shut the door in Sheffield United’s face. Draw.
4th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Canaries can be crowned league Champions this weekend. There is still a chance that they could be caught by Sheffield United though. The Canaries have drawn each of their last four league games now, not able to get across the finish line quite yet. Blackburn are on a good streak of form to oppose them as well. Read our Norwich v Blackburn betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 26th, 2019 at 6:58 p.m.)
So it is a four-match drawing streak that Norwich are currently on. So they have missed some chances to wrap up the league title. The Canaries are unbeaten in their last nine on home soil in the league. In total, they are on a twelve match undefeated streak, home and away in the Championship. It has been such a powerful home campaign from the Canaries who are W14 D4 L4 at Carrow Road this season. Their scoring output has been wonderful at an average of 2.2 per home fixture. 73% of all league games at Carrow Road this season have gone over 2.5goals.
The Canaries have taken a clean sheet in a third of their home games, conceding at an average of 1.5 per game. They have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last four league games, home and away. But going back to their home scoring, they have netted at least two goals in each of their last four on home soil. They have put together a sixteen match scoring streak at home in the league as well. 65% of Norwich’s home goals have come in the second period of games.
Norwich earned a 1-0 win at Blackburn in December
The Canaries are undefeated in five against Rovers
Four of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Norwich are unbeaten in five home games against Blackburn
Rovers are on a four-match winning streak in the league after collecting a home win over Bolton last weekend. They have won their last two out on the road now taking their away record for the season to W6 D5 L11. Their record at the stronger teams in the division isn’t great though. Rovers are just D3 L6 from their nine away games played against teams currently in the top ten. Blackburn have conceded at an average of 2 goals per away games this season. This is going to be a big test of their defence.
Rovers went D1 L5 away from home before winning their last two on the road. Those were 2-1 successes over Nottingham Forest and QPR. In total Blackburn have earned a clean sheet in 18% of their away games, with both teams scoring in 77% of their road fixtures. Of the six wins that they have recorded on their travels, five of them have been by a one-goal margin. Rovers have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last eight road games, while each of those eight ended up over 2.5 goals. Rovers have conceded 71% of all league goals this season in the second half of fixtures.
Have the nerves crept into Norwich game? Maybe so, but that’s understandable. This is their final home game of the season so they will be looking to sign off in style. Norwich can go out and get the win, but it’s worth having a look at both teams to score.
26th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Stoke have nothing at stake in this one. They have done enough to avoid regulation worries this season and they are going to have their work cut out for a top half of the table finish. Can they take points off the promotion-bound Canaries though? Read our Stoke v Norwich betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from Paddy Power on April 16th, 2019 at 10:19 p.m.)
The Potters have drawn their last four home games in the Championship and five of their last six on home soil (W1). So there hasn’t been too much to cheer about for their home fans. But then it is at least a good unbeaten streak of home form that they have put together. In their last home game though they only managed a 2-2 draw against the relegation-threatened Rotherham.
Stoke have barely averaged over a goal per home game this season and just 29% of their home fixtures have made it over 2.5 goals. The Potters have picked up a clean sheet in 43% of their home games this term, conceding at under a goal per game on average. Their overall home record for the Championship season stands at W8 D7 L6. Stoke have conceded 60% of their home goals in the second period of games.
Stoke were 1-0 winners at Carrow Road in October
The Potters have won the last two meetings with Norwich
The Canaries are winless in four against Stoke
Stoke have lost just one of their last nine home games against Norwich
The Canaries could only manage what for them, will have been a disappointing away draw at Wigan in their last away game. That did extend their unbeaten road form to five though, winning each of the other four in that sequence. Norwich’s overall away record for the season is at W11 D8 L2. In their road games, this season the Canaries have averaged 1.8 goals per game.
They have been tight at the back conceding at under a goal per game on average. Norwich have tallied up a clean sheet in 29% of their away games. The Canaries have netted in each of their last 11 away games and they have scored 66% of their road goals in the second period of fixtures. They have been level at the halftime break 11 times this season on the road. They do currently boast the best away record in the division.
Stoke have been pretty flat this season and Norwich have just been flying their way back up to the Premier League. The visitors will be enjoying themselves more than the home side in this one more likely than not. Away win at 6/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from Paddy Power on April 16th, 2019 at 10:19 p.m.)
20th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Norwich v Sheffield Wednesday Championship Preview, 19th April 7.45pm
The Canaries are on the doorstep of the league title with a four-point lead at the top with just the four games to play. They have only drawn their last two though, so can they get back to winning ways this weekend? Sheffield Wednesday are no pushover and may test the patience of the hosts. Read our Norwich v Sheffield Wednesday betting tips for more.
Sheff Weds 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 4:58 p.m.)
The Canaries have drawn their last two league games. On the weekend they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Wigan. On home soil, this season Norwich are W14 D3 L4 and they have a big streak of unbeaten form going there. Norwich are undefeated in their eight at Carrow Road and they have scored in each of their last 15 there. Overall home and away, Norwich are on a 23 match scoring streak. The Canaries have netted at least two goals in each of their last three home games.
The Canaries have averaged 2.2 goals per home game this season, but they haven’t been tight at the back really. They have conceded at an average of 1.5 goals per home game. Put all that together and 71% of league games at Carrow Road have gone over 2.5 goals. There has been a clean sheet for Norwich in a third of their home games. Of the fourteen home wins that they have taken, nine of them have been by a one-goal margin. 66% of their home goals scored have been netted in the second half of games.
Norwich collected a 4-0 win at Hillsborough in November
Each of the last four meetings have gone over 3.5 goals
Norwich are unbeaten in their last three at home against the Owls (W2 D1)
Both teams have scored in just three of the last eight meetings
The Owls have lost two of their last three played (W1) but those are the only losses in their last fifteen league games. The two defeats were against in-form teams Aston Villa and Leeds. Away from home this season the Owls are at W6 D6 L9 and they have done well on the road against the stronger teams in the division. They are W3 D2 L1 from six-game played against current top-seven sides. The Owls are averaging exactly one goal per away game.
In total, they have taken a clean sheet in 29% of their away games. The loss at Leeds last weekend snapped a six-match undefeated streak of form that the Owls were on away from home (W2 D4). Each of their last four away games have gone under 2.5 goals. In their away games, Sheffield Wednesday have conceded two-thirds of their away goals and have scored two-thirds of their away goals in the second period of fixtures. Five of their six away wins have been by a one-goal margin.
Norwich can see the finish line now and a big effort here heading into this busy period will likely get them the title. They are probably going to drive hard at this one on home soil now and the home win is the strong proposition.
16th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Norwich are within touching distance of the Championship title now. They continued their long undefeated streak of form in midweek with a point against Reading. It is a road trip that they take on this weekend as the visit Wigan, who are struggling near the relegation zone, so this is a huge game for the Latics too. Read our Wigan v Norwich betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 12th, 2019 at 5:17 p.m.)
The survival hopes of Wigan took another hit in midweek as they lost 2-1 away at Hull. That means Wigan have won only one of their last 11 championship fixtures. Their away form has been pretty much dreadful all season long, but they are on a seven-match undefeated streak of form on home soil. They have drawn four of their last five at home and one of those was against playoff hopefuls Middlesbrough and recently they went to Bristol City and held out for a point. So they do have it in them but getting wins on the board is a massively tough ask for them.
The overall home form of Wigan this season reads W9 D7 L4 and they have scored an average of 1.25 goals per home fixture. Their defence has been good on home soil as they average under a goal per game there this season. In total Wigan have claimed a clean sheet in 45% of their home fixtures. Six of their nine home wins have been by just the one goal margin only and they have only been trailing at the halftime break in four home fixtures this season. There are only four teams currently in the Championship who have scored fewer goals than the Latics have done
Norwich earned a 1-0 home win over Wigan earlier this season
The Canaries are undefeated in their last three against the Latics
Norwich have taken four points from their last two league visits to Wigan
Both teams have scored in just two of the last six meetings
Norwich are flying on a nine-match undefeated streak of form at the top of the table. They had won eight in a row before being held to a surprise 2-2 home draw against Reading in midweek. They won’t be too phased by that though. The Canaries have won their last four away games and they have produced at least two goals in four of their last six on the road. In total, league leaders Norwich have averaged 1.85 goals per away game this season, with 60% of their road games going above 2.5 goals.
Norwich have hit the back of the net in each of their last ten away games, scoring in each of their last 22 home and away combined. Norwich away record this season stands at W11 D7 L2 and defensively they have been tight, averaging under a goal per game against. The Canaries have bagged a clean sheet in 30% of away games, while both teams have scored in 70% of their road fixtures. In eleven of their away games, Norwich have been level at the half time break, scoring 65% of their away goals in the second half of games. Norwich have the best away record in the Championship as well as being the top scorers.
Norwich are just gunning for the finish line at this point and should be able to crack open Wigan’s defence in this one. There hasn’t been enough from the Latics to suggest that they are going to pull off an upset. Away win.
13th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Canaries extended their winning streak on the weekend as they collected an easy home win over QPR. They now have a healthy seven-point lead at the top of the table going into midweek action. Reading suffered a loss on the weekend, putting pressure on them just outside of the drop zone. Read our Norwich v Reading betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 7th, 2019 at 7:12 p.m.)
Norwich collected a big 4-0 victory at home against QPR on the weekend. That moved the Canaries onto an eight-match winning streak in the league at the moment. That was their tenth victory in their last 11 played. Their home form is right up there at the moment with a five-match winning streak going at Carrow Road. Norwich are undefeated in their last seven home Championship fixtures. Their overall home record stands at W14 D2 L4. Norwich have been scoring well this season and heading back into action they average 2.25 goals per home game this season. 70% of their home games have made it over 2.5 goals and playing a part in that is Norwich conceding at an average of 1.45 goals per fixture.
Norwich have earned a clean sheet in 35% of home games this season. Nine of the 14 home victories that Norwich have earned the season have been by a one-goal margin. There are currently on a 14 match scoring streak at Carrow Road and home and away, they have hit the back of the net in each of their last 21 played. The Canaries have netted 64% of home goals after the halftime break. Norwich have scored at least two goals in ten of their last eleven home games. Norwich have opened the scoring in 13 of 20 home fixtures.
Norwich were 2-1 winners at Reading earlier this season
The Canaries are on a four-match winning streak over the Royals
Reading have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four against Norwich
Norwich have won four of their last five home games against Reading (L1)
The Royals still have big relegation concerns hanging over them after a 3-1 loss out at Hull on the weekend. Their form has been totally hit and miss recently but they have been grabbing points here and there at least. Their record in their last eight league games is W3 D2 L3 home and away. Out on their travels, Redding have earned just the one win since back in the middle of October. Their overall road record stands at W2 D9 L9 and they have averaged under a goal per game away from home.
The Royals have only produced 16 goals in their 20 away games this season. As for clean sheets, they have taken one in 20% of their road fixtures. Less than half of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals. The Royals have actually failed to hit the back of the net in 45% of their away games this season. They have failed to score in three of their last five on the road. Of the goals that Reading have conceded away from home this season, 70% have been after the halftime break. The Royals have been sat level at the halftime break in 11 away games and nine of those 11 were 0-0 scorelines.
Reading aren’t likely going to pose a big threat to Norwich at Carrow Road in midweek. Norwich just have their foot on the gas and after their performance on the weekend, are still hungry for goals clearly. Home win to nil.
9th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Norwich are five points clear at the top of the table after having collected yet another win last weekend. They are racing to the finish line at this point. QPR are the next visitors to Carrow Road, but the R’s are out of form with a five-match winless streak going currently. Read our Norwich v QPR betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 4th, 2019 at 5:11 p.m.)
It is a seven-match winning streak that Norwich are on at the moment after taking a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough last weekend. That was a tough away game for them, but it was another stern test passed by the Canaries. It is back to home soil this weekend where the Canaries are W13 D2 L4 this season. They are currently on a four-match winning streak at Carrow Road at the moment and they have scored in each of their last thirteen there. Norwich have scored in each of their last 20 league games, home and away.
Norwich have averaged over two goals per home game this season, with 68% of league fixtures at Carrow Road going over 2.5 goals. Norwich have scored at least two goals in ten of their last eleven home league games. The Canaries have taken a clean sheet in a third of their home games. 9 of their 14 home victories have been by a one-goal margin this season. Norwich have scored 68% of their home goals in the second half of matches and they have opened the scoring in 12 of 19 home games. Norwich are the top scorers in the entire division.
Norwich earned a 1-0 win at QPR in September
The Canaries are on a five-match undefeated streak at home against the R’s
Both teams have scored in just two of the last six meetings
QPR have failed to score in three of their last four against Norwich
QPR suffered a 2-1 home defeat against Bolton on the weekend which leagues them winless in five (D2 L3). Rangers have only won one league game since the turn of the new year, putting up a W1 D4 L10 record since then. It’s been bad and their away record stands at W4 D5 L10 at the moment. QPR have failed to win any of their last seven away games in the Championship, losing five of those seven. In their last away game, they played out a 2-2 draw against Hull. QPR have managed just 18 goals in their 19 away games.
The R’s have failed to score in 37% of their away fixtures. They have conceded at an average of 1.7 goals per away game this season. They have not managed to come away with a clean sheet from any of their last seven games out on the road. They have actually conceded at least two goals in each of their last five away games. QPR have conceded 61% of their away goals in the second half of fixtures. There are only four teams in the Championship currently who have conceded more goals in the division than QPR have done.
A good solid clean sheet victory for the home side looks a good option in this one. Norwich are playing some phenomenal stuff at the moment. QPR don’t look to be in the kind of shape to trip them up at Carrow Road. Norwich to win to nil.
4th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Boro have badly fallen out of form with a three-match losing streak going at the moment. They are still just about holding on to a top-six place at the moment though. Will they be able to get anything out of this tough home game against the league leaders? Norwich are steaming along on a big winning streak. Read our Middlesbrough v Norwich betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 26th, 2019 at 4:47 p.m.)
Middlesbrough are out of form. They are on a three-match losing streak in the Championship, winless in four. Boro failed to get on the scoresheet in two of those four as well. So their push for a top-six finish is just starting to look a bit more fragile at the moment, with only two wins in their last eight games overall. They have lost their last two at the Riverside as well, back to back 2-1 losses against Brentford and then Preston. Home away Boro have now conceded a total of seven goals in their last three games. They are going up against the top scorers in the division in this one.
Boro have taken a clean sheet in 50% of their home games this season, but their scoring hasn’t been great. They have only averaged just over a goal per game have Boro, this season. Only 22% of league games at the Riverside have finished above 2.5 goals. Middlesbrough are at W7 D6 L5 for the season at home in the Championship. They have hit the back of the net in each of their last six home games though, netting a total of 63% of home games in the first period of games. Despite sitting in the playoff spots, only six teams have worse home records than they have.
Norwich were 1-0 winners over Boro earlier this season
The Canaries are on a four-match winning streak over Boro
The last three meetings have ended in a 1-0 win for Norwich
Both teams have scored in just one of the last eight meetings
It’s been great stuff from the Canaries as they are soaring towards automatic promotion. It is a seven-match winning streak that they are currently on, winning each of their last three on the road. They produced at least two goals in each of those as well. The Canaries are the Championship top scorers this season. Away from home Norwich are at W10 D7 L2 this season. They have won four of their last five away from Carrow Road (L1). Going back to their goal scoring, they average just under two goals per road game and they do have the best away record in the Championship.
The Canaries though have only managed one clean sheet in their last seven away games. 63% of Norwich’s away games have made it over 2.5 goals, with the Canaries taking a clean sheet in 26% of their away games in total. Each of Norwich’s last five road fixtures have finished above the 2.5 goal line. They have scored in each of their last 19 league outings and in each of their last nine on the road. Norwich have scored 64% of their away goals after the halftime break in matches. The Canaries have opened the scoring in 11 of their 19 away games.
Norwich look to be in good enough form to go and get themselves a good away win at the Riverside. The home form of Boro just hasn’t been anything spectacular at all, so it is the scoring power of the away side that should tip the balance. Away win.
28th March 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting