Norwich’s title challenge is start to lose pace as they have now only managed the one win in their last six games. They are still up in the top three though but need to get some winning form back. They play host to Brigham on Friday night. The Blues are sat just outside the top six after suffering a loss last weekend. Read our Norwich v Birmingham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 14th, 2019 at 11:13 p.m.)
The Canaries earned a point in a 1-1 draw out at West Brom last weekend
That leaves them with a D3 L1 record in their last four games
Norwich have won just one of their last six Championship games
That slip in form has seen them lose second place in the table to Sheffield United
Overall at Carrow Road this season in the Championship, Norwich have taken a W8 D1 L4 record
They have lost three of their four games against current top-eight sides
Norwich have scored well on home soil, netting 26 goals at Carrow Road
They have, however, conceded 22 goals in their home sequence
62% of matches at Carrow Road have ended over 25.5 goal and 46% have gone over 3.5
Norwich have taken a clean sheet in 31% of their home games
Six of their eight league home wins this season have been by a one-goal margin
Norwich have scored at least two goals in each of their last five league home fixtures
But they have conceded at least two goals one each of their last three at Carrow Road
78% of all league goals that Norwich have scored this season have been in the second period of fixtures
There was a 2-2 draw between these two back at the start of August
The Canaries are unbeaten in four league games against the Blues (W3 D1)
Birmingham have lost their last two visits to Carrow Road to nil
Both teams have scored in just one of the last six meetings
The Blues slipped to defeat last weekend against top-five side Middlesbrough
That has left them heading into the weekend four points outside the playoff spots
The loss snapped a good five-match undefeated streak of form they were on (W2 D3)
Birmingham have an away record of W4 D5 L4 this season
They are undefeated in four road games (W2 D2)
They have strung together a nine-match scoring streak away from home
The Blues have been winning at halftime in five of their road games (D4 L4)
Birmingham have conceded 62% of their away goals after the halftime break in matches
The Blues have scored 17 and have conceded 16 goals on their travels
Less than half of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals
The Blues have taken a clean sheet in two for their last four out on their travels
Overall they have secured four clean sheets away from home
Birmingham have opened the scoring in 8 of their 13 away games
Birmingham currently boast the fifth-best defensive record in the second tier
As Birmingham suffered a loss against Middlesbrough last weekend we have to take that as a sign that perhaps the Canaries can get back to winning ways. We are going to predict the home win for Norwich.
17th January 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This is just about the top clash in the Championship this weekend. Norwich are holding on to second place in the table but have won just one of their last five played. West Brom could draw level on points with the Canaries if they get the win. But the Baggies suffered a shock defeat at the start of the year, losing to Blackburn. Read our West Brom v Norwich betting tips for more.
West Brom 21/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 8th, 2019 at 5:20 p.m.)
The Baggies are sitting fourth in the Championship after a loss at Blackburn on January 1st
That snapped a nine-match undefeated streak of league form
They are unbeaten in their last six home games in the league (W2 D4)
They have scored 32 home goals at an average of 2.46 per game
46% of their games at the Hawthorns have made it over 3.5 goals this term
They have only managed the two home clean sheets though
Both teams have scored in 85% of West Brom’s home games
Their overall home form reads W7 D4 L2 this season
West Brom have scored in every league home game played
Of the goals, they have scored at home 72% of them have been in the second period of matches
They are the highest scoring side in the Championship
West Brom have the second-best home record in this season’s Championship
They have scored the opening goal in 8 of their 13 home games
West Brom won a 4-3 thriller out at Carrow Road in August
The Baggies have won three of the last four league meetings
Each of the last five league meetings have produced an away win
Both teams have scored in just one of the last seven clashes
The Canaries picked up point in a 1-1 draw with Brentford last time out
They are winless in three now (D2 L1) in the league
Their away form for the season is W6 D6 L1
Norwich have remained undefeated in their last eleven road games
They are currently on a seven-match scoring streak in the Championship
Norwich have averaged 1.7 goals per away game this season
They have conceded at under a goal per game on average
Their clean sheet tally on the road is at four for the season
The Canaries have earned a clean sheet in two of their last four away games
Over half of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals
Four of their six away wins have been by a one-goal margin
They have been level at the halftime break in nine of their thirteen road games
Of the away goals Norwich have scored, 73% of them have been in the second half of matches
Norwich have the best away record in the Championship
Only two sides have scored more league goals than Norwich this season
What an opportunity for the Baggies to get themselves into the hunt for the automatic promotion places. That loss against Blackburn should have woken them up and this is a good time for them to be hosting the Canaries. Home win.
9th January 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Brentford played out a draw away from home against Birmingham on the weekend which leaves them with just the one win in six played. They get back to home soil in midweek as they play host to Norwich. The Canaries are fighting with Leeds in the top-two but have just lost their way a little bit. Read our Brentford v Norwich betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 30th, 2018 at 2:58 p.m.)
There was a draw for Brentford at Birmingham on the weekend
That leaves them with back to back drawn games in the Championship
In their last home game back on December 22nd, they took a 1-0 win over Bolton
That left them with a W6 D2 L4 record at home this season
That win over Bolton snapped a three-match losing streak they were on a home though
Brentford have tallied 22 league home goals this season
33% of their home games have gone over 3.5 goals and a quarter have made it over 4.5
The Beads have taken a clean sheet in a third of their home games
Brentford have conceded just one goal in their last three games (home and away)
Brentford have scored in each of their last five home games
Their half time home record is W4 D6 L2 this season
The Bees have opened the scoring in eight of their twelve home games
Just once this season have Brentford failed to find the back of the net at Griffin Park
Norwich were 1-0 winners at Brentford earlier this season back to back league games against the Bees
Norwich are W3 D1 L1 in their last five league games against Brentford
The Bees have failed to score in four of their last five league outings against Norwich
The Canaries suffered a 4-3 loss somehow at home against Derby on the weekend
They had been leading with five minutes to go in the game
That snapped a huge twelve match undefeated streak of league form that they were on
Norwich are undefeated in their last ten out on the road in the league
They have been beaten once on their travels in a W6 D5 L1 away record this term
The Canaries have netted 21 goals on the road, conceding only the 11
There has been ac lean sheet for Norwich in 33% of their road games
Four of Norwich’s six away wins this season have been by a one-goal margin
Norwich have been drawing at half time in nine of their twelve away games
The Canaries have netted in each of their last six league games
Of the away goals which they have scored, 71% of them have been in the second period of matches
Norwich have three clean sheets in their last five away games
Norwich need to come up with a response to their slight dip in form lately. They are still scoring well though and were just caught out on the weekend. A Norwich to win to nil option looks good for midweek.
31st December 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Norwich start the weekend in second place after picking up a point in a thrilling home draw against Nottingham Forest in midweek. The Canaries stay at Carrow Road for the visit of Derby on Saturday. The Rams had a big slip up against Sheffield United on Boxing Day leaving them winless in three. Read our Norwich v Derby betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 27th, 2018 at 3:29 p.m.)
Norwich fought back from 3-0 down to earn a home draw against Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day
That left the Canaries undefeated in twelve league games
Their form at Carrow Road this season is W8 D1 L3
The draw against Forest in midweek snapped a five-match winning streak at home that Norwich were on
Norwich are on a six-match scoring streak at Carrow Road
They have scored thirteen times in their last four home games alone
They are average 1.9 goals per home game in the league this season
42% of games at Carrow Road this season have gone over 3.5 goals
The Canaries have banked a clean sheet in 33% of their home fixtures
They are without a clean sheet in any of their last four home games though
Norwich have scored 87% of their home goals in the second half of fixtures
The Canaries have scored at least two goals in each of their last four home games
Twelve of their 23 home goals this season have been scored in the final fifteen minutes of matches
Only league leaders Leeds have a better home record than Norwich
Only two sides in the Championship have scored more goals than Norwich have
Norwich collected a point in a 1-1 draw at Derby earlier this season
That is back to back 1-1 league draws the two have played out
Derby are undefeated in three against Norwich (W1 D2)
Norwich have won just one of the last eight against Derby (D4 L3)
The Rams suffered a 3-1 loss at Sheffield United in midweek
That leaves them winless in three league games (D2 L1)
Derby are W5 D2 L5 this season away from home in the Championship
They have tallied 16 road goals, an average of 1.3 per game
58% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals
The Rams have only managed to earn the one clean sheet on their travels this season
That was in a 1-0 win at Wigan at the start of December
Both teams have scored in 75% of Derby’s away games this season
Four of Derby’s five away defeats this season have been by a one-goal margin
In half of their away fixtures, this season Derby have been ahead at half time (D2 L4)
The Rams are on a seven-match scoring streak on their travels
They are currently six points worse off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign
Norwich look so solid at Carrow Road that it is hard to see them losing. So pushing that forward they could well have enough with their scoring power to edge their way past the Rams. It’s worth backing the visitors to get on the scoresheet though.
27th December 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Bristol City have improved to take seven points from the last nine available after having struggled along on a poor losing streak. So they are looking a bit more stable, but they have a tough job at Ashton Gate on Saturday evening in facing Norwich. The Canaries are steaming along at the top of the table and will be hungry for more points. Read our Bristol City v Norwich betting tips for more.
Bristol City 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 11th, 2018 at 10:17 p.m.)
Bristol City managed to get themselves three points in a trip to Birmingham last weekend, recording a 1-0 win. That moved them out to a three-match undefeated streak of league form (W2 D1). Their home form for the Championship season reads W3 D3 L4 and they have scored 10 and conceded 10 home goals this term in the Championship. Just 20% of their home fixtures have gone above 2.5 goals and they have bagged only the two clean sheets on home soil so far.
They haven’t managed a clean sheet in any of their last three at Ashton Gate. Bristol City have been drawing at half time in six of their home games this term (W L3). They are winless in three league games at Ashton Gate (D1 L2). 70% of their home goals scored have been in the second half of matches this season. Only four teams have earned fewer points at home in the Championship than Bristol City have managed this season.
Norwich took a 1-0 win in last season’s corresponding fixture
Brother and have scored in just one of the last three meetings
Each of the last four meetings have gone under 2.5 goals
Norwich are unbeaten in six against the Robins (W4 D2)
The Canaries won again last weekend, taking a 3-2 home success over Bolton to extend their superb form. They have produced a W7 D1 record in their last eight Championship games now and head into the weekend at the top of the pile. Their scoring has been powerful lately having netted at least three goals in five of their last six games. Away from Carrow Road this season they have produced a W5 D4 L1 record so they look trustworthy. They have been drawing at half time in seven of their away games.
They are unbeaten in their last eight games on the road and they have won three of their last four away from Carrow Road (D1). Their last away game ended in a 0-0 draw at Hull. In total, they have netted 18 goals on their travels, while they have shipped the nine. 60% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals and they have bagged three clean sheets on their travels. 72% of their away goals have been scored in the second half of games. The Canaries are currently 16 points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign.
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 12th, 2018 at 10:11 pm)
Norwich have been scoring so freely as of late that they should have the touch to take down the Robins. Because Bristol City have improved lately we are going to predict that the Canaries come away with a one-goal winning margin behind them.
14th December 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
QPR have started to pick up their form after some big struggles at the start of the season. They can be happy with their return recently and they get a chance to extend on home soil this weekend. They take on Norwich in the evening kick-off on Saturday evening. The Canaries have done a good job recently as well though. Read our QPR v Norwich betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 20th, 2018 at 8:22 p.m.)
QPR had such a rough start to the new season losing four straight games and connecting thirteen goals in the process. Things have drastically changed for them though with a W3 D1 record in their last four and with three clean sheets in that sequence. So that is a pretty drastic turn around for them and we are going to look under 2.5 goals at 17/20 odds* (betting odds taken on September 20th, 2018 at 8:22 pm).
So far at home QPR have gone W2 L2 winning their last two there with a clean sheet. A QPR 1-0 correct score for the game is at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on September 20th, 2018 at 8:22 pm). Eberechi Eze is their top scorer for the scoring with three goals to his name. Of the seven goals that QPR have scored this season, six of them have been in the first half of matches. They have conceded 80% of their goals this season after the halftime break.
Norwich have landed back to back wins in the Championship having taken down Middlesbrough in a fantastic win, and then beating Reading last weekend out on the road. It leaves them with a positive W3 D1 L1 record in their last five. In their four away games they are just W1 D2 L1 for the season and they have yet to pick up a clean sheet on their travels. So that could leave them just a little bit vulnerable in this one.
We are looking at a low-scoring game and both teams to NOT score is going to appeal in QPR v Norwich betting. The Canaries have scored 75% of their goals in the second half of matches this season and 69% of the goals they have conceded have been after the break. While QPR and Norwich look evenly matched at the moment just the lack of Norwich’s output away from home could leave them at risk.
Each of the last four games between QPR and Norwich have ended in a home win. So things sit actually sit even between these two in the last six meetings with two wins each and a two drawn matches. Both teams have scored in just two of the last five meetings and three of the last five have gone over 2.5 goals.
Just because Norwich haven’t been particularly strong away from home this season in terms of putting wins on the board, we think that they may be vulnerable in this one out at Loftus Road. We are backing the straight home win in the match outright in our QPR v Norwich betting tips.
21st September 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
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.
West Brom 17/10
* (Betting Odds were taken on 10th August, 2018 at 9:30 p.m.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
10th August 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Wolves have produced a fantastic season on home soil in the Championship and they will get a chance at another three points to drive themselves towards the Premier League next season as they play host to Norwich in midweek. The Canaries have improved well since Christmas though and may put up stubborn resistance, as they are in good away form.
Wolves 11/,20, Draw 14/5, Norwich 11/2* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 7:43 p.m.)
Wolves were held to a 1-1 draw at Preston on the weekend to extend their unbeaten form out to four matches in the Championship (W3 D1). So they are still strolling along to the Premier League as it stands and have lost just one game since a loss at QPR back at the end of late October. It is back to home soil for them on the weekend where they hold a W12 D2 L2 record for the season and have won their last two there. Wolves have scored at least two goals in each of their last three home victories and in the Bet365 correct score market, a Wolves 2-0 option is at 11/2. Their home form at Molineux has been so impressive this season as they are averaging over two goals per game, but not only that they have conceded at under a goal per game too. 77% of the goals that they have shipped at home this season have been in the second half of matches so that should add some value to them getting a clean sheet on the board at half time. Wolves have opened the scoring in 13 of their 16 home games this season. Diogo Jota and Leo Bonatini are strong options for them at the head of the goalscorer market for the game.
The Canaries have gone unbeaten in their last four games after rescuing a point late on in their East Anglian derby with Ipswich on the weekend. That moves them to a W2 D2 record in their last four, their last two games ending in a 1-1 draw. Norwich have scored exactly one goal in each of their last six league games now so you don’t exactly expect high scoring games from them. They have been doing much better at the back recently and under 2.5 goals at bet365 is worth a look for this fixture. Norwich are unbeaten now in five games away from home in the Championship and have a clean sheet in four of those. Overall this season their away form is W7 D3 L6 but they have averaged under a goal per game on their travels and just 38% of their home fixtures have made it above the 2.5 goal line. Each of their last six games away from Carrow Road have gone under the line. Of the fifteen goals that they have scored on their travels, nine of them (60%) have been after the half time break in games. They could be value to stick in there and hold their own for half time draw. Overall they aren’t bad value to go and collect a point at Molineux at all.
When the two met up earlier in the season it was Wolves who came out on top with a 2-0 away success at Carrow Road. That snapped a three-match winning streak that Norwich were on against Wolves actually. From the last five Championship meetings Norwich edge things with a 3-2 head to head lead. Wolves are W2 D2 L1 in their last five home games against the Canaries.
The draw may have some appeal in the outright here because the Canaries have been doing pretty well away from home recently. That should put them in with a good chance of getting something out of this duel and their recent draw at Derby is an indicator of that.
19th February 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
It is the second East-Anglian derby of the season on Sunday from the Championship and it couldn’t be tighter between the two of them. They head into the clash at Carrow Road level on points in the league with Ipswich just a place above the Canaries on goal difference. Of the two of them though it is Norwich who are carrying slightly the better form at the moment.
Norwich 3/4, Draw 5/2, Ipswich 4/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 12th, 2018 at 4:21 p.m.)
The Canaries are W5 D2 L1 in their last eight league games which has been a really good return from them. They are back on point defensively as well with five clean sheets taken in that sequence. They have alternated between a win and loss in their last five home games in the Championship though which leaves them with a W5 D5 L5 record this season. This is likely to be a tight game and under 2.5 goals at William Hill is at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 12th, 2018 at 5:21 p.m.).Norwich have scored sixteen and have conceded sixteen goals at Carrow Road this season and they have netted in each of their last seven on home soil so there is a decent chance of them getting something out of this. In the William Hill correct score market a Norwich 1-0 looks a decent proposition at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 12th, 2018 at 5:21 p.m.). 75% of the goals that they have come up with on home soil this season have been in the second half of matches so it is well worth considering a half-time draw or even a draw/Norwich half time/ full-time option for the derby.
The Tractor Boys are W2 D2 L1 in their last five league outings now and they have been struggling for wins really since just before Christmas having taken only the two in their last nine league matches. Away from home the Tractor Boys are only W5 D2 L8 for the season and have taken one win in their last five away from Portman Road. That win did come in their last road game though as they won out at Sunderland 2-0. That leaves them with back to back clean sheets in the league and with three in their last five. That again will likely help keep this to a low scoring game and both teams not to score at William Hill is up at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 12th, 2018 at 5:21 p.m.). Ipswich have scored nineteen goals on their travels this season but have been losing at half time in seven of their fifteen road games. They have managed a clean sheet in just 13% of their away fixtures. Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner are their joint top goalscorer this season in the league with ten each.
Norwich took a 1-0 win at Portman Road earlier this season and that leaves them undefeated in their last nine games against the Tractor Boys in all competitions now (W6 D3). Six of the last seven East-Anglian debris have ended under 2.5 goals so these are generally pretty tight affairs. Norwich are unbeaten in their last seven home games at Carrow Road against their rivals in all competitions with a W4 D3 record in that sequence.
Norwich just have the edge in form at the moment of the two and with home soil and a good head to head advantage over the Tractor Boys then this should add up to a narrow home win for the Canaries.
14th February 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The poor season from the Canaries took another hit last weekend as they suffered a defeat out at Leeds. That has left them firmly in the bottom half of the table and really struggling to find their winning touch. Brentford are only the one point better off than the Canaries are and so this should be a pretty even contest between the two with a big three points at stake. Norwich are 11/8 to take the win, with the draw at 11/4 and Brentford at 21/10.
It has not been a good time for Norwich as their slump continued last weekend with a narrow defeat out at Leeds. That has left the Canaries with just the one win in their last nine league games now (D2 L6) and are having trouble fighting back it would seem. Their home form is at least just propping them up as they are unbeaten in three now at Carrow Road with a W1 D2 record on the board for that. Overall they are just W3 D5 L3 at home this season in the league. There has been a lack of goals from Norwich this season and they are the lowest scorers of all teams not currently sitting in the Championship relegation zone. So it is probably worth looking at under 2.5 goals at Paddy Power for the game on Friday night. Just 27% of matches at Carrow Road this season have gone over 2.5 goals.
The top scorer for Norwich this season is Nelson Oliveira with six and four of those goals have been at home. He is the 11/8 anytime goal scorer favourite for the game. Troubling for the Canaries, because of their low scoring, so that they have now gone without a clean sheet in any of their last nine games now and are without one in any of their last six on home soil too. The 1-1 correct score at Paddy Power is a great place to start and that is at odds of 11/2. These two have met already this season with Norwich taking a 3-1 EFL Cup win at Brentford back in September. The Canaries are unbeaten in their last three against the Bees (W2 D1) and they have lost just won for their last seven games against them in all competitions. Norwich won this corresponding league fixture 5-0 last season, before a 0-0 draw at Brentford.
Even though they are only a point better off than Norwich are, the form of the Bees looks much better. They have lost just two of their last fifteen league games now. Both of those were in away games at Cardiff and Hull recently which has left them without a win in any of their last three road games. They had gone four games unbeaten on their travels prior to that (W3 D1). They have a clear upper hand over Norwich when it comes to scoring goals as they have produced twelve more than what Norwich have managed this term. 73% of Brentford’s goals have been scored in the second half of it could be worth looking at half time draw at Paddy Power for the fixture. Brentford have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven road games, regardless of the outcome of the game. Ollie Watkins is their top scorer this season overall and is their top scorer away from home and he is a 15/8 poke to get on the scoresheet. Their recent reversals at Cardiff and Hull will have just perhaps dented their confidence, but still, on the whole, they look good enough to at least avoid defeat on their trip to Carrow Road.
The draw will have good appeal in this one as neither of them are going along in any kind of winning form. The Canaries just can’t be trusted at the moment to round out a home victory and so settle for a share of the spoils.
19th December 2017 / lee - Category: Championship Betting