Norwich City have the opportunity to return to winning ways when they entertain Birmingham City at Carrow Road on Friday night. The Canaries have gone winless for the past four games and the run has dropped them to third on the standings behind Sheffield United on goal difference. Birmingham, meanwhile, have experienced a similar patch and they are playing catch up to the playoff places with a four-point deficit. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Norwich settled for their third draw in four matches after a 1-1 scoreline on the road to West Bromwich Albion. Dwight Gayle opened the scoring for the Baggies early in the first period but Norwich manage to salvage a point with Jordan Rhodes equalising seven minutes from time.
Birmingham witnessed a 2-1 home defeat to Middlesbrough in their most recent league game. Britt Assombalonga made the difference for the visiting team by scoring the winner in the 82nd minute.
Norwich previously tackled Birmingham at St Andrew’s earlier in the season and the game finished in a 2-2 draw. The last encounter at Carrow Road saw Norwich come up triumphs by a 1-0 scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions fancy Norwich returning to winning ways.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Norwich City win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham are priced at 4.50 for the win but we are not anticipating this outcome against a Norwich side, who are generally strong in their home turf. Both teams are winless since the turn of the year. The hosts will no doubt have the advantage in this encounter given their excellent scoring prowess at Carrow Road which should ultimately make the difference. Our preview is to go for a Norwich win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Norwich City win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Norwich City vs Birmingham City draw odds: 3.50
Birmingham City win odds: 4.50
Correct Score odds
Norwich’s scoring form has been simply sublime in their home turf and they have netted at least three goals in each of the previous five matches. On the contrary, Birmingham have also impressed on the road with an average of two goals per game but we are predicting the hosts to outclass them in what could be a high-scoring fest. Our correct score prediction would back a Norwich 3-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Norwich City 3-1 win at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Norwich have flourished in the scoring department especially at home and this has contributed to more than three goals in the past five games at their stadium. More of the same can be expected on Friday with the last meeting with Birmingham ending in a 2-2 scoreline. Our total goals prediction favours more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Teemu Pukki has been the standout striker for Norwich this term and he has already bagged 15 goals from 24 Championship appearances. The Fin has recently gone through a two-match league streak without scoring but we are still favouring him to find the breakthrough, given he has netted a goal with every other attempt on target. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Pukki.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Teemu Pukki at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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