Norwich City have the opportunity to maintain their automatic promotion spot when they face Nottingham Forest at Carrow Road in midweek. Daniel Farke’s side have remained undefeated in the past 11 matches and the impressive run of form sees them just one point behind leaders Leeds United. Forest, however, have gone winless in their previous three games but they are still in playoff contention with a three-point difference to the top six. Follow all our predictions, odds, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Norwich returned to winning ways in their most recent meeting against Blackburn Rovers where they picked up a 1-0 triumph. Teemu Pukki once again made the difference with an 86th-minute winner.
Forest, though, went without a win for the third straight league game after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers last weekend. Aitor Karanka’s side have failed to score a single goal during this period.
Norwich recently tackled Forest at City Ground in October where they secured a 2-1 triumph. The previous meeting at Carrow Road finished in a 0-0 draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Norwich win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Norwich City win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Forest are given a price of 4.20 for an away triumph but they face a stiff ask of securing the result against an in-form Norwich side. Forest have remained unbeaten on their travels in the past eight matches but they have struggled to garner regulars win with five of those resulting in stalemates. Moreover, they have failed to score in three-straight matches coming into the Boxing Day fixture and the hosts have the perfect record at Carrow Road since mid-October. Our preview predicts a comfortable win for Norwich.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Norwich City win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Norwich City vs Nottingham Forest draw odds: 3.50
Nottingham Forest win odds: 4.20
Correct Score odds
Norwich have been consistent scorers through the campaign and they have netted an average of two goals in the past three league matches. In the same period, Forest have struggled in front of goal by drawing blank in each of those games. The hosts should have the upper hand in the encounter, but we are anticipating Forest to end their goalless run. Our correct score prediction favours 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 generally entertained high-scoring encounters in front of their fans and their previous three matches at Carrow Road have involved at least four goals. The previous meeting between the sides at City Ground was an open affair with Norwich coming out triumphs by a 2-1 scoreline. Our total goals prediction fancies 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 a revelation for Norwich since joining them and he has contributed 13 goals in 20 appearances this term. Out of those, three have resulted from the previous four matches including the only strike in the 1-0 win over Blackburn last weekend. Our first goalscorer prediction favours Pukki to continue his good run of form.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Teemu Pukki at 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
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