Norwich City will be aiming to preserve their automatic promotion spot when they entertain Sheffield United at Carrow Road on Saturday. Norwich bagged their maiden triumph of 2019 in the previous matchday and it helped them leapfrog Sheffield to the second position after Chris Wilder’s men suffered their first league defeat of the year. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Norwich returned to winning ways after four league matches after getting the better of Birmingham City by a 3-1 scoreline last weekend. Teemu Pukki continued his excellent debut season with his 16th goal for the promotion hopefuls.
Meanwhile, Sheffield dropped points for the first time in five matches after going down 1-0 to Swansea City on the road. Oliver McBurnie bagged the sole goal after the hour mark to end Sheffield’s perfect start to the year.
Norwich previously encountered Sheffield United at Bramall Lane earlier in August which finished 2-1 in favour of the latter. The last meeting at Carrow Road was exactly 12 months ago and Sheffield were the winners by the same score. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield are priced at 3.00 for the three points while Norwich are backed at 2.40 for the same. Norwich have flourished in the scoring department especially in their home patch but they have equally conceded goals of late to hamper their league form. Daniel Farke’s side will no doubt find their way of scoring against Sheffield but the visitors should equally offer the threat to take advantage of Norwich’s defensive weakness. Our preview favours a high-scoring draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Norwich City win odds: 2.40
Sheffield United win odds: 3.00
Correct Score odds
Both Norwich and Sheffield have been fluent in the scoring department over the past five matches and they are currently averaging two goals per game. The teams could entertain an open-sided encounter this weekend despite Sheffield managing three clean sheets in the past four games. Our correct score prediction would back a 2-2 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]2-2 draw at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Norwich have failed to keep a shutout in any of the previous six home matches and each of those games have produced at least four goals. A similar high-scoring game could be relished against Sheffield with both of their meetings in 2018 finishing with a 2-1 score. 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 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Teemu Pukki ended a three-match scoring drought across all competitions after opening the scoresheet against Birmingham last weekend. The Finnish striker has now bagged 16 goals for the league campaign. He can be fancied to keep up the form against Sheffield with his every other effort on target finding the scoresheet. 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 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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