Norwich City hope to get their first win of their Championship 2018-19 season underway when they host West Brom at Carrow Road this weekend. Norwich had a mediocre 2017-18 season with the team managing to finish exactly midway between the play-offs and the relegation places. West Brom are back in the Championship after almost a decade, and the club are showing signs of a struggle already. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Norwich manager Daniel Farke has had to deal with the departure of several key players – including Josh Murphy and James Madison – during the summer. It will be a tough task for Norwich to recover from those departures and the club could only manage a 2-2 draw in the opening game against Birmingham.
West Brom are still waiting for the first victory in the Championship as the team were forced to a 1-1 draw by Nottingham Forest in the midweek action. The opening game of the campaign saw West Brom lose 2-1 night at home against Bolton.
The recent meeting between West Brom and Norwich produced a 1-0 win for the latter at the Hawthorns. West Brom’s last trip to Carrow Road saw them pick up a similar victory. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
West Brom are at odds of 2.80 while Norwich are at a price of 2.75 for the victory. Yet, both these teams are heading into the game winless in the campaign. West Brom were expected to do well since they had retained most of the players from last season, but that has not turned out to be the case with the team just taking a point from the opening two matches. Norwich tend to perform well at home, but the lack of firepower may end up producing a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Norwich City win odds: 2.75
West Brom win odds: 2.80
Correct Score odds
The opening few rounds of games for both clubs have been filled with goals but West Brom have been unable to score more than 1.5 goals in both games so far. Norwich’s excellent home record last season was built on a strong defence that ended up conceding just a goal per game on an average. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This match is likely to be a tight contest with under 2.5 goals occurring in total, as West Brom have displayed a decent defensive display. Norwich also tend to have a strong defensive record at home and our total goals prediction expects a low scoring match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jordan Rhodes was unable to score in his opening game against Birmingham but the striker hit into the campaign looking to get his career back on track. The Scottish forward last scored in double figures back in 2015-16 when he was at Blackburn. Rhodes, however, still possesses great quality and our first goalscorer prediction would back the 28-year-old.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jordan Rhodes at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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