Norwich travel to the Bet365 Stadium to take on a disappointing Stoke City team and the visitors seek to avoid a catastrophic collapse in the title race. Norwich have dropped their lead to just five points with three games left in the campaign and the Canaries are in danger of losing the top spot at the worst possible time. Stoke City are set for a comfortable finish in the bottom half of the table. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Stoke City were once again wasteful going forward and the team lost 1-0 against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. This was the second successive away defeat for Stoke, who had previously lost 3-1 against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
Norwich City were involved in a third successive draw after a 2-2 result with Sheffield Wednesday at the Carrow Road. Norwich could have easily lost a 10-game unbeaten sequence if not for an injury-time equaliser.
Stoke are aiming for a double over Norwich City after managing a 1-0 victory at the Carrow Road earlier in the campaign. This happens to be one of the three away victories for the Potters this season. Norwich City ended up losing 3-1 against Stoke at the Bet365 Stadium in the last visit to this ground when both teams were in the Premier League. Our betting tips and predictions for the match would back a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Norwich have been quite wasteful going forward in recent matches and they are up against a Stoke outfit that have been drawing their way through the campaign. Even though Norwich are unbeaten in 11 matches, the recent run of draws against teams in the bottom half of the table hints at a complacency or trouble within the squad. Even though Norwich can rise above and get a victory, the price offered for backing the Canaries is not so great. Our preview would go with the value pick of a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke City win odds: 3.75
Norwich City win odds: 1.95
Correct Score odds
Norwich have a decent scoring record when it comes to away matches. The team has been able to get at least a goal in 23 out of the last 24 away matches in all competitions. Meanwhile, Stoke City are a decent defensive outfit which is quite wasteful going forward. The Potters have failed to score in 50% of the last eight home games, but our correct score prediction would still go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The last gasp equaliser against Sheffield Wednesday sent Norwich into a frenzy, but their recent form has not been great. Hence, the team may struggle to break down a defensively decent Stoke team. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Teemu Pukki has come up with only three goals in his last eight games for Norwich and he was especially mediocre in the recent match against Sheffield Wednesday. However, he remains the biggest threat for Norwich up front and it would be unwise to rule out the Finn based on one performance. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Teemu Pukki.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Teemu Pukki at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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