Norwich v Birmingham Betting Tips

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20:45 Fri 18 Jan
Football
England
Championship
Tip: Birmingham +0.5
Units: 1/5
Odds: +104

Norwich City have dropped out of the Championship automatic promotion places after a run of four league games without a win.

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Since winning at Blackburn on 22 December, the Canaries have drawn with Forest, Brentford and West Brom, while they let a lead slip at home to Derby County to lose the game by a 4-3 scoreline.

While Daniel Farke will remain optimistic that his City team can claim promotion to the Premier League, Sheffield United have leapfrogged them into second place and the likes of West Brom and Middlesbrough are within touching distance.

Norwich’s big issue is conceding goals and that’s especially the case at Carrow Road where their respective opponents have scored twenty-two times, something that will certainly give Birmingham City encouragement for this Friday night encounter.

The Blues are in eighth position and will feel as though they can finish up in the play-off places come the end of the season, with away stats of 4-5-4 illustrating that the Midlands side are a tough nut to crack on the road.

While Norwich like to play an expansive brand of football, the visitors will be keener to nullify their opponents and they are now unbeaten in their previous four away matches.

Che Adams has been in excellent scoring form for the season, bagging thirteen and he’s managed five in his previous nine encounters, with the former Sheffield United man also scoring a hat-trick against Hull this season.

We feel as though this is a good time to be betting against Norwich who don’t find clean sheets easy to come by and it should be noted that Birmingham came within a whisker of winning against the same opponents on the opening day of the season.

Forest and Derby scored a combined seven goals at Carrow Road and we might see another Midlands side have plenty of joy in this fixture.

BETTING TIP
Birmingham +0.5 @ 2.04 with bet365

Team News

Norwich: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-up)

Birmingham: 4-4-2 (Confirmed Line-up)

  • 01
    Tim Krul
  • 12
    Jamal Lewis
  • 04
    Benjamin Matthew Godfrey
  • 06
    Christoph Zimmermann
  • 37
    Max Aarons
  • 08
    Mario Vrancic
  • 19
    Tom Trybull
  • 25
    Onel Hernandez
  • 18
    Marco Stiepermann
  • 17
    Emiliano Buendia
  • 22
    Teemu Pukki
  • 01
    Lee Camp
  • 05
    Maxime Colin
  • 28
    Michael Morrison
  • 12
    Harlee Dean
  • 03
    Kristian Pedersen
  • 23
    Jota Peleteiro
  • 20
    Gary Gardner
  • 06
    Maikel Kieftenbeld
  • 19
    Jacques Maghoma
  • 09
    Che Adams
  • 10
    Lucas Jutkiewicz

Championship - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Norwich 46 27 13 6 93:57 94
2 Sheffield Unite 46 26 11 9 78:41 89
3 Leeds 46 25 8 13 73:50 83
4 West Bromwich A 46 23 11 12 87:62 80
5 Aston Villa 46 20 16 10 82:61 76
6 Derby 46 20 14 12 69:54 74
7 Middlesbrough 46 20 13 13 49:41 73
8 Bristol City 46 19 13 14 59:53 70
9 Nottingham Fore 46 17 15 14 61:54 66
10 Swansea 46 18 11 17 65:62 65
11 Sheffield Wedne 46 16 16 14 60:62 64
12 Hull 46 17 11 18 66:68 62
13 Brentford 45 16 13 16 72:59 61
14 Birmingham 46 14 19 13 64:58 61
15 Preston 46 16 13 17 67:67 61
16 Blackburn 46 16 12 18 64:69 60
17 Stoke 46 11 22 13 45:52 55
18 Wigan 46 13 13 20 51:64 52
19 Queens Park Ran 46 14 9 23 53:71 51
20 Reading 46 10 17 19 49:66 47
21 Millwall 46 10 14 22 48:64 44
22 Rotherham 46 8 16 22 52:83 40
23 Bolton 45 8 8 29 29:77 32
24 Ipswich 46 5 16 25 36:77 31