Norwich v Sheff Wed Championship betting preview and tips

20:45 Fri 19 Apr
Football
England
Championship
Tip: Norwich +1
Units: 1/5
Odds: +101

Norwich City are going to be promoted to the Premier League this season, with the Canaries seven points clear of third-placed Sheffield United with just four games remaining.

It’s possible that they will claim automatic promotion by winning against Sheffield Wednesday on Good Friday, although we think that Daniel Farke’s side might have to wait a little longer to seal the deal.

Norwich have been the surprise package in the Championship this season, collecting eighty-six points from forty-two games played in the English second flight, with the Norfolk team boasting the best home and away form in the division.

However, Friday’s match could be closer than the odds suggest and we’re getting to the stage where a point isn’t a bad outcome for Norwich who have effectively kept the other teams in the division at arm’s length at this juncture.

There have been seven games at Carrow Road where City have failed to beat their opponents and they will be up against a Sheffield Wednesday side who look a good deal stronger under Steve Bruce.

While the Owls are unlikely to make the play-offs this term, Bruce has got a tune out of a squad of players who looked more likely to be relegated than promoted a few months ago.

Wednesday went to Elland Road on Saturday and were narrowly beaten by a single goal, with the Owls thwarting Leeds for the most part and they’re capable of keeping things similarly tight in this encounter.

We’re happy to side with the visitors on the Asian Handicap at a shade of odds-against, with Wednesday needing to lose by a single goal in order to get our money back, while a draw or away win will see a profit with this bet.

BETTING TIP
Sheffield Wednesday +1 @ 2.01 with bet365

Team News

Norwich: 4-2-3-1 (Predicted Line-ups)
Sheff Wed: 4-4-2 (Predicted Line-ups)
  • 01
    Tim Krul
  • 12
    Jamal Lewis
  • 04
    Benjamin Matthew Godfrey
  • 06
    Christoph Zimmermann
  • 37
    Max Aarons
  • 23
    Kenny McLean
  • 19
    Tom Trybull
  • 25
    Onel Hernandez
  • 18
    Marco Stiepermann
  • 36
    Todd Cantwell
  • 22
    Teemu Pukki
  • 01
    Keiren Westwood
  • 02
    Liam Palmer
  • 15
    Tom Lees
  • 34
    Michael Hector
  • 06
    Morgan Alexander Fox
  • 19
    Marco Matias
  • 23
    Sam Hutchinson
  • 10
    Barry Bannan
  • 21
    George Boyd
  • 09
    Steven Fletcher
  • 14
    Gary Hooper

bet365 Match Odds

Full Time Result
Norwich : -189 Draw : +340 Sheff Wed : +600
-189 +340 +600
Total Goals
Under 2.5 Goals : +110 Over 2.5 Goals : -139
+110 -139
Both teams to score
Yes : -120 No : -120
-120 -120
Asian-Hcp
Norwich -1.00 : -119 Sheff Wed 1 : +106
-119 +106

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Championship

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Norwich 42 25 11 6 85:51 86
2 Sheffield Unite 42 23 10 9 69:39 79
3 Leeds 42 23 9 10 65:40 78
4 West Bromwich A 42 21 10 11 80:55 73
5 Aston Villa 42 18 15 9 77:58 69
6 Bristol City 41 18 11 12 55:46 65
7 Middlesbrough 42 17 13 12 44:36 64
8 Derby 41 17 12 12 59:50 63
9 Hull 42 17 9 16 61:59 60
10 Sheffield Wedne 42 15 15 12 52:54 60
11 Nottingham Fore 42 14 15 13 56:52 57
12 Preston 42 15 12 15 60:59 57
13 Swansea 41 16 8 17 55:54 56
14 Birmingham 42 13 16 13 58:54 55
15 Brentford 42 14 12 16 66:58 54
16 Blackburn 42 14 11 17 57:64 53
17 Stoke 42 11 19 12 41:47 52
18 Queens Park Ran 42 13 9 20 50:65 48
19 Reading 42 10 14 18 47:63 44
20 Millwall 41 10 13 18 44:56 43
21 Wigan 42 10 12 20 45:62 42
22 Rotherham 42 8 16 18 46:72 40
23 Bolton 42 8 8 26 29:72 32
24 Ipswich 42 4 16 22 32:67 28