Bristol City vs Norwich City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bristol City vs Norwich City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday early evening (17:30) fixture is live on Sky Sports and features the league leaders in action. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Bristol City stretched their unbeaten run to three with a 1-0 win on the road at Birmingham thanks to a Famara Diedhiou goal. The result came a little against the run of play but the Robins will not be complaining.

Norwich extended their unbeaten run to nine with a 3-2 home victory over Bolton that once again saw them net a late winner. Mario Vrancic, Marco Steipermann and Teemu Pukki all bagged once to give the Canaries all three points.

The East Anglian outfit are unbeaten in the last six meetings between the sides winning four of these. The two head-to-heads last season produced just one goal while the last four have seen just four.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Norwich are the favourites to win the game and while given their recent form I could not put you off them I will not be backing them after needing a few late goals to get them out of trouble recently.  It will take more than an against the run of play victory over Birmingham and four points from Millwall and Ipswich to convince me that Bristol City have turned a corner though.

Seven of the ten the Canaries have played on the road this season have been level going into the break while it is six at ten at home for the Robins.  Backing the game to be level at half-time appeals as does no early goal which is set at 30:00.

 

Game to be level at half-time

NO goal before 30:00

 

Bristol City have won 80% of their last 10 games played

Norwich City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Bristol City Form Guide

Bristol City Team Logo

Bristol City

Won

8

Draw

0

Lost

2
W A

01-01-2019

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-01-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

25-01-2019

FA Cup

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-02-2019

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-02-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

17-02-2019

FA Cup

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

23-02-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Norwich City Form Guide

Norwich City Team Logo

Norwich City

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

01-01-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Portsmouth Team Logo Portsmouth

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-01-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-01-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

D H

26-01-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

02-02-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

10-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

16-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

23-02-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Bristol City Preview

The Robins have taken seven points from their last three fixtures and for a side who tends to go on runs of form they will hope that is the start of a good spell.  They sit in 13th seven points and seven places outside the top six.

At Ashton Gate, they have struggled with no victory in the last three and just one from the previous six. After this they have a nice run of home matches with each of their next five against teams outside the top ten.

Just one of the last five and two of the last nine Bristol City have played have gone over 2.5 goals. It is also just two of the last nine when it comes to seeing both teams find the back of the net.

 

Bristol City Team News

Matty Taylor (unknown) is a doubt while Korey Smith (knee) will miss the next few months.

 

Norwich City Preview

The Canaries continued their excellent run of form taking 25 points from a possible 27 on offer in their last nine fixtures. They sit top of the table one point above Leeds in second and six ahead of Sheffield United in third.

Away from Carrow Road, they are unbeaten in their last eight in the league winning five of these. None of the next three on the road for City come at teams who are in the current top ten.

Each of the last two and five of the last six Norwich have played in the Championship have gone over 2.5 goals. In each of their last two and four of their last six they have netted at least once in the final ten minutes.

 

Norwich City Team News

Tim Klose (illness), Moritz Leitner (calf) and Grant Hanley (thigh) will hope to return while Ivo Pinto (neck)) and Kenny McLean (ankle) are a few weeks away from a return.  Matt Jarvis (knee), Aston Oxborough (hand), Louis Thompson (shoulder) and Carlton Morris (cruciate) are long-term absentees.

Bristol City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Norwich City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bristol City vs Norwich City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Niki Maeenpaeae 192 92
17 RB Lloyd Kelly 180 -
22 CD Tomas Kalas 184 71
2 LB Eros Pisano 185 78
6 CD Nathan Baker 191 80
11 RM Callum O'Dowda 180 75
20 CM Jamie Paterson 175 66
8 CM Josh Brownhill 178 69
21 CDM Marlon Pack 188 74
14 LM Andreas Weimann 188 76
9 CF Famara Diedhiou 189 80
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Krul 188 74
6 CD Christoph Zimmermann 194 92
37 LB Maximillian James Aarons - -
4 CD Ben Godfrey 183 74
12 RB Jamal Lewis 173 -
18 CM Marco Stiepermann 190 75
36 CM Todd Cantwell 177 66
17 CM Emiliano Buendia 170 65
27 CDM Alexander Tettey 180 68
8 CDM Mario Vrancic 186 75
22 CF Teemu Pukki 176 66