Norwich City vs Aston Villa Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Norwich City vs Aston Villa Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday lunchtime (12:30) game is live on SKYTV and features two sides in opposite halves of the Championship table.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Norwich suffered their second successive defeat as they were hammered on the road to QPR going down 4-1.  The expected goals data suggests the result was harsh on the Canaries in a match they had taken the lead in through an own-goal.

Aston Villa won 3-0 over Reading to bounce back to winning ways after three without a victory.  They were held by the Royals having a player sent-off after 30 minutes and then a goal each from Birkir Bjarnason, Conour Hourihane and Scott Hogan.

The reverse fixture came in mid-August with Villa winning that one 4-2 thanks to a Conor Hourihane hat-trick and one from Andre Green.  Josh Murphy and Nelson Oliveira netted for the East Anglians who have lost three of their last four head-to-heads.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is a tricky game to call with the home side looking awful at QPR on Easter Monday you might get a reaction especially as Norwich still need to sell season tickets for next season which have been slow to be taken up.  Aston Villa though are in a strange position where the promotion places seem gone from them so they will have one eye on the play-offs so that means I can’t be trusting them either.

I prefer a couple of plays in the to score anytime markets with a selection for each side.  For the home team, I like the look of James Madison who is their top scorer this season and is at the heart of all their good work.  For the away side, I like Conor Hourihane who scored in midweek against Reading and got a hat-trick when these sides last met.

 

James Madison to score at any time

Conor Hourihane to score at any time

 

Norwich City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Norwich City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Aston Villa

Aston Villa saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Aston Villa saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Norwich City

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Norwich City Form Guide

Norwich City Team Logo

Norwich City

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
D A

04-08-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

11-08-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Stevenage Team Logo Stevenage

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

18-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

22-08-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

25-08-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

02-09-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-09-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Aston Villa Form Guide

Aston Villa Team Logo

Aston Villa

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
W A

06-08-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Yeovil Town Team Logo Yeovil Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

18-08-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

22-08-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

25-08-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

15-09-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

18-09-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Norwich City Preview

Frustration is growing in East Anglia as just one victory in the last ten means the Canaries are on course for their lowest finish since 2008/09.  Daniel Farke is likely to be given another summer to continue his project but he could buy himself some more goodwill with a few victories between now and the end of the season.

At Carrow Road, it has been a mixed bag of late with two victories, three draws and two defeats from their last seven.  The 20 home goals they have scored this season is the fifth lowest in the division.

Four of the last five and seven of the last ten Norwich have played in the league have seen both teams find the back of the net.  Nelson Oliveira has grabbed in his last three appearances against Villa.

 

Norwich City Team News

Onel Hernandez (hamstring), Moritz Leitner (hamstring) and Matt Jarvis (ankle) are doubts while Louis Thompson (Achilles), Tom Trybull (ankle) and Marco Steiperman (hernia) are long-term absentees.

 

Aston Villa Preview

Just four points from their last four matches means that Villa have seen their hopes of automatic promotion slide away.  They need eight points to be certain of a play-off spot though a superior goal-difference means seven will likely do.

Away from Villa Park, it has been a mixed bag of late with two victories, one draw and two defeats in their last five.  The 19 road goals they have conceded gives them the joint second-best travelling defence in the division.

Five of the last seven Aston Villa have played in the Championship have gone over 2.5 goals with three of these going over 3.5.  Around 56% of their league goals have come in the second 45 minutes.

 

Aston Villa Team News

Chris Samba, Andre Green (both hamstring), Gabby Agbonlahor and Jordan Lyden (both ankle) are doubts while Jed Steer (dislocated shoulder) is a long-term absentee.

 

Norwich City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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

Aston Villa 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 vs Aston Villa Sidelined Players

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