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

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Norwich City vs Birmingham City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Friday evening (19:45) fixture is an important one in the promotion battle as third plays host to eighth. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Norwich saw their winless run stretched to four in the league and five in all competitions with a 1-1 draw at West Brom. They needed an 83rd minute Jordan Rhodes to rescue a point a result that an improved second-half showing meant they just about deserved after being outclassed in the first-half.

Birmingham are now three without a win in the league and four in all competitions after a 2-1 home loss to Middlesbrough. Che Adams looked like having rescued a point for them but it was not to be as the Teesiders wrapped up a deserved success.

The reverse fixture came at St Andrew’s on the opening day of the season which ended in a 2-2 draw. Jacques Maghoma and Viv Soloman-Otabor netted for the Blues while Onel Hernandez grabbed a brace for the Canaries.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Norwich look a little bit short to be siding with here given they are without a win in their last four. Birmingham and the draw double chance offer some appeal as they have already won at Leeds this season but I will look elsewhere for my bets.

Over 2.5 goals looks far too short given the last five at Carrow Road in the league have produced a total of 29 goals and these two sides already drew 2-2 this season. Birmingham are getting among the goals on the road so also have a small play on over 3.5 goals.

 

OVER 2.5 goals in this fixture

OVER 3.5 goals in this fixture

 

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

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

Birmingham City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.3

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

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)

Birmingham City Form Guide

Birmingham City Team Logo

Birmingham City

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D H

29-12-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

01-01-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

12-01-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

18-01-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

D A

29-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

09-02-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 4)

L H

12-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

23-02-2019

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Norwich City Preview

The Canaries have drawn three of their last four and have lost just one of their last 15 through have won none of last four so it is a mixed bag. They sit in third now behind Sheffield United on goal-difference and of the top four they have the weakest gd.

At Carrow Road, the East Anglian outfit are without a win in their last two through did win the five prior to that. Their last five at their own place have seen both teams score and gone over 3.5 goals.

Norwich have netted at least one goal in the final 15 minutes of each of their last eight in the Championship. Both teams have scored in seven of their last eight and nine of their last 11 matches.

 

Norwich City Team News

Marco Stiepermann (thigh) and Moritz Leitner (ankle) are both doubts ahead of this fixture.

Birmingham City Preview

The Blues have been a mixed bag of late with two wins, three draws and two defeats from their last seven. They sit in eighth place and are currently four points off Derby who are sixth.

Away from St Andrew’s, the Midlands side are unbeaten in four through these have all come against bottom 12 opponents. They have won just once at a top-half side this season through this did come against Leeds.

Birmingham have netted at least once in five of their last six and in each of their last nine when looking at league road matches. They have conceded just two goals from their last five and in just one of their last nine have they conceded two or more.

 

Birmingham City Team News

David Davis (ankle) is a doubt while Omar Bogle and Marc Roberts (both calf) are long-term absentees.

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

Birmingham City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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 Birmingham City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Krul 188 74
6 CD Christoph Zimmermann 194 92
4 CD Ben Godfrey 183 74
12 RB Jamal Lewis 173 -
37 LB Maximillian James Aarons - -
19 CDM Tom Trybull 181 72
17 CM Emiliano Buendia 170 65
18 CM Marco Stiepermann 190 75
25 CM Onel Hernandez 172 76
8 CDM Mario Vrancic 186 75
22 CF Teemu Pukki 176 66
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Lee Camp 183 75
28 CD Michael Morrison 183 76
3 RB Kristian Pedersen 189 83
12 CD Harlee Dean 190 82
5 LB Maxime Colin 179 77
20 CM Gary Gardner 188 82
6 CM Maikel Kieftenbeld 179 75
23 LM Jota 180 67
19 RM Jacques Maghoma 175 73
9 CF Che Adams 178 66
10 CF Lukas Jutkiewicz 185 81