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

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Norwich City vs Cardiff City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture will have an impact on the promotion race as it features third place Cardiff at Norwich.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Norwich were in action on Tuesday night and they battled out a 1-1 draw away to Sunderland.  Ivo Pinto got the goal for the Canaries who could have snatched all three points at the end with a James Maddison effort.

Cardiff suffered a 1-0 defeat on Tuesday night going down away to their promotion rivals Aston Villa.  The two sides had little between them but Jack Grealish struck in the 85th minute to mean they returned to Wales pointless.

The reverse fixture came at the beginning of December and the Bluebirds won it 3-1 despite Marco Stiepermann having given the East Anglian side the lead.  The Welsh outfit completed a second-half turn around with a goal each from Joe Ralls (penalty), Junior Hoilett and Omar Bogle.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Cardiff are the favourites to win the game but Norwich have lost just one of their last seven and did beat Aston Villa 3-1 here recently so they are a tough side to beat.  Given the Canaries are expected to keep Daniel Farke and most players for the start of next season I think they will be up for this one. Backing them with the safety of the draw no bet looks the way to approach this.

Josh Murphy netted in the last home game against Aston Villa and he makes sense here as he can use pace to exploit some older legs in the Bluebirds backline so back him to net at any time.

 

Norwich draw no bet

Josh Murphy anytime scorer

 

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 Cardiff City

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.1

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

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
D A

13-03-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

L H

30-03-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

10-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

14-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

21-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W A

13-03-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

02-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

06-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

24-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

28-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

06-05-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Norwich City Preview

The Canaries have been a mixed bag of late with two victories, two draws and two defeats from their last six.  This explains why they sit in 13th place and perhaps their main motivation between now and the end of season will be to finish ahead of their local rivals Ipswich who they are level on points with.

At Carrow Road, they have lost just one of their last seven matches which came against Fulham.  Their form at their own ground has been a problem this season with their joint sixth worst home record.

Each of the last three and six of the last seven Norwich have played in the Championship have seen both teams score.  Four of their last six have gone over 2.5 goals with three of the last five going over 3.5 goals.

 

Norwich City Team News

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

Cardiff City Preview

Back-to-back defeats and no victory in their last three has hit the promotion hopes of Cardiff though it still is in their own hands.  They sit one point behind Fulham though have a crucial game in hand and just one of their last five fixtures are against a top ten side.

Away from the Cardiff City Stadium, they lost last time out though that means it is still just one defeat from their last seven.  The Bluebirds have the joint-second best ranked road defence.

Around 63% of the league goals the Welsh side have scored this season have come in the first-half.  Six of the eight goals that Kenneth Zohore has bagged this campaign have been opening goals.

 

Cardiff City Team News

Jazz Richards (severe bruising), Joe Ralls and Danny Ward (both knee) are all doubts.

Norwich City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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

Cardiff 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 Cardiff City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Angus Gunn 196 -
4 LB Harrison Reed 176 72
31 CD Grant Hanley 188 76
15 CD Timm Klose 193 87
26 RB Jamal Lewis - -
10 CM Moritz Leitner 174 65
27 CM Alexander Tettey 180 68
8 CM Mario Vrancic 186 75
32 CF Dennis Srbeny 189 -
23 LF James Maddison 179 73
11 RF Josh Murphy 173 67
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 191 89
3 RB Joseph Bennett 177 74
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 88
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 89
2 LB Lee Peltier 178 73
21 CM Craig Bryson 170 60
19 CM Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 178 75
17 CDM Aron Gunnarsson 177 70
20 CDM Loic Damour 181 81
33 CM Junior Hoilett 173 70
44 CF Gary Madine 175 70