Norwich City vs Derby County Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: Carrow Road

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Norwich City vs Derby County Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides who are in good form in the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Norwich continued their impressive recent form with a 1-0 victory in the East Anglian derby on Sunday thanks to a James Maddison goal. In midweek, the Canaries put in a spirited showing against Arsenal in the League Cup before going down 2-1 in extra-time. Derby won their second straight seeing off Sheffield Wednesday at the iPro Stadium 2-0 though were handed a gift when the Owls had a man dismissed after just four minutes. The Rams took the lead through a Matej Vydra penalty and then secured the three points five minutes from time through Bradley Johnson. The meetings between the pair last season were won by the home team with a 3-0 success at Carrow Road for the Canaries and a 1-0 win at Derby for the Rams. Cameron Jerome has two in his last four against the East Midlands side while Nelson Oliveira grabbed a hat-trick in this fixture last season.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Norwich are favourites to win this game but Derby are no mugs so I will not be backing the Canaries at that price to come out on top especially given a tough 120 minutes in midweek. The draw makes sense here given that this happened in each of the last three at Carrow Road for the Canaries while the Rams have finished all-square in three of their last five. Under 2.5 goals looks a great bet here as this would have paid in each of the last five at Carrow Road and each of the last five at all grounds for the East Midlands outfit.

Game to end in a draw

Game to have under 2.5 goals

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

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

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.4

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

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Wycombe Wanderers Team Logo Wycombe Wanderers

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 3)

W H

29-09-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

03-10-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

06-10-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

20-10-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

23-10-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

27-10-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

30-10-2018

EFL Cup

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

03-11-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 4 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

Derby County Form Guide

Derby County Team Logo

Derby County

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 9 - 10

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-09-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

03-10-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

06-10-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

20-10-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

24-10-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

27-10-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

31-10-2018

EFL Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

W H

03-11-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

10-11-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

Norwich City Preview

It is now eight games unbeaten for the Canaries who have climbed the table into sixth having taken 16 points from the last 24 on offer. This is the first of three at home in their next four while the other comes against Bolton. At Carrow Road, they are unbeaten in their last five though each of their last three have ended in a draw. These matches tend to be low-scoring affairs with a total of nine goals at both ends in front of their own fans. In fact, the last six Norwich league games have produced a total of just seven goals with five for the Canaries and two for their opponents. Just 30% of the goals the East Anglian side have scored this season have come in the opening half.

Norwich City Team News

Marley Watkins has one more game to miss through suspension. Steven Naismith (groin), Matt Jarvis, Alex Pritchard (both ankle), Alex Tettey (calf), Jamal Lewis (knee) and Louis Thompson (Achilles) are all long-term absentees.

Derby County Preview

The Rams are in good form winning their last two games and are now unbeaten in their last five. They have moved into ninth place though three of their next four are on the road to teams in the top ten. Away from the iPro Stadium, it has been a mixed bag with one victory, three draws and two defeats. Three of these have been against side in the top-half and they have lost two of these and drawn one (last time out against Cardiff). The Rams are strong in the first 45 minutes and have been behind just twice going into the break. 59% of their goals have come in the first-half with 47% of them coming in the opening thirty minutes.

Derby County Team News

Mason Bennett (knee) is listed as day-to-day while Kyle McAllister (groin) and Darren Bent (hamstring) are out for at least one more month.

Norwich City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

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

Derby County Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

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 Derby County Sidelined Players

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