Norwich City vs Middlesbrough Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Norwich City vs Middlesbrough Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixtures the side in second place on the road in East Anglia looking to keep the momentum going. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Norwich needed a 71st minute Moritz Leitner goal to rescue a point and save local pride in a 1-1 draw with Ipswich last time out. The expected goals data suggests that they were a little lucky to come out with something from the game. Middlesbrough continued their unbeaten start to the season with a goalless draw on the road to Leeds. They did a great job restricting the free-flowing attack of the leaders to a limited number of shots and were good value for the point. The two meetings between these sides last season were won by the Canaries who won each fixture 1-0. It means that the East Anglian outfit are now unbeaten in their last three against the Teessiders.

Betting Tips and Predictions

With seven of their 11 on the road for the Teessiders ending in draws and the Canaries having coming out of this same international break strong last season then I think the chance of this game ending in a draw looks better than the odds suggested and as such that is the recommended bet. I also like a smaller interested on the game to finish all-square and both teams to score.

Game to end in a draw

Game to end in a score draw.

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

AVG Goals

1.6

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

2

Lost

1
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)

W A

22-09-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

Middlesbrough Form Guide

Middlesbrough Team Logo

Middlesbrough

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Rochdale Team Logo Rochdale

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

31-08-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-09-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-09-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 5 - 6

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

29-09-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-10-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

06-10-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-10-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Norwich City Preview

It has been a slow start to the season for the Canaries with just one win, two draws and three defeats from their opening six. They sit in 17th with five points though the expected goals data thinks this is very harsh and has them fifth. At Carrow Road, they have won just one of three this season in the league and just four of their last 11. The three in front of their own fans have produced a combined total of 12 goals which is an average of four per fixture. Four of the six Norwich have played have gone over 2.5 goals and none of them have gone under 1.5. They would be as low as 23rd if the table was decided on the scores after 45 minutes though five of their six have been level.

Norwich City Team News

Jordan Rhodes, Tom Trybull, Matt Jarvis (all knee), Grant Hanley (thigh), Mario Vrancic (hip), and Kenny McLean (ankle) are all doubts while Carlton Morris (cruciate) is ruled out.

Middlesbrough Preview

Boro have made a great start to the 2018/19 campaign with four victories, two draws and no defeat in six. They sit second (on goal-difference) behind Leeds though the expected goals data has them a little lower in fourth. Away from the Riverside, they are unbeaten in three with two draws in fact seven of their last 11 on the road have finished all-square. Martin Braithwaite has two in three appearances on the road. Middlesbrough have seen four of their six go under 2.5 goals and their matches are averaging just 1.83 goals. They start games well and have been ahead at the break in three of their six played.

Middlesbrough Team News

Rudy Gestede (ankle) is a doubt ahead of this fixture.

Norwich City 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

Middlesbrough Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Norwich City vs Middlesbrough Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Krul 188 74
12 RB Jamal Lewis 173 -
6 CD Christoph Zimmermann 194 92
15 CD Timm Klose 193 87
37 LB Maximillian James Aarons - -
22 CM Teemu Pukki 176 66
10 CM Moritz Leitner 174 65
17 CM Emiliano Buendia 170 65
18 CDM Marco Stiepermann 190 75
27 CDM Alexander Tettey 180 68
25 CF Onel Hernandez 172 76
No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Darren Randolph 188 98
20 CD Dael Fry 181 72
24 CD Aden Flint 189 76
4 CD Daniel Ayala 190 81
16 AM Jonathan Howson 180 77
19 AM Stewart Downing 180 64
3 RM George Friend 188 83
8 CM Adam Clayton 175 75
37 CM Muhamed Besic 180 75
5 LM Ryan Shotton 191 85
9 CF Britt Assombalonga 177 76