Norwich City vs Reading Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Norwich City vs Reading Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in the bottom-half of the Championship.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Norwich drew their sixth game from their last seven in midweek coming from behind to claim a 1-1 draw with Barnsley.  Josh Murphy got the goal to give the Canaries a point they were a little lucky to get according to the performance data.

Reading were in action in midweek but were comfortably beaten 3-0 by league leaders Wolves.  The Royals can have few complaints about the result in a game they barely created a chance in.

The reverse fixture came at the end of September at the Madejski Stadium and ended 2-1 to the East Anglian outfit.  James Maddison and Cameron Jerome netted for the visitors who also had Marley Watkins dismissed while Liam Moore netted for the hosts.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Given that six of the last seven for Norwich have ended all-square and four of the last six for Reading have done the same then the draw seems the obvious play.  I could not put anyone off that bet though I have another angle I would prefer to attack.

Look for the game to be level at half-time as both sides have scored around two-thirds of their goals in the second period.  This bet also leads to taking an interest on no early goal which is set at 31:00.

 

Game to be level at half-time

NO goal before 31:00

 

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

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

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

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

AVG Goals

0.6

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

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D H

24-02-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

06-03-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-03-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 4 - 3

(HT 2 - 3)

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)

Reading Form Guide

Reading Team Logo

Reading

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
L H

27-02-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

06-03-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

10-03-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

13-03-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Norwich City Preview

It is now seven league games without a victory for the Canaries though six of these have finished all-square.  They have little to play for but boss Daniel Farke knows he must show a few signs of progress if he is to win a few fans around before the end of the season.

At Carrow Road, they are unbeaten in the last four but three of these have finished all-square.  These games tend to be low scoring with the last two ending goalless and just three being scored in the last four in front of their own fans.

James Maddison is their top scorer this season with 12 goals and he has seven from his last 12 league appearances.  Their last six meetings with the Royals have seen both teams find the back of the net.

 

Norwich City Team News

Nelson Oliveira (calf), Alex Tettey (foot), Moritz Leitner (hamstring), Marcus Edwards (fitness) and Matt Jarvis (ankle) are doubts while Louis Thompson (Achilles), Tom Trybull (ankle) and Marco Steiperman (hernia) are long-term absentees.

Reading Preview

The Royals are without a victory in their last eight though four of their last six have ended in a draw.  They are in 19th six points above relegation with each of their next five against a team above them in the table.

Away from the Madejski Stadium, they have won just one of their last eight and netted just six times in these ties with three of these coming in the same match at Burton.  They have been behind at half-time in just two of their last seven on the road.

Mo Barrow is their leading scorer with nine league goals this season though he has netted just two in the last 13.  Around 66% of the goals they have scored this season have come in the second-half.

 

Reading Team News

Chris Martin (illness), Axel Andresson (ankle), Omar Richards (calf), Callum Harriott, Paul McShane (both hamstring), Tommy Elphick, Joe Mendez and Stephen Quinn (all knee) are doubts.  Jordan Obita (ligament) and Gareth McCleary (broken ankle) are out for the remainder of the season.

 

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

Reading Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

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 Reading Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Angus Gunn 196 -
2 LB Ivo Pinto 184 73
31 CD Grant Hanley 188 76
15 CD Timm Klose 193 87
26 RB Jamal Lewis - -
4 CDM Harrison Reed 176 72
8 CDM Mario Vrancic 186 75
25 CM Onel Hernandez - -
23 CM James Maddison 179 73
11 CM Josh Murphy 173 67
32 CF Dennis Srbeny 189 -
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Anssi Jaakkola 195 88
2 LB Chris Gunter 180 71
6 CD Liam Moore 186 86
20 CD Tiago Ilori 190 80
24 RB Tyler Blackett 186 80
16 CM David Edwards 183 78
22 CM Pelle Clement 177 67
14 CM Sone Aluko 173 62
38 LF Liam Kelly 168 65
55 RF Sam Smith - -
17 CF Modou Barrow 176 63