Norwich City vs Sheffield United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Norwich City vs Sheffield United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture is undoubtedly the pick of the matches in the Championship as second hosts fourth. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Norwich put to an end a four-game winless run in the league with an impressive 3-1 defeat of Birmingham last time out. Teemu Pukki, Mario Vrancic and Tom Trybull all grabbed one each as three goals in the first 25 minutes saw the Canaries in cruise control for the remainder of the match.

Sheffield United saw their four-game winning spell come to an end as they suffered a 1-0 road loss at Swansea. United were the better side according to the expected goals data but were undone by an Ollie McBurnie goal.

The reverse fixture came in mid-August at Bramall Lane with the Blades coming out on top 2-1 that day. John Egan and Billy Sharp got a goal each while Jordan Rhodes bagged for the Canaries.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bookmakers are struggling to split the pair and given that they sit near each other in the table I can see why. Of the three options I would lean to Norwich in the match betting due to home advantage but I will look elsewhere for my bets.

Sheffield United will prove much tougher to break down than Birmingham and the Canaries might have to wait for the breakthrough. This is why I like no early goal which is set at 28:00 and the second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half.

 

NO goal before 28:00

Second-half to be the highest scoring 45 minutes

 

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

Sheffield United have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

2.1

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

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)

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

01-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Barnet Team Logo Barnet

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-01-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

08-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

23-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Norwich City Preview

The Canaries have now lost just one of their last 16 and moved themselves back into second this weekend. They are just one point behind Leeds and three ahead of West Brom in third who are level on points with Sheffield United in fourth.

At Carrow Road, the East Anglian outfit have won six, drawn one and lost one of their last eight in the league. Each of their last six at their place have seen both teams net and gone over 3.5 goals.

Norwich netted three in the opening 25 minutes last time out but just 14 of their 52 goals this season have come before the break. They would be as low as 22nd if the table was settled on the scores after 45 minutes.

Norwich City Team News

Alex Tettey, Marco Stiepermann (both thigh), Timm Klose (knee), Emiliano Buendia (unknown) and Moritz Leitner (ankle) are doubts ahead of this fixture.

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades lost last time out but it was still just their third defeat from their previous 12 in the division. They sit in fourth place and will go ahead of their opponents here if they take all three points.

Away from Bramall Lane, defeat for the Yorkshire side last time out brought to an end a five-game unbeaten run on the road. It was also just the second time in the last ten on their travels they blanked,

Sheffield United have been behind on just two occasions going into the half-time break this campaign. They would be top if results were settled after 45 minutes with 19 of their 46 goals coming before the break.

 

Sheffield United Team News

Jake Wright (broken cheekbone) is their only injury doubt ahead of this fixture.

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

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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 Sheffield United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Krul 188 74
12 RB Jamal Lewis 173 -
4 CD Ben Godfrey 183 74
37 LB Maximillian James Aarons - -
6 CD Christoph Zimmermann 194 92
25 CM Onel Hernandez 172 76
18 CM Marco Stiepermann 190 75
19 CDM Tom Trybull 181 72
8 CDM Mario Vrancic 186 75
17 CM Emiliano Buendia 170 65
22 CF Teemu Pukki 176 66
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
12 CD John Egan 185 72
8 AM Kieran Dowell 175 59
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
2 LM George Baldock 175 67
16 CM Oliver Norwood 180 76
14 CF Gary Madine 193 75
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70