Norwich City vs Sunderland Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Norwich City vs Sunderland Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

Norwich City v Sunderland, Match Prediction

This game on Sunday afternoon (13:00) is referred to as the ‘friendly cup’ between two sides with good off the pitch relations. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Norwich started the season with a decent looking point away to highly-fancied Fulham. The Canaries were behind for much of the game after a Russell Martin own-goal but a Nelson Oliveira strike was enough to give them a point. Sunderland also claimed a point on the opening day of the season as they drew 1-1 at home to Derby. They went behind to an early Bradley Johnson strike but managed to get back in it with a James Vaughan penalty and that was where the scoring finished. The East Anglian side have a decent record against Sunderland going unbeaten in their last six but the Black Cats did win 3-0 on their last visit to Carrow Road which came in April 2016.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Both these teams are a work in progress with some positive signs and some things need working on. I think the ceiling of a good Norwich performance is higher than that of Sunderland but the floor is also lower as a Simon Grayson side will always be hard working and well-drilled. If you have to bet on the match I would lean towards the draw but I prefer the player markets. I really like the look of George Honeyman as a first goalscorer bet at generous odds. He registered three shots on the opening weekend and then netted for Sunderland against Bury in midweek. I also think his colleague Lee Cattermole has to be worth a play as he has been released to go forward more from midfield. For those looking for a Norwich player Marley Watkins and James Madison could be some value but I will stick with the Sunderland pair as away scorers tend to be over-priced.

George Honeyman first goalscorer, each-way unlimited places

Lee Cattermole first goalscorer, each-way unlimited places

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

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

Sunderland saw over 1.5 first half goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Sunderland saw over 1.5 first half goals in 9 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

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

15-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Cambridge United Team Logo Cambridge United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

19-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Duisburg Team Logo Duisburg

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

21-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Arminia Bielefeld Team Logo Arminia Bielefeld

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

25-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

29-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

05-08-2017

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

08-08-2017

EFL Cup

Swindon Town Team Logo Swindon Town

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

L H

13-08-2017

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

16-08-2017

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

19-08-2017

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

Sunderland Form Guide

Sunderland Team Logo

Sunderland

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
L A

15-07-2017

Club Friendlies

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

18-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Hartlepool United Team Logo Hartlepool United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

22-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

D A

26-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Scunthorpe United Team Logo Scunthorpe United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

29-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

D H

04-08-2017

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

10-08-2017

EFL Cup

Bury Team Logo Bury

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

13-08-2017

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

16-08-2017

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

19-08-2017

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Norwich City Preview

At home, the Canaries were excellent with a joint-third highest league total of 15 victories and they will look to make Carrow Road a fortress again this season. No team scored more goals in front of their own fans than Norwich who netted 55 in 23 matches. It finished 1-1 in their last game and the Canaries had more shots on target and more of the ball than Fulham in that match. Marley Watkins can consider himself unlucky as he had three shots and all three hit the target yet somehow he did not find the back of the net. In the League Cup, Norwich booked their place in the next round by defeating Swindon 3-2 in an open encounter. The Canaries goals came from Cameron Jerome, Wes Hoolahan and James Maddison who netted one each.

Norwich City Team News

Harry Toffolo (muscle injury) is rated day-to-day while Timm Klose (leg) is a doubt. Matt Jarvis (hip), Louis Thompson (also hip) and Alex Pritchard (ankle) are long-term absentees.

Sunderland Preview

On the road, Sunderland struggled last season winning just three of their 19 in the Premier League. A battle for goals was a real issue on their travels for the Black Cats with just 13 netted. The North-Eastern side did not see as much of the ball as their opponents in the opening game but this seemed a deliberate tactic as they looked to counter-attack with the pace of McGeady, Vaughan and Grabban. Lee Cattermole was a lot more of an attacking threat then he has been in the past as the presence of him alongside Didier Ndong enabled him to show more creativity and he had time for three shots. It was job done for Sunderland in midweek who travelled to Bury and battled through to the next round with a 1-0 success. A 69th minute George Honeyman goal was enough to see them progress.

Sunderland Team News

Bryan Oviedo (calf) and Josh Maja (knee) are closing in on returns as is Duncan Watmore (cruciate). Patrick McNair (cruciate) is still a few weeks away from being back in action.

Norwich City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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

Sunderland 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 Sunderland Sidelined Players

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Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
1 GK Angus Gunn 196 -
5 CD Russell Martin 183 74
28 CD Marcel Franke 193 84
6 CD Christoph Zimmermann - -
23 CM James Maddison 179 73
17 LM Yannick Wildschut 183 86
4 CM Harrison Reed 176 72
7 CM Steven Naismith 178 71
3 RM James Husband 179 65
10 CF Cameron Jerome 185 85
12 CF Marley Watkins 178 65
No. Pos Player m kg
1 GK Jason Steele 188 79
2 LB Billy Jones 181 77
18 CD Tyias Browning 181 76
15 RB Brendon Galloway 188 87
23 CD Lamine Kone 189 90
17 CM Ibrahim Didier Ndong 179 75
26 CM George Honeyman 173 72
6 LM Lee Cattermole 178 76
11 RM Lewis Grabban 183 71
19 CF Aiden McGeady 178 72
9 CF James Vaughan 180 80