Norwich City vs West Bromwich Albion Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Norwich City vs West Bromwich Albion Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture is between two sides in search of their first victory of the season. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Norwich twice fought back from behind on the opening day of the season to rescue a 2-2 draw with Birmingham. The hero of the day was Onel Hernandez who grabbed a brace to grab a point. West Brom picked up their first point of the season on Tuesday night as a late Matty Phillips goal secured them a draw at Nottingham Forest. It was a positive step following a poor opening day that saw them go down 2-1 at home to Bolton despite a Harvey Barnes goal. The last time these two sides met came in the Premier League in 2016 and the last time at Carrow Road was in 2015. The Black Country have won on their two previous visits to Norfolk.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Norwich are highly inconsistent and did not impress on the opening day before rescuing a point against Birmingham. They are though over-priced here given how the gulf in class between these sides is not huge. West Brom are being given to much respect by layers and while I will take the Canaries with the tie in the draw no bet market I could not put off anyone going for a straight Norwich victory. Moritz Leitner made a big difference when coming off the bench against Birmingham and Daniel Farke will likely reward him a slot just off the striker where he can control the game and while he is most likely to provide assists he must be backed at those odds to be the first goalscorer.

Norwich draw no bet

Moritz Leitner first goalscorer, each-way

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

Norwich City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

West Bromwich Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Norwich City

AVG Goals

1.5

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

2

Lost

3
W A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Lincoln City Team Logo Lincoln City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Crawley Town Team Logo Crawley Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Paderborn Team Logo Paderborn

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Union Berlin Team Logo Union Berlin

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

04-08-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

11-08-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Stevenage Team Logo Stevenage

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

West Bromwich Albion Form Guide

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo

West Bromwich Albion

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Barnet Team Logo Barnet

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Swindon Town Team Logo Swindon Town

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Coventry City Team Logo Coventry City

FT 5 - 2

(HT 4 - 1)

L H

04-08-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

07-08-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Norwich City Preview

The opening day draw means it is now just one victory from their last six Championship fixtures for the Canaries. Each of their last three and eight of their last 11 have seen both teams find the back of the net. At Carrow Road, they have won three of their last five with the two defeats coming against promoted sides Fulham and Cardiff. The East Anglian outfit scored 25 and conceded 25 in their home matches last season. Jordan Rhodes did not net for Norwich last weekend but he played well and with three shots for the game will be due a goal soon if he keeps up that ratio. Just nine of the 25 they netted in front of their own fans last season came in the first-half.

Norwich City Team News

Ivo Pinto and Jamal Lewis (both knocks) are closing in on a return while Emiliano Buendia (fitness) is a doubt. Matt Jarvis (ankle) and Carlton Morris (cruciate) are out for a month.

West Bromwich Albion Preview

It is one point from two games for the Baggies which stretches to three games without a win in competitive fixtures. Both their matches this season have seen a goal netted in the final five minutes. On the road, the Black Country outfit picked up a point from their opener and have lost just one of their last four. Each of these matches have gone under 2.5 goals with two of them going under 1.5. If you consider the last time West Brom were in the Championship then their last four at this level have seen both teams score. Dwight Gayle came off the bench in midweek and given he scored 23 times for Newcastle at this level in 2016/17 looks one to watch.

West Bromwich Albion Team News

Craig Dawson (thigh) and Nacer Chadli (hamstring) are unlikely to feature while Dwight Gayle will be looking to start.

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

West Bromwich Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

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

Norwich City vs West Bromwich Albion Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Krul 188 74
7 LB Ben Marshall 183 73
31 CD Grant Hanley 188 76
2 RB Ivo Pinto 184 73
15 CD Timm Klose 193 87
10 CM Moritz Leitner 174 65
27 CM Alexander Tettey 180 68
23 CM Kenny McLean 183 70
22 LF Teemu Pukki 176 66
11 CF Jordan Rhodes 185 71
25 RF Onel Hernandez 172 76
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sam Johnstone 193 85
2 LB Allan Nyom 188 81
5 CD Kyle Bartley 180 70
26 CD Ahmed Hegazy 194 95
3 RB Kieran Gibbs 178 70
10 LM Matthew Phillips 183 75
15 RM Harvey Barnes 174 66
11 CM Chris Brunt 185 84
8 CM Jake Livermore 180 76
16 AM Dwight Gayle 177 73
19 CF Jay Rodriguez 185 80