Sunderland vs Norwich City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sunderland vs Norwich City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) fixture will have important implications at the bottom of the table as it is a must win for Sunderland.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sunderland drew 1-1 at Leeds at the weekend though their performance warranted all three points.  The game ended 1-1 with Patrick McNair putting them ahead only to be pegged back in the 72nd minute.

Norwich defeated promotion chasing Aston Villa 3-1 at Carrow Road in their last fixture to bounce back after 4-1 defeat.  Josh Murphy, Dennis Srbeny and the in-demand James Maddison chipped in with a goal each.

The reverse fixture came in August and the Wearsiders won that one 3-1 thanks to a Lewis Grabban brace and one from Aiden McGeady.  The Canaries only goal was an own-goal and means it is back-to-back defeats to the Black Cats.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Norwich are marginal favourites to win the game though their hit and miss nature means I could not bring myself to trust them.  Sunderland clearly have the stronger desire to win though that has often proven to not be enough.
A way into this game is taking the second-half to be the highest scoring as the Black Cats absolutely must win now while the Canaries can use this to break on the counter-attack with the pace of Josh Murphy.   Take the second-half to be the highest scoring 45 minutes and yes both teams to score in that period.

Second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half
YES both teams to score in second 45 minute

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

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

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

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

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sunderland Form Guide

Sunderland Team Logo

Sunderland

Won

5

Draw

5

Lost

0
W H

08-01-2019

EFL Trophy Final Stage

Newcastle Academy

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

12-01-2019

League 1

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

19-01-2019

League 1

Scunthorpe United Team Logo Scunthorpe United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-01-2019

EFL Trophy Final Stage

Manchester City Academy

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

02-02-2019

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

09-02-2019

League 1

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

12-02-2019

League 1

Blackpool Team Logo Blackpool

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

15-02-2019

League 1

Accrington Stanley Team Logo Accrington Stanley

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-02-2019

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W A

23-02-2019

League 1

Bristol Rovers Team Logo Bristol Rovers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

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)

Sunderland Preview

The Black Cats have taken four points from their last three but it is still looking grim at the bottom for them.  They are seven points form safety with five fixtures remaining and Wolves and Fulham in their last two.

At the Stadium of Light, they have taken just one point from their last six blanking in four of these.  Three of their last six visitors netted twice while the other three all netted three times.

George Honeyman has netted in two of his last three appearances and four of his five goals this season have been openers.  Around 64% of the goals Sunderland have scored this season have come in the second-half with 41% in the final 30 minutes.

 

Sunderland Team News

Billy Jones (knee), Darron Gibson, (groin), Jonny Williams and Jack Rodwell (hamstring) are doubts while Duncan Watmore (knee), Robbin Ruitter (broken finger) and Tyias Browning (groin) are out for the season.

Norwich City Preview

The Canaries picked up just their second victory in their last 11 fixtures at the weekend which moved them into 12th.  An 11-point gap to the play-offs is too much but they will be aiming to finish as high as possible.

Away from Carrow Road, they are without a win in five though three of these ended in a draw.  Each of their last five on their travels has seen both teams managing to find the back of the net.

James Maddison netted last time out to continue his impressive season of 14 league goals with five in his last six.  Around 60% of the league goals they scored this season have come in the second-half.

 

Norwich City Team News

Sean Rigott (back), Marley Watkins (illness), Onel Hernandez (hamstring) and Matt Jarvis (ankle) are doubts while Louis Thompson (Achilles), Tom Trybull (ankle) and Marco Steiperman (hernia) are long-term absentees

Sunderland 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

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

Sunderland vs Norwich City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Lee Camp 183 75
21 RB Adam Matthews 178 71
16 CD John O'Shea 191 75
23 CD Lamine Kone 189 90
22 LB Donald Love 178 72
6 CDM Lee Cattermole 178 76
27 LM Lynden Gooch 173 69
19 RM Aiden McGeady 178 72
53 CM Ovie Ejaria - -
26 CM George Honeyman 173 72
9 CF Ashley Fletcher 185 78
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Angus Gunn 196 77
3 RB James Husband 179 65
31 CD Grant Hanley 188 76
6 CD Christoph Zimmermann 194 92
2 LB Ivo Pinto 184 73
4 CDM Harrison Reed 181 72
8 CDM Mario Vrancic 186 75
14 CM Wesley Hoolahan 168 71
23 CM James Maddison 175 73
11 CM Josh Murphy 173 67
9 CF Nelson Oliveira 184 75