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

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West Bromwich Albion vs Norwich City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) Championship fixture should be a good one as it features the side in fourth hosting the team in second. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

West Brom were successful in the FA Cup Third Round as they defeated Wigan 1-0 thanks to a Bakary Sako goal. In the league, they will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat at Blackburn in which Jay Rodriguez netted a penalty and Jake Livermore was dismissed.

Norwich were eliminated from the cup by Portsmouth going down 1-0 in a game that saw them play 75 minutes with ten-men following Grant Hanley being dismissed. On New Year’s day they drew 1-1 at Brantford with Timm Klose getting the goal.

The reverse fixture came on August 11th at Carrow Road with the Baggies winning 4-3 despite the Canaries dominating the tie. Jay Rodriguex grabbed a brace that day (one penalty), Harvey Barnes, Hal Robson-Kanu, Jordan Rhodes, Grant Hanley and Teemu Pukki were also on the score sheet that day.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Just three points separate these teams after 26 matches and I think nothing will separate them come the final whistle here. West Brom have drawn four of their last seven at home while Norwich have drawn three of their last four on the road so taking the game to finish all-square looks the call.

I think this game will end in a score draw so back the draw and both teams to score which will cover any number of possible scores.

 

Game to end in a draw

Game to end in a draw and BOTH teams to score

 

West Bromwich Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 7 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

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

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

West Bromwich Albion Form Guide

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo

West Bromwich Albion

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
D H

12-01-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

21-01-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

02-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

06-02-2019

FA Cup

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-02-2019

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

12-02-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

16-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

19-02-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

23-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 1

(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)

West Bromwich Albion Preview

The Baggies are two without a victory in the league but had won six of the eight prior to that one. They sit in fourth place and have three of their next four against teams currently in the top ten.

At the Hawthorns, the Black Country outfit have won just one of their last four and two of their last eight through four of these have ended all-square. Seven of their last eight in front of their own fans have seen both teams net.

West Brom made an early move in the transfer market to sign Everton defender Mason Holgate until the end of the season. They have also been linked with a loan move for James McCarthy while Oliver Burke has joined Celtic on loan.

 

West Bromwich Albion Team News

Jake Livermore will miss the second of a four-game suspension while Ahmed Hagazy and Dwight Gayle (both hamstring) are doubts.  

Norwich City Preview

The Canaries are now three without a win in the league and four in all competitions through they still sit second. They face a tough test of their credentials with their next four against top-eight opponents followed by an East Anglian derby with Ipswich.

Away from Carrow Road, the Norfolk side have lost none of their last 11 with three of their last four ending in draws. Just one of their last three on the road have gone over 2.5 goals through the three prior to that did.

Norwich are not expecting to do too much transfer business in the January transfer market with few players expected to come in. Matt Jarvis has left on loan while Ivo Pinto could be set to leave.

 

Norwich City Team News

Alex Tettey (hip), Jamal Lewis (hamstring), Marco Stiepermann (thigh) and Moritz Leitner (ankle) are doubts. Emiliano Buendia (ligament) is a few weeks away from a return while Aston Oxborough (hand), Louis Thompson (shoulder) and Carlton Morris (cruciate) are long-term absentees.

West Bromwich Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

West Bromwich Albion vs Norwich City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sam Johnstone 193 85
68 LB Mason Holgate 184 63
25 CD Craig Dawson 188 78
26 CD Ahmed Hegazy 194 95
3 RB Kieran Gibbs 178 70
34 CM Rekeem Harper - -
18 CM Gareth Barry 183 79
11 CM Chris Brunt 185 84
19 LF Jay Rodriguez 185 80
16 RF Dwight Gayle 177 73
4 CF Hal Robson-Kanu 183 83
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Krul 188 74
37 LB Maximillian James Aarons - -
6 CD Christoph Zimmermann 194 92
4 CD Ben Godfrey 183 74
12 RB Jamal Lewis 173 -
27 CDM Alexander Tettey 180 68
8 CDM Mario Vrancic 186 75
25 CM Onel Hernandez 172 76
36 CM Todd Cantwell 177 66
17 CM Emiliano Buendia 170 65
22 CF Teemu Pukki 176 66