Norwich vs Swansea predictions and betting tips for this Friday’s Championship clash on March 8th with an anytime goalscorer tip and goals prediction included.
Table-topping Norwich host mid-table Swansea in Friday night’s televised Championship tie and the Canaries will be looking to extend their advantage on both Leeds and Sheffield United. The Swans have been the epitome of inconsistent this season, and Graham Potter’s men made heavy weather of their home victory over Bolton at the weekend. They’re unlikely to halt the Norwich bandwagon here. See our Norwich vs Swansea predictions below.
The bookmakers continue to ever-so-slightly underrate Norwich in my opinion. If Leeds were hosting Swansea at home at this stage of the season, they would likely be heavily odds-on, yet at the time of writing, the Canaries can still be backed at 7/10. They may have played a game more than today’s opponents, but they’ve picked up seven more victories than Graham Potter’s inconsistent side. Daniel Farke’s men have lost on just six occasions this campaign with the last of those defeats coming at Deepdale last month. With a +26 goal difference, it’s easy to see where Norwich’s strengths lie, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down at the moment. They come off the back of a very professional display at the Den, and their last home fixture saw them edge past play-off hopefuls Bristol City. The Swans have lost each of their last three away games, and their young side will surely struggle with Norwich’s fluidity and movement in midfield. Norwich won 4-1 at the Liberty, and I’d expect them to do the double over the Welshmen. Norwich Win is the first of our Championship betting tips for Friday night’s fixture.
Neither of these sides are backwards in coming forwards, and goals are expected in this meeting under the floodlights. 66% of Norwich’s matches have featured three or more goals this campaign, and that figure rises to 71% if you simply focus on their form at Carrow Road. Swansea have also seen over half of their matches pay out for Over 2.5 Goals backers, and although we might not get another five-goal thriller, it should be an entertaining 90 minutes. Between them, their games home/away average well over three goals per match, and thats why it is odds-on to land again here. A more ambitious 7/4 is available on Over 3.5 Goals in this match and that is the second of our Norwich vs Swansea predictions. It’s paid out in 53% of Norwich’s home matches this season.
There is only really one place to start in the anytime goalscorer market. Teemu Pukki has been a revelation and he will have been pleased to see Billy Sharp fire a blank in the Steel City derby on Monday night. His quest to be the Championship top goalscorer this season is going swimmingly, and he’ll be keen to add to his tally here. The 28-year old has netted in seven of his last eight Championship appearances, and also found the net in the reverse fixture. He is fractionally odds-on in this game, and his price has been getting shorter with every passing game, but he’s still worth backing. Teemu Pukki to Score Anytime is the third of our Championship betting tips.
Norwich are understandably the favourites for this game and can be backed at around 4/6 for success in this fixture. The Canaries have been firing on all cylinders recently and will be popular with punters. It’s 14/5 to end all-square with Swansea priced at 4/1 to pick up an unlikely three points here.
As mentioned, it’s also 4/6 for Over 2.5 Goals to land in this fixture. It would have paid out in each of Norwich’s last eight Championship games. The Canaries don’t keep many clean sheets, and it’s also 4/6 for Both Teams to Score? Yes in this fixture.
Our anytime goalscorer selection Teemu Pukki is ther 10/3 favourite to fire the first goal of the match. He is followed by Jordan Rhodes, who is likely to be on the bench. The Scot is priced at 9/2 to break the deadlock. Swansea rely on the goals of Oliver McBurnie and he is 7/1 to score the first of the match.
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