West Brom vs Norwich predictions and betting tips for this Championship match on Saturday afternoon with a goals prediction and anytime goalscorer included.
Expert Tipster Prediction: Norwich’s festive period wasn’t a complete disaster but Daniel Farke’s side struggled at the back and they lost valuable ground in the promotion round as a result. The Canaries have an excellent squad and Farke should be commended for the job he’s done at Carrow Road but they mustn’t take their eye off the ball here. This is a tricky fixture for the East Anglians as they visit the highest scorers in the division. West Brom are winless in two although they have faced a resolute Sheffield Wednesday outfit and went down to ten men against Blackburn at Ewood Park. The Baggies have dropped points in three of their last four home games and are hard to trust at the moment so backing them on the Over 1.5 Team Goals market is preferable. Norwich’s defence may come under plenty of pressure here and WBA look likely to grab at least a couple in this one.
The Baggies have been freeflowing under Darren Moore this season and the potential return of striker Dwight Gayle is a timely boost for the boss. West Brom sit fourth in the Championship table and are the top goalscorers in the division with 54 so far and 32 of those have arrived here in the Midlands. They create plenty of chances and have a Premier League quality forward line (Hal Robson Kanu excepted). They have scored at least two goals in eight of their 13 games at the Hawthornes this season and in 15 of their 26 Championship games home/away. It is comfortably the best record in the second tier and they are facing a defence which has shipped 12 goals in its last 16 outings. With three draws in four, West Brom cannot be trusted to take three points here and they have let me down before so just back them to grab a couple of goals in this at a decent-ish odds-on price. The Canaries have been involved in some terrificly entertaining matches recently and I expect this one to follow the same pattern. Over 1.5 West Brom Goals can be backed at 4/5 with Betfair and that’s the first of our Championship betting tips for this Saturday afternoon game at the Hawthornes.
What is the best price on Over 1.5 West Brom Team Goals? 4/5 with Betfair
The Championship has been a very entertaining league to follow this season and has provided far more excitement than the Premier League. Many of the games involving the top sides have featured late drama and that could also be the case here. 68% of the goals in Norwich games have arrived in the second half with an average of 2.18 goals after the break in matches involving the Canaries. 64% of the goals in West Brom games have arrived after the restart and all three of the goals in their recent defeat to Blackburn came in the second half. Norwich’s superb fitness levels have resulted in plenty of late strikes but they’ve also lacked concentration in the final 15 minutes. Combined these sides have netted 73 second half goals so a price of 10/11 for Over 1.5 Second Half Goals looks like decent value. There were five second half goals when they met earlier in the campaign and this looks like a great bet. It is the second of our West Brom vs Norwich betting tips.
What are the best odds on Over 1.5 Second Half Goals? 10/11 with Betway
With goals expected in this tie, there are plenty of options when it comes to the anytime goalscorer market. Jay Rodriguez has been excellent this season but he is trailing Teemu Pukki in the goalscoring charts. The Finn has 15 for the campaign, ten more than any other Norwich player. He scored in the reverse fixture and has netted 19 times in all competitions and looks a decent bet to find the back of the net once more. He should be able to add to his tally and it is likely to come late in the goal. Teemu Pukki to Score Anytime is the third of our West Brom vs Norwich betting tips.
What are the best odds on Teemu Pukki to Score Anytime? 8/5 with Betfred
As the data suggests, a high-scoring event is likely at the Hawthornes and an entertaining afternoon is in prospect. The crowd should be suitably entertained and Over 2.5 Goals is available at a short-ish price of 4/6. Over 3.5 Goals could be tempting at 7/4 whilst Over 4.5 Goals would have landed during the previous meeting and is a tempting proposition at 4/1.
If you don’t mind an odds-on price, it’s 10/11 for Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score.
The outright market is interesting with the hosts priced up at 21/20 whilst the draw will be tempting for many punters at 12/5.
Dwight Gayle’s fitness is unknown and therefore he’s not been included in the early betting markets for this game. Jay Rodriguez is likely to lead the line and he is available at 9/2 to score the opening goal of the game. Hal Robson Kanu is 6/1 to net the opener whilst the always-impressive Temmu Pukki is priced at 11/2 to break the deadlock. The Finn usually nets later in the game and is the same price to net the last goal of the game.
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