Norwich vs Sheffield Wednesday betting tips, predictions and match preview for this televised Championship fixture on Good Friday. It was a below-average week for Norwich with the Canaries dropping points against both Wigan and Reading, but they’re back at Carrow Road on Friday evening, and they should be able to collect three points.
Norwich are still four points clear at the top of the table despite their mini-blip, and importantly, they didn’t lose either of those two games. They face a winnable looking game against Sheffield Wednesday, who failed to net at Elland Road last weekend. It’s now back-to-back away days without finding the net for Steve Bruce’s men, and they don’t look strong enough to upset the leaders here.
Bolton and Ipswich are the only sides that Sheffield Wednesday have beaten on the road since Boxing Day, and they look unlikely to derail Norwich’s promotion bid here. The Owls were second best at Stoke at the end of March, and struggled to contain Leeds last weekend. Steve Bruce’s side had good chances in both of those games, and they will certainly offer a threat here. The Canaries’ defence has been less than reliable lately, and they could concede in this one. 57% of Sheffield Wednesday’s game have ended with Over 2.5 Goals this season, and 55% on the road. They shipped three at Hull, and they could struggle to contain this mobile Norwich forward line.
Twelve of Norwich’s last thirteen games at Carrow Road have ended with three or more goals, and the home crowd have certainly had plenty to cheer in recent months.
Daniel Farke’s side will still be without Emi Buendia (he will be back for Easter Monday), and although they aren’t quite a creative without the Argentinian, they should still score a few goals here. They won 4-0 at Hillsborough earlier in the season, and although it was against a very different Sheffield Wednesday side, they should still find their shooting boots here.
Our betting tip is for Over 2.5 Goals, which has been landing regularly of late. It is 8/11 with Betfred.
Match Betting Odds:
Norwich – 1/2
Draw – 10/3
Sheffield Wednesday – 5/1
We’ve been consistently backing Teemu Pukki throughout the season, and he cashed in again on Sunday. The Finn should find the net in this game, but he’s an odds-on price, so it’s worth looking elsewhere.
Marco Stiepermann is a player who probably doesn’t score enough, but he has scored in two of Norwich’s last three home games, and if we’re expecting the Canaries to bag a few goals in this encounter, he may get involved.
His goals have been spread out throughout the campaign, but he has netted four times since Feb 16th, and he isn’t afraid to shoot from distance. He may be the value in the anytime goalscorer market on Friday night.
Norwich’s form has been sensational this season, and they’ve also been a joy to watch under Daniel Farke. The club should be praised for sticking with the German, and he looks set to guide his side to the Premier League. Yes, they couldn’t win at the DW Stadium, but less than five sides have collected three points on their travels against Wigan this campaign. They played well against Reading last time out, but the Royals are scrapping for every single point, and that result shouldn’t cause any alarm amongst supporters.
Only four sides have won at Carrow Road this season, with Leeds, West Brom and Derby all challenging at the top of the table. The latter picked up three points in freakish circumstances. Stoke are the anomaly, but their victory in East Anglia came all the way back in October.
Farke’s men have won four of their last five at this ground, and three of those four victories have come with three or more goals.
Norwich should win this game, and they are likely to do it in style. Sheffield Wednesday only lost 1-0 at Elland Road, but they did create chances.
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