Norwich City vs Birmingham City Betting Preview – 18/01/2019

Norwich City vs Birmingham City Betting Preview – 18/01/2019

Norwich City vs Birmingham City

Norwich City return to Carrow Road this Friday looking to shake off their recent form with a win against Birmingham City. The Canaries had been on an unstoppable run of form throughout November and December but now find themselves on a five-game winless streak which has seen them give-up second place to Sheffield United. Garry Monk’s men are still trying to push their way into the top six, but currently, sit in eighth four points off the pace. With Norwich losing their last two home fixtures this may be the perfect opportunity for Birmingham to secure three points against this usually tough side.

As mentioned above, Norwich City had a great spell of form throughout November and December which had seen them rise into second place placing them as serious title contenders, but their recent form has seen them slip into third where they sit four points below the league leaders. The Canaries went up against West Brom in their previous fixture and after 12 minutes found themselves trailing 1-0, a late strike from Jordan Rhodes saw them draw level before the final whistle. Despite their recent poor form, Norwich are the favourites to secure the ‘W’ in this fixture and can be backed with Betway for a price of 5/6.

A usually goal-happy team who have racked up a huge 49 goals this season, find themselves struggling in the final third over their last three games with them scoring just twice. The Canaries leading goal scorer, Teemu Pukki, is without a goal in his last three matches but remains their biggest threat on the attack and can be backed to score anytime on Friday for a price of 6/5 with SkyBet. Four of Norwich’s last five games have seen them score and concede goals, Bet365 are offering 4/5 for BTTS in this fixture.

Gary Monk will be hoping his side can put an end to their four-game winless streak this Friday while they extend their opponents poor run of form. When these sides met at St Andrews’ Stadium the two could not be separated after 90 minutes with the score ending 2-2 and if you fancy there to be a repeat result on Friday, Bet365 are offering odds of 14/1. Birmingham arrive at Carrow Road as the underdogs for this Championship clash and Betway have them priced at 7/2 to see off Norwich City.

The Blues head into this fixture off the back of two consecutive losses against Middlesbrough and West Ham in the FA Cup and their poor results are due to their lack of quality in front of goal. Over the last four games, they have scored just two goals which have both come from their current top goalscorer, Che Adams. You can back the forward to add to his tally on Friday for a price of 21/10 with SkyBet.

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