Norwich vs Brentford Betting Tips
One Wednesday night, a massive Championship fixture will take place between the league’s top two sides. First-place Norwich City host second-place Brentford in a six-point fixture in the race for Premier League promotion. The Canaries head into the matchday 34 game in fantastic form. They have won five straight matches in the Championship and sit seven points ahead of Brentford.
Thomas Frank’s team dipped in form in February, losing three straight games. However, Brentford are back in form with two straight wins in the Championship. The Bees are seven points back of Norwich City and three points ahead of third-place Watford in the fight for automatic promotion.
The match played between the clubs in London in October finished in a 1-1 draw. Brentford’s Ivan Toney opened the scoring in the 27th minute with a goal, but Kenny McLean equalised with time ticking down. McLean scored in the 87th minute to claim a draw.
Brentford are coming off of a 2-1 win versus Stoke City at the weekend. The Bees came from behind with Toney getting the winner in the 79th minute. Norwich City grabbed a 2-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers with second half goals from Teemu Pukki and Adam Idah. Norwich City and Brentford are in form and both will be hungry for big wins in the race for Premier League promotion.
Norwich City vs Brentford Betting Odds
Norwich City are on a five-game winning streak and took 15 points from their last 18 on offer. They tallied 12 goals and conceded four during that timeframe. Norwich City are favourite to win according to leading sportsbooks at odds of 6/5. The Canaries have been brilliant at home this season with a record of 10W-5D-1L. Just nine goals have been conceded by Norwich City at Carrow Road while 22 goals have been tallied.
Brentford are at odds of 13/5 to win at full-time away to Norwich City. The Bees have faltered in recent weeks and took just nine points from their last 18 on offer in the Championship over the course of their last six fixtures. The defence struggled conceding eight times with nine goals going into at the opposite end.
Frank’s team are on a two-game losing streak in the Championship away from home. They scored just once over the course of those 180 minutes of football while conceding four times. Norwich City are unbeaten in four straight Championship games versus Brentford. The Canaries won twice and drew twice versus the Bees.
The teams are at odds of 12/5 to draw at full-time. Brentford have drawn nine of their 18 games this season in the Championship. The last two matches in the league between the clubs finished as 1-1 draws.
Norwich City vs Brentford Team News
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke could have four players missing this week for the matchday 34 game versus Brentford. Sam Byram is ruled out until March with a hamstring injury. He is joined on the sideline by Michael McGovern. The goalkeeper is ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. Midfielder Marco Stiepermann could return to the team for the match after suffering a head injury.
Farke is likely to be without influential midfielder Todd Cantwell. The in-demand midfielder will be a huge loss if he isn’t able to make the team for the top of the table clash. Cantwell has three goals and three assists in 21 Championship games in 2020-21.
Frank has three players on the Brentford injury list ahead of the trip to Carrow Road on Wednesday night. Full-back Rico Henry could miss the game and be out until mid-March due to a hamstring injury. Shandon Baptiste is also a doubt for the game. The midfielder has a knee injury. He is nearing a return to the squad this month. Defender Pontus Jansson could be available for the game following an ankle injury.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney is in great form and is coming off of scoring his 25th goal of the league season against Stoke City. Toney now has 25 goals in 32 Championship matches.
Norwich City vs Brentford Prediction
Both teams to score: YES @ 8/11 - BET NOW
Norwich City and Brentford finished 1-1 when they met in London earlier in the season. The clubs’ last two games in the Championship both finished with both sides finding the back of the net. Three of the Bees’ last six games in the Championship saw both teams score. Two of Norwich City’s last five matches ended with both teams tallying goals.
Over 1.5 goals scored @31/100 - BET NOW
The last two matches in the Championship between Norwich City and Brentford ended with over 1.5 goals. Both fixtures ended in 1-1 draws and this week’s fixture could be a low-scoring game. Norwich City and Brentford are the cream of the crop in the Championship. A win for Norwich City could all but seal promotion back to the Premier League. Although Brentford still have a lot to do to hold off Watford, a victory would help them greatly in achieving their aim of top-flight football.
Ivan Toney to score anytime @ 9/5 - BET NOW
Toney is playing brilliant football and is already being linked with a transfer to West Ham in the summer. Toney has scored 25 times in 32 league fixtures this season. He is coming off of a one-goal performance against Stoke City at the weekend and could get on the scoresheet once more for the Bees. Toney bagged a goal against Norwich City when the teams met earlier this season.
Norwich City and Brentford have drawn their last two games in the Championship with the scores finishing 1-1. Wednesday night’s game could finish in another 1-1 stalemate. The clubs are evenly matched and a draw wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibilities.
A draw would benefit Norwich City more than Brentford. The Bees are just three points ahead of third-place Watford. The top eight of the Championship is very competitive and both Norwich City and Brentford need points to remain in the top two.
Norwich vs Brentford Tips
Here are our Norwich vs Brentford tips for Wednesday's Championship match.
1. Both teams to score: YES @ 8/11
2. Over 1.5 goals scored @31/100
3. Ivan Toney to score anytime @ 9/5
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