The Championship game at Bloomfield Road this coming Saturday sees visitors Norwich facing home side Blackpool. Norwich won 4-0 and 3-1 in the two most recent meetings with Blackpool, and go into their upcoming match with a psychological advantage.
One spot behind the leader of the table, Norwich have claimed 20 points after ten rounds, while Blackpool have amassed 11 points and are now ranked as number 19 in the Championship standings.
Blackpool are chasing revenge after succumbing to a disappointing defeat in the latest encounter against Norwich. However, judging by prices from the bookmakers, they could be in for more disappointment.
Blackpool have a hard time getting on the scoreboard these days, as they managed a poorly ten goals in their previous ten matches. That is an average of one goals per game, in which they conceded 15 goals, or 1.5 goals per game. Furthermore, they fought their way to three clean sheets in this run.
Norwich scored an average of 1.6 goals a game in the past ten matches. They scored 16 goals, let in nine for an average of 0.9 a game, and managed three clean sheets.
Blackpool vs Norwich Prediction
Blackpool managed one win in the last three matches, which was a 0-1 victory against Huddersfield. They went on to lose 3-0 against Rotherham, before getting dumped in a 2-1 defeat against Millwall. In their last six Championship home matches, Blackpool have two wins, while they've drawn one and lost three. They scored ten and conceded eight goals.
Blackpool will probably do well to just fend off relegated this coming season and knowing how much every point counts, they should be ready from the outset.
Norwich look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last three matches saw them gaining seven points. They ran out 3-0 and 3-2 winners against Coventry and Bristol City, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against West Bromwich, who claimed a point in a 1-1 draw. In their last six Championship away matches, Norwich have three wins, they've drawn one and lost one two. They scored nine while also conceding seven times. They also experienced one draw and two defeats.
Going into the season as a title candidate, Norwich are currently on track to fulfill the expectations.
It seems both Norwich and Blackpool have some issues concerning their defence, as they seem to find themselves on the receiving end a bit too often lately. We believe the trend continues this coming Saturday, and we are rooting for goals.
Blackpool won two matches, scored eight goals and conceded ten in their last six games against teams from the top half of the Championship table. This earned them eight points. Norwich performed better against teams from the bottom six than any other side this season in the Championship. In their previous four matches against these relegation-threatened teams, they won two, scored seven and conceded four goals for a total of seven points.
Blackpool vs Norwich Stats
- Blackpool have not won 9 of the last 11 home matches
- Blackpool have conceded in 9 of the last 10 home matches
- Blackpool have not won 8 of the last 10 matches
- Blackpool have lost 6 of the last 8 home matches
- Blackpool have conceded in 8 of the last 10 matches
- Norwich have scored in the last 11 matches in a row
- Norwich have not lost 9 of the last 11 matches
- Norwich have won 6 of the last 8 matches
- Norwich have conceded in 6 of the last 7 away matches
- In 3 of the last 4 matches Norwich played, both teams scored
Blackpool vs Norwich Team News
Blackpool might be looking at four missing players for their upcoming assignment against Norwich.
Kevin Stewart, Lewis Fiorini, Keshi Anderson and Jake Beesley are all absent from the Blackpool squad that faces Norwich at Bloomfield Road.
Norwich have six players on the injured and absent list ahead of the match this coming Saturday against Blackpool. For instance, Norwich won't be able to field Grant Hanley as he serves out a ban following too many cards.
Names like Liam Gibbs, Sam McCallum, Jacob Lungi Soerensen, Isaac Hayden and Dimitrios Giannoulis most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Blackpool.
Blackpool vs Norwich H2H
Norwich celebrated a 4-0 win as well as a 3-1 victory in the last two matches played against Blackpool. Blackpool have a 33% win rate in the against Norwich, who won three of these matches. The total record reads 2-1-3, which is worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Blackpool vs Norwich Results
In the past six matches between home side Blackpool and Norwich both teams found the back of the net four times. Best priced odds on both teams to score with the bookies are at 1.72.
Blackpool vs Norwich Betting Tips
There are a few players in each team who currently draws attention to their name in the goal-scoring department. For the visitors, Joshua Sargent has been hitting the net regularly and now has five goals in his last six games. Should he find himself in the starting line-up this coming Saturday, it is because Norwich bank on him to build on these numbers against Blackpool. The latter relies on Theodor Corbeanu, who found the target three times in six games.
Blackpool claimed a modest two wins from their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. They split the points with the visiting team in one of the games, whilst losing seven. Norwich won five of their last 10 games away, drew one and lost four of the games in this run. Of their previous 10 matches at Bloomfield Road, four had over 2.5 goals for Blackpool. In five of the previous 10 league games away for Norwich the match had over 2.5 goals.
In the past six encounters between Blackpool and Norwich over 2.5 goals came out four times, with Blackpool scoring an average of 1.17 goals per game. Norwich averaged 2.01 goals, while both teams scored four times. Blackpool witnessed over 2.5 goals in five of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 1.2 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 2.6 times in those matches.