Brentford vs Norwich City
Date: Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Griffin Park (Brentford).
Norwich City dropped a two-goal cushion on Saturday when they fell 3-4 at home to Derby County in the most thrilling of 25th round clashes in Championship. The Canaries took just one point from last two league games and are now three behind leaders Leeds United and two above third-placed West Brom. Can they return to the winning ways in the first game of the year on Tuesday afternoon at Griffin Park?
Teemu Pukki bagged a brace at the weekend to move top of the competitions’ goalscorers charts together with Brentford’s Neal Maupay (15 goals apiece). However, Daniel Farke’s defensive line showed vulnerability once again allowing Derby a late comeback within last five minutes of the affair. The Canaries shipped as many as seven goals in last two league outings. It will certainly be the music to the ears of Neal Maupay who should have space to add to his 15-goal tally in front of his home crowd at Griffin Park.
Brentford vs Norwich City: Head-to-head
Norwich City were the dominant force in the history of head to head outings with the Bees.
They won 8, drew 1 and lost 3 of 12 encounters against Brentford.
The Canaries won five, drew one and lost one of past seven ties with Brentford.
The streak includes a 1-0 victory in this term of Championship at Carrow Road.
Brentford vs Norwich City: Prediction
The Bees played back-to-back low-scoring draws to Bristol City and Birmingham in last two rounds. They have been very tough to break down during the festive period. The team led by Thomas Frank allowed just one goal in last there league ties. Their defense will be on a serious test on Tuesday against the second strongest attacking line in the competition, though.
Brentford are unbeaten in last three league affairs, but we still have to see the visitors as favourites here. The Canaries lost just 1 of 12 away games in the league. They dominated the head to head match-up against the Bees historically and we’ll go with the away win as the main betting option at the odds of 2.90.
Brentford vs Norwich City: Bet Tips
Norwich to win @ 2.90 (19/10)
Norwich or Draw @ 1.55 (11/20).