Middlesbrough vs Norwich City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 21 November 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium.
The Canaries are a team that was recently relegated from the top flight, and sure enough they are determined to go after a quick promotion.
They have the experience of battling it out with some of the best teams in the world the last year, and that kind of exposure has brought some phenomenal changes for the squad.
As of now, they are placed third in the table, and are just lagging by one point below the toppers. Considering the struggles of Reading, Daniel Farke’s men have the opportunity to climb upwards the table with a win at the Riverside Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Boro have been impressing with long stretches of unbeaten matches. However, several of their games have ended in draws, and on top of all that, they have a terrible h2h record against this opponent over the years.
As such, expect the in-form Norwich to post the win this Saturday.
Middlesbrough vs Norwich: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Canaries are on a five-game winning run.
- They have not conceded a single goal in all these five games.
- Since 2004, they have lost just twice against this opponent.
- The latest clash at this stadium had ended in a 0-1 win for the guests.
Middlesbrough vs Norwich: Prediction
Neil Warnock’s men were held to a goalless draw the last match-day, by Brentford. In the meantime, Farke’s men recorded a 1-0 win at home the past game week, against Swansea.
Going on, the Canaries are on a seven-fixture unbeaten run (five of which were wins), and they were unbeaten in eight of their preceding ten road trips as well.
They are also a recently relegated team from the best domestic competition in Europe, and they have had the opportunity to take on some of the absolute best teams in the world in 2019-20, which has certainly contributed to their playing style.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in eight of their former twelve overall fixtures, and they had failed to score in their past two games. And at home, they were winless in 14 of their preceding 19 appearances.
Going on, Farke’s men are also on a winning run of five clashes against this opponent, and they have not conceded a single goal against them in the last five years.
Taking these observations into account, expect a Norwich win this Saturday at the Riverside Stadium.
Middlesbrough vs Norwich: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Norwich or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Norwich +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9).