Norwich City vs Bristol City:
England – League Championship.
Date: Tuesday, 16 August, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: Carrow Road ( Norwich, Norfolk).
A lackluster Norwich City were held to a goal-less draw by Sheffield Wednesday in Saturday’s encounter. The Canaries started their Championship campaign with an impressive 4-1 away win over Blackburn Rovers, but struggled to find any sort of rhythm against a determined Owls. Alex Neil will be keen to see him team respond with a win on Tuesday night. But they are facing a side who had dominated them in recent times and are coming on the back of some good form.
While Bristol City have bagged consecutive wins and made a confident start to their league season. A 2-1 home win against Wigan on the opening day was followed up another win of the same score-line on Saturday at Burton Albion. A 1-0 away win against League Two outfit Wycombe Wanderers is sandwiched between them, making it three out of three wins. The head-coach Lee Johnson can’t complaint how the season has went so far. They finished 18th in the 2015/16 Championship standings and Johnson will be keen to carry the momentum of the rest of the season.
Norwich City vs Bristol City: Head-to-Head Statistics
These two team have met on 16 previous occasions in league fixtures since 1976. The head-to-head is pretty even as Norwich won 8 against Bristol’s 7 and only one match ended in a draw.
Norwich City have won in 6 of the 8 league matches at home against Bristol, while they lost in 2. And both of these Bristol wins came in their last two visits to the Carrow Road, with the latest coming on February 2009 with the full-time score ending at 2-1.
Bristol City have won 5 and lost 1 out of the the last six encounters between these two sides regardless of the venue.
Norwich City vs Bristol City: Prediction
This could be a cracking match with the kind of form Bristol City are in at the moment and Norwich coming with a desperate push to grab all three points. Also Bristol’s domination over Norwich City in the last six matches during the latter’s last stint in the Championship has to be taken into consideration. And with only one of the 16 matches between these sides has ending in a draw, there is considerable risk in picking an outright winner.
However, five of the last six games between these two sides have witnessed over 2.5 goals with both sides scoring. These two bets are priced at good odds and could be confidently backed for Tuesday’s encounter.
Norwich City vs Bristol City: Betting Tips
- Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.03.
- Both Teams to Score @ 1.80.