Norwich City vs Reading FC: Preview and Predictions

Norwich City vs Reading-Predictions-English Championship-17th March 2018

Norwich City vs Reading FC
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 17th March 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Carrow Road (Norwich).

Norwich looked like they have improved a bit at some point. Still the team struggles as they simply fail to edge their game. The Canaries are playing decently well but they always lack something to close and win their games. The draws they have are becoming just too many and they are losing a lot of points that way.

Norwich suffered another draw last game. They visited Oakwell taking on local Barnsley. The hosts took the lead near the end of the first half. Norwich went out determined in the second and tried to push their opponents. Murphy managed to get the equalizer in the 71st minute. The Canaries tried to get the victory but eventually settled for the draw.

Reading are still looking clueless in their search for points. One game they fail to score, the next they do score but fail at the back. It looks like that Jaap Stam’s constant formation and squad changes are hindering the teams’ spirit and confidence.

The Royals faced out of form leaders Wolverhampton last round. Their fans were hopeful but Wolves were just merciless. Two goals from Doherty and one from Benik Afobe provided enough for Wolves to take a comfortable victory.

Norwich City vs Reading FC: Head-to-head

  • Norwich are winless in 7 games – 6 draws and 1 defeat
  • Norwich have 3 consecutive draws at home
  • Reading are winless in 8 games – 4 draws, 4 losses
  • Norwich won their previous encounter with Reading 1-2
  • Norwich have won 3 of the last 4 home games against Reading – the last one being 7-1
  • Last 4 games between the sides at Carrow

Norwich City vs Reading FC: Predictions

Norwich and Reading are both struggling currently. Norwich are a bit brighter but they lack cutting edge to finish their opponents. Both sides are having troubles up front especially Norwich. Reading sometimes score a lot but not that often. The game shouldn’t have many goals and the draw looks very likely.

Norwich City vs Reading FC: Bet Tips

  • Draw at half time at 2.08
  • Under 2.5 goals at 1.71.