Norwich City vs Barnsley
English Football League Championship
Date: 18th March 2017, Saturday
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Carrow Road.
Which of the two teams will end their dismal streak? Both sides have been win-less in last five matches which leaves them in the mid-table positions miles away from the promotional playoffs.
Norwich City are probably, together with Aston Villa, one of the biggest disappointments of the season in the second tier of English football.
It was only a matter of time when Alex Neil would be sacked. It happened after fifth straight match without a victory and a 1-1 draw at the relegation-threatened Bristol City.
Alan Irvine has thus been appointed as an interim manager, but he is not off to the best possible start either since the Canaries drew 2-2 with Blackburn Rovers at Carrow Road last weekend.
Barnsley are also far away from the top-part-of-the-table teams, but Paul Heckingbottom can rather be a happy man to know that the Tykes are also miles away from the relegation scrap.
The team has obvious issues with the efficiency after they lost their star man from the first part of the season. Sam Winnall left the team in January transfer window signing for Sheffield Wednesday.
Norwich City vs Barnsley: Head to head
The Canaries have been much more successful side in head to head clashes winning 11 out of 21 games with Barnsley.
However, the Tykes came out victorious from the first match between the two sides in this term of Championship.
Tom Bradshaw and Conor Hourihane were on target for Paul Heckingbottom’s side, while Nelson Oliveira only found the consolation goal for Norwich City at Oakwell Stadium.
Norwich City vs Barnsley: Prediction
Both teams will be extremely motivated to end their poor streaks, but we0ll stick with the hosts because they have an impressive record at Carrow Road so far in the season.
The Canaries rarely lose on the home pitch and knowing that they face the struggling Barnsley side, we have to take them to pick up the victory at the 8/13 odds.
Norwich City vs Barnsley: Bet Tips
The top betting prediction will be Norwich City to win at the odds of 8/13.
The braver punters can try with Norwich City to win & BTTS at 2/1 since the hosts conceded at least a goal in each of their last four home fixtures.