Norwich City vs Barnsley
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 2 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Carrow Road.
The Canaries are the toppers of the table at the moment, and they have a lead of five points over the second-placed Swansea.
They also were relegated from the Premier League just at the end of the last season, and were the champions of the this competition the season before.
They are hell-bent on returning to the top flight at any cost, and so far have done justice to their objective.
However, it needs to be taken into account that that the second-placed Swansea (who are trailing by five points), have a game in hand, and are in incredible form.
Almost same is the case of the third-placed Bournemouth, who have two fixtures in hand.
In short, Daniel Farke’s men are under pressure to deliver this weekend.
Meanwhile, the Tykes have won five of their previous seven league games, and the two losses during this stretch had come against Swansea and Bournemouth – currently in the top-three of the table.
As such, it’s clear that chances are high that both these in-form teams will produce a goal-fest this Saturday at the Carrow Road.
Norwich vs Barnsley: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Canaries had recorded ten of the former eleven overall wins.
- They have lost just once in the past two decades.
- Barring a single draw, the hosts have a 100% winning record at this stadium since 2001.
- The hosts also have a 100% unbeaten record at this venue in the past three decades.
Norwich vs Barnsley: Prediction
Farke’s men were held to a 1-1 draw the last match-day at home by QPR. In the meantime, Valerien Ismael’s men posted a 1-2 win on the road the past game week, against Rotherham.
Going on, the Canaries have lost just twice in their last 17 overall games, and just once at home all through this season. They also have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival in the last thirty years, and an even more imposing record at this venue in the period.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in eight of their preceding twelve road trips, and have a single clean sheet in the past twelve such attempts.
As such, expect Norwich to post the three points this weekend.
However, note that the Tykes are in incredible form in the recent weeks in overall match-ups. They have won 11 of their past 15 fixtures, while Farke’s men have a single clean sheet from their preceding ten games.
For the reasons, expect goals to come from both teams this Saturday at the Carrow Road.
Norwich vs Barnsley: Betting Tips
To Win: Norwich @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).