Norwich City vs Derby County
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 3 October 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Carrow Road.
The Rams might be the worst team in the competition at the moment. They had been struggling even into the final phase of the last season, and they have now made a disastrous start to their current campaign.
They have lost all three of their fixtures so far in the competition, and have conceded the most number of goals so far. In return, keep note that they could slot in a total of just one goal.
Their spot in the table would have been even worse if not for Sheffield Wednesday, who were subjected to a deduction of 12 points by the Federation.
Meanwhile, the Canaries were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2019-20 season. However, do take note that they were the champions of this league in the 2018-19 campaign, and despite their shortcomings in the top flight, they still are a team to be feared in the Championship.
For sure they are targeting a return to the EPL, and will actively take advantage of the worst-performing teams in the league to post easy points on the board.
As such, expect Norwich to record a dominating win this Saturday over Derby.
Norwich vs Derby: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 11 of the previous 13 overall games had goals from both teams.
- The latest encounter had ended in a 3-4 win on the road for Philip Cocu’s men.
- The hosts had registered eight of the preceding twelve wins at this stadium.
- In fact, the visitors have recorded a total of just four wins at this ground since 1989.
- Not once have the guests kept a clean sheet at this venue.
Norwich vs Derby: Prediction
Daniel Farke’s men lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Bournemouth. In the meantime, the Rams lost 0-4 at home against Blackburn.
As things stand, the Canaries have the edge. The reason being, they are back from the PL where they regularly locked horns with some of the best teams in the world. They did get relegated, but they were already the champions of this league before gaining all that experience.
Now, they would be even better. On top of that, Cocu’s men have been struggling for quite some time. To quote some stats, they had lost ten of their preceding twelve overall games, and they had also lost four of their former five road trips.
They are easily one of the worst teams in the Championship at present, and have also conceded the most number of goals so far.
Finally, they also have been thoroughly dominated at this stadium in h2h clashes over the past three decades.
Likely, expect a Norwich win this Saturday, and that too in style.
Norwich vs Derby: Betting Tips
Norwich to Win @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Norwich @ 1.60 (3/5).