Norwich City vs Nottingham Forest
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 11th February 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich.
This preview has expired: Get the latest fixture of Norwich City vs Nottingham Forest here.
Norwich City fought back to a earn a 2-2 away draw against relegation candidates Wigan Athletic last weekend. The Canaries have struggled in away games all throughout the season and must be happy with a point.
Coming back to home fixtures, Alex Neil’s team has won 71% of their league matches. They can also boast of an impressive goal scoring record, averaging 2.07 goals in the 14 matches played at the Carrow Road so far.
Norwich are 7th in the league table and will be hoping to make it into the play-off zone if Sheffield Wednesday drops points against Birmingham on Friday.
Nottingham Forest are an improved side since the sacking of Philippe Montanier as head-coach. The team under care-taker manager Gary Brazil has picked up three wins from their last four Championship games.
Forest are 15th in the league table with 36 points, 8 points above the relegation zone. They are one of the worst away sides in the league after picking 2 wins from the 15 matches so far.
The Reds showed incredible fighting spirit in the league match against Aston Villa last Saturday. They came back from a goal-behind to win the match 2-1. The decisive goal coming from the 17-year old teenage striker Ben Brereton.
Norwich City vs Nottingham Forest: Head-to-head stats
- In their last meeting, Norwich came from a goal-behind to see-off Forest by a 2-1 margin.
- Norwich have won in 3 of the last 4 meetings between them, while the Reds have 1 win.
- The last 7 meetings between the two have seen both teams scoring. And 6 of them registered over 2.5 goals.
- At the Carrow Road, Norwich have won in the last two meetings against Forest.
- Nottingham Forest have won just once in their last 9 away trips to Norwich. They lost in 5 and drew thrice.
Norwich City vs Nottingham Forest: Prediction
Both teams are coming on the back of some good form and this is why we must expect a highly competitive battle on Saturday evening. But, Norwich are expected to win this as they have an excellent record at home. Nottingham’s away form is extremely poor after losing in 5 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
Norwich City vs Nottingham Forest: Bet Tips
Norwich to win at 1.75 (3/4)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.80 (4/5).