Norwich vs Sunderland
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Sunday, 13th August 2017
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Carrow Road (Norwich).
After drawing the first match of the season in similar fashion, Norwich City and Sunderland look for a win when they lock horns on Sunday afternoon.
Norwich City were away at fellow promotion contenders Fulham on the opening day. And the Canaries were lucky to have come back with a point from that encounter. Fulham created a lot of chances and should have put the game to death before Norwich got out off jail with a late equalizer from Nelson Oliviera, who put the scores at 1-1 with just 2 minutes left on the clock.
On the other hand, Sunderland went behind early in their season opener against Derby. But the new signing Lewis Grabban equalized from penalty spot close to first half. Derby controlled the game in the second half, but both teams had their chances to win it. However, Sunderland’s new managed will be content with the start as the team remains without a win in the month of August for 7 years.
Norwich vs Sunderland: Head-to-head
The last pair of meetings between the two sides came in the 2015/16 English Premier League campaign. Sunderland demolished Norwich 3-0 in their last meeting, which was at the Carrow Road. This happened to be Norwich’s first home defeat to Sunderland since 2009. The Canaries have won each of their previous 3 home games against the Black Cats.
Across all venues, Norwich lead the h2h with 3 wins from the last six encounters. The remaining 3 is distributed among a Sunderland win and 2 draws.
Norwich vs Sunderland: Prediction
We have seen good positive intent from both teams on the opening day. It is clear that the two new managers on the dugout favours attacking game-play and either teams have the players to do the job. Therefore, both teams to score is a decent pick for this pick.
However, Sunderland’s poor returns in the month of August coupled with Norwich’s strong form at Carrow Road, make the home side favourites for this fixture.
Norwich vs Sunderland: Bet Tips
FT – Norwich to win for 1.85 odds @ Bet365.
BTTS and Over 2.5 Goals for 2.25 odds @ Bet365.