Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Norwich City
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton).
Norwich City made it four games on the bounce without a defeat in Championship, but such streak will be heavily tested on Wednesday evening when the Canaries travel to West Midlands to take on the runaway leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Wolves are cruising towards the promotion being 11 points clear at the top of the standings with 16 games left to play.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have, however, terminated their three-win run on Saturday afternoon when they only drew 1-1 away at Preston North End. Such slip up shouldn’t worry the Portuguese manager too much, though, given the enormous gap his men have at the top of the table.
At home, Wolves have won 10, drawn 1 and lost 1 of last 12 matches in the Championship which is why we just have to see them as massive favourites here, regardless of Norwich’s fine spell of form. Espirito Santo has a deadly lineup of attackers led by Leo Bonatini and Diogo Jota who have notched 12 goals each so far in the season.
Holding this dup down will be quite a significant challenge for the Canaries who have generally improved their defensive displays a lot of late. Daniel Farke’s men have actually allowed only a single goal on last five travels in the Championship and a stern defense is what has moved them away from the relegation zone.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Norwich City: Head-to-head
The head to head stats entirely fancy the hosts here since the Wolves have won 23 and lost 13 of 49 H2H encounters with Norwich City.
The Canaries were on a run of three consecutive wins against the Wanderers who have ended it in this term’s clash when they dispatched their rivals with ease 0-2 at Carrow Road.
Norwich City have only managed to leave Molineux Stadium victors twice in 26 visits.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Norwich City: Prediction
Norwich City will try and park the bus here looking to build on impressive defensive performances from the last couple of months.
Nonetheless, we can thus hardly see them doing much at the other end which gives a decent value to the Wolves’ clean sheet pick, set at the odds of 1.90.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Norwich City: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66
Wolverhampton Wanderers to keep a clean sheet @ 1.90