Norwich City vs Birmingham City Match Preview and Prediction
This is a Championship match on Tuesday evening (UK time). Norwich City will play Birmingham City at Carrow Road with a 7:45pm start.
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These sections will outline where the value is for us to get stuck in to. Frog works through the key numbers below.
Betting Odds for Norwich City vs Birmingham City
Starting with the 1X2, Betway are offering 1.83 about Norwich City, Unibet offer 3.75 for the draw, William Hill are offering 4.75 about Birmingham City. These are top prices in the market.
Focussing on the Total Goals lines, the top price for Over 2.5 goals is 2.0 via Bet365 whereas the standout price for Under 2.5 goals is 1.83 with the market-makers at Bet Victor.
And here are the current best odds for the BTTS offerings. "Yes" can be backed at 1.87 with 888sport. "No" is available at 2.0 with Bet Victor.
Head To Head
In the latest head-to-head, Norwich City played Birmingham City in 2019; it was a Championship match. The winners were Norwich City with a final score of 3-1.
In the recent decade, these teams have gone head-to-head 8 times. Norwich City have won in 4 of these. Birmingham City have won 1 match. The remaining 3 matches resulted in a draw.
In their matches to date, there has been an average of 2.5 goals. Norwich City have scored an average of 1.5; Birmingham City score an average of 1.0 per match.
Looking at the match-up in terms of combined Home and Away performance, whichever side has been at home has won 50% of these matches and the visitors have won 12% of the time.
In 12th place in Championship with 7 points we have the home team.
In their recent form over the last year, they have played 32 matches. They have 8 wins; 9 draws; and 15 losses. This gives Norwich City a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 25%-28%-46%.
Over this 12-month period, they average 0.94 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.34.
A look at their home record in this time. They have a win rate of 16% (2 wins) from their last 12 home fixtures. 33% (4) of these games at home have been a draw, with the remaining 50% (6) ending in a loss.
While playing at home over this recent year, their average number of goals scored is 1.0. They have conceded 1.5 on average.
Their recent performance, in league or cup football, shows that they have scored a total of 9 goals in their last ten matches; they have won 3 of these matches. There have been 4 occasions when both Norwich City and their opponents have scored; the total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 3 out of the last ten.
Birmingham City have 6 points in the Championship, putting them in 15th place.
There have been 39 matches played by this side over the recent 12 months. They have 10 wins; 15 draws; and 14 losses. Therefore, Birmingham City have won 25%, drawn 38%, and lost 35% of their recent matches.
In these matches, they have averaged 1.18 goals for, and 1.36 goals against.
A look at their away record in this time. They have a win rate of 22% (4 wins) in their 18 away fixtures. 50% (9) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 27% (5) being a loss when they are the away team.
On average they have scored 1.0 times when away from home in this same period while they have conceded 1.17.
In their last ten matches, across all competitions, they have averaged 0.7 goals per match - 2 of these matches have been wins for them. Of those ten matches, 3 of them have seen both sides score and the total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 2 from the last ten.
Frog's betting tip for Norwich City vs Birmingham City
Unable to be confident about the match result, Frog sees this as a match-up in which each side should create some decent scoring opportunities; "Yes" is the best bet for this fixture. Back the "Yes" at odds of 1.87 with the 888sport BTTS market if you like this selection. According to Frog's research, this is a positive value pick.