Norwich v Brighton Betting Preview – Championship 21st April 7.45pm
Brighton secured a place in the Premier League next season thanks to a midweek win over Wigan and the slumping form of Newcastle. There is still one more job for them to finish off though and that is going up as Champions. They will accomplish that if they go out and win the game against Norwich on Friday. As for Norwich, they can finish no higher than 8th, the position they are in going into this game.
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Norwich v Brighton Betting Tips
Well if recent history between these two at Carrow Road is anything to go by this will be an exciting match up. There have been plenty of goals scored and the Canaries have scored at least three goals in each of their last four home games against the Seagulls. Over 2.5 goals at Coral looks some good value at a price of 4/6, because of that. Norwich haven’t done enough to get themselves into the play offs this season, but they have been a great team at home. The Canaries have posted a W13 D4 L4 record at home in the Championship this season, but they did slip up last weekend on home soil against Fulham. That defeat against the Cottagers snapped a nine-match unbeaten streak of form that they were on including a huge 7-1 win over play-off candidates Reading on April 8th. Both teams to score in this fixture is a price of 8/15 with Coral. 67% of Norwich’s home games this term have gone over the goal line.
This could be a big night for Brighton as they will be crowned Championship Champions if they are able to put the win on the board, finally settling their season-long duel with Newcastle. They have turned on the power when they needed to most as they have won their last five on the bounce in the Championship. Overall this season the Seagulls have gone W11 D5 L5 on the road this season and are on a two-match winning streak away from home with just the one defeat in their last seven away from home (W5 D1 L1). So Brighton are in big form at the moment and they have netted at least two goals in each of their last four games played now and they have the scoring power. Glenn Murray is at 3/2 in the Coral anytime goalscorer market for them, with Anthony Knockaert at 7/4, but the market is lead by Norwich’s Cameron Jerome at 11/8. Brighton are winless in their last four visits to Carrow Road but they did take a 5-0 home win over Norwich earlier in the season. Seven of the last eight meetings between these two have seen at least three goals.
Norwich v Brighton Betting Odds
Norwich 13/10, Draw 12/5, Brighton 2/1
Norwich v Brighton Predictions
Norwich Home Win: It may just be worth running with the Canaries on this one who are a good home side and they have scored freely against the Seagulls in recent meetings. This should go over 2.5 goals and the home side can pull off the three points, despite Brighton’s strong form.