Norwich City v Sheffield United Betting Tip Norwich – 26 January 2019

Norwich can get crucial win against promotion rivals

Championship Tips

EnglandNorwich City v Sheffield UnitedEngland
Saturday 26th January 1500hrs 
Football – England – Championship
Pick: Norwich City
Bookmaker: Marathon Bet
Odds: 28/25 (odds taken 18.15 GMT, Thursday 24th January)

We’re exactly two thirds through the Championship season and the last instalment is sure to be a stormer with so many teams vying for promotion. Two of them meet at Carrow Road on Saturday as Norwich face Sheffield United, read on for a match preview and selected best betting tip.

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Norwich City Preview

Norwich got back to winning ways last weekend when a fine first half performance at home to Birmingham secured them a 3-1 win. It was the Canaries first win in their last five games and ensured they remain in the top two with the visit of a promotion rival on Saturday. It turned into a decent week with leaders Leeds losing (as well as Sheffield United) meaning they are now just a point off top spot and are also outright second. Whilst wins have been hard to come by of late, Norwich’s resilience and determination has meant they’re also hard to beat and the loss to Derby at the end of December remains their only loss in the league in their last 16 matches which is currently – unsurprisingly – the longest unbeaten record in the Championship. With a crunch match against Leeds to come following Saturday’s game, it is shaping up to be a very important couple of weeks for Norwich and should they remain unbeaten after those then their supporters may just start dreaming of a return to the Premier League that bit more.

 

Key-Facts – Norwich City v Sheffield United

  • Sheffield United won the first meeting of the season between these clubs 2-1 back in August
  • Norwich have lost only once in their last 16 league games
  • No team has won more home games in the Championship this season than Norwich City

 

Sheffield United Preview

There’s no getting away from the disappointment of Sheffield United’s defeat to Swansea last week but it’s still a very positive position Chris Wilder’s men find themselves in. The loss was the Blades’ first defeat in six league games and brought to an end a winning run of four where they never conceded a goal. The disappointment comes from being unable to make ground on Leeds who also dropped points but they can make up for it with their trip to Carrow Road. Having finished in 10th spot last season there is an obvious improvement already although they were only six points outside the top six at the end of that campaign and had been on the fringes of the playoffs for much of it. At present they look a good bet to finish in the top six this time around courtesy of a 6-point cushion over seventh placed Bristol City but Wilder and his players will have their sights set on the automatic promotion places and that will only strengthen if they can get a vital three points on Saturday.

Norwich City v Sheffield United Betting Advice

With so many big-spending clubs competing at this level nowadays, Norwich and Sheffield United were probably a couple of teams who slipped below the radar when potential automatic promotion candidates were being discussed back in August. As it stands, they sit second and fourth respectively and are very much capable of finishing in the top two on the evidence we’ve seen so far. Norwich have home advantage in this weekend’s game, and they will be hoping that it gives them the edge as it did for Sheffield United back in August when the Blades won 2-1 at Bramall Lane. That proved to be an extremely tight encounter with little between the two clubs and now, six months on and only three points between them after 28 matches, we are likely to be in for another close contest.

Norwich know they are going to be in a battle on Saturday against a team who have won the joint-most away games in the Championship thus far. The hosts, however, have won six of their last eight home games and are on confident mood following the win over Birmingham last week – no team has won more home games in the league. With a visit to Elland Road to come following this match, you sense that Farke will have his team primed for his and be going all out to get the three points. It should also be noted that four of the Blades’ five away defeats have came against teams in the top nine.


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