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Norwich City vs Bristol City Odds & Preview – EFL Championship Round 25

John Dillon

by John Dillon in Soccer

Jan 19, 2021 · 6:58 AM PST

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Norwich City's head coach Daniel Farke gives instructions to his players during the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Burnley at Carrow Road Stadium in Norwich, England, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Lindsey Parnaby/Pool via AP)
  • League leaders Norwich host inconsistent hopefuls Bristol City at 1:00 pm ET on Wednesday
  • The canaries have an impressive home record at this level while visitors have struggled on road recently
  • See all odds and best bets for Norwich City vs Bristol City in the EFL Championship Round 25

Norwich City are leaders of England’s  EFL Championship and aim to extend an impressive recent run at home against Bristol City on Wednesday in Norwich vs Bristol this Wednesday.

Four points clear at the top of the table from Swansea City, Norwich have won seven of their last nine league games with only one defeat.

Bristol City’s attempt to qualify for the playoffs has faltered recently and they are in ninth place.

They have lost four of the last seven league games, although they have won three.

Norwich City vs Bristol City Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total
Norwich City vs Bristol City NOR -1 (+102) | BRI +1 (-127) NOR -177 | BRI +510 | DRAW +270 Ov 2.5 (-121) | Un 2.5 (-103)

Odds taken from DraftKings on January 19

Norwich are heavy favorites for a home win at 1:00 pm ET on Wednesday at -177.

Their analysts price Bristol City at +510 with the draw at +280.

In front of goal, Norwich are not particularly prolific. They have not scored more than two in any fixture since a 3-2 win at Stoke City on November 24 – 13 games ago.

 

However, they are likely to win this midweek collision so there is a need to look for more value than the price available for a straight victory.

The spread offer of +102 for Norwich  – nicknamed The Canaries – to win by at least two or more looks to be the most promising (Asian Handicap -1).

Beaten in Last Three Games On Road

On the road, Bristol City have lost their last three away league matches. They have scored just once in 310 minutes away from their own HQ.

But their overall traveling record is satisfactory with five wins, five defeats and one draw.

Relegated from the Premier League last season, Daniel Farke’s Norwich side have been on top of the table for 13 rounds of fixtures; since an impressive 1-0 win at Middlesbrough on November 21.

They were 2-1 winners away at Cardiff City last weekend.

Norwich vs Bristol Statistics

Norwich City
VS
Bristol City

15 Wins 11
4 Losses 9
5 Draws 3
33 Goals 25
21 Goals Against 24
35 Yellow Cards 19
2 Red Cards 1
7 Clean Sheets 7

It is now nine matches since Norwich suffered a league defeat against Bristol City with that record is made up of six wins and three draws.

In fact, Bristol City have not beaten Norwich since 2008.

There was a 3-1 away win for Norwich when these sides last met in October last year.

In 2018-19 before Norwich were promoted to the EPL, they were 3-2 winners at home against Bristol City in February 2019 with the teams playing out a 2-2 draw at Ashton Gate the previous December.

After seven wins, four draws and only one defeat at their Carrow Road stadium, Norwich have the third-best home record in the division.

In total – and with 2019-20 spent in the EPL – they have lost only two of their last 29 games at home at Championship level.

The last home setback was when they were defeated 1-0 by Derby County on October 3.

Bristol City were as high as third place in late November but have since slipped down the standings.

They were also home 2-0 winners against fellow Championship team Coventry City in the FA Cup on January 9.

That means they have won nine times and drawn twice at home in all competitions since that defeat by Derby.

Early Season Table-Toppers

Early in the season, Bristol City led the table for two rounds of fixtures – having won four successive times at the opening of the campaign.

They were as high as third place in late November but have since slipped down the standings.

Most recently, they were 2-0 winners at home against Preston North End last weekend when they recorded their first clean sheet in six matches – but lost on their most recent away trip when they went down 2-1 at Luton Town.

It followed a 1-0 reverse at Preston and a 2-0 defeat at Rotherham United in their prior away games.

For Norwich, Finnish striker Teemu Pukki’s 11 goals make him the Championship’s fourth leading scorer.

Their last goals away from home came in a 2-1 win at Queens Park Rangers on December 1.

In the FA Cup, they have progressed to the fourth round after a 2-1 home win against Portsmouth on January 9.

For Norwich, Finnish striker Teemu Pukki’s 11 goals make him the Championship’s fourth-leading scorer.

Recently, though, his best form has been seen on the road with five of his last six strikes coming away from home.

Nahki Wells is Bristol City’s leading marksman with five strikes – placing him joint 20th in the divisional standings.

Pick: Norwich City +102 (Asian Handicap -1)

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