This Friday sees Swansea City travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich City in the EFL live game on Sky Sports.
Swansea defeated Bolton last time out in the Championship by a 2-0 scoreline tipped up by this column.
Swansea struggled to break down a Bolton side eventually reduced to nine men but eventually took the three points and are currently 14th in the Championship.
Norwich picked up their fifth win in six games with their 3-1 victory at Millwall last weekend, with Teemu Pukki scoring his 24th goal of the season, helping the Canaries remain at the top of the Championship table.
Whatever the outcome, the Swans will be sure to want revenge for the 4-1 hammering at the hands of the Canaries at the Liberty earlier this season.
Norwich City v Swansea City Head to Head Stats
The overall head to head record between the two sides at Carrow Road is as follows:
Games played: 27
Swans wins: 4
Norwich wins: 17
Swans Goals: 23
Norwich Goals: 50
Take a look at all of the historical results between the two clubs since their first meeting way back on New Years Day in 1921, when the sides played out a 1-1 draw in Division 3 South, on our Norwich City v Swansea City Head to Head Statistics page.
Norwich City v Swansea City Match Referee
Merseyside official Robert Jones will be the referee for the televised Norwich v Swans Championship clash this Friday evening.
This will be only the second time that Jones has ever been the referee for a Swansea City game, both of which have been away games.
Jones already been the referee for one other Canaries game this season, the 1-1 draw against East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town at Portman Road back in September.
During his 22 Championship games to date this season, he has averaged over 3 yellow cards per game, but has only handed out 1 red card and awarded 3 penalties – all of which have been to the away team!
Norwich City v Swansea City Match Predictions
Norwich are the great entertainers of the division so far this season, perched on top of the league and regarded by many as the best team in the league at the moment.
They are the top scorers in the division with 71 goals, but they have also conceded 45 goals (three more than the Swans), which shows they are vulnerable defensively.
A final point to make is that there has been four goals or more in seven games out of Norwich’s last eight fixtures.
Swansea enjoyed an opening day win at Sheffield United but since then haven’t enjoyed the best of form against teams currently above them in the league – drawing three and losing six.
The Swans do seem to have solved some of their early season goalscoring issues though as they have netted in 12 of their last 13 games.
Unfortunately, for Swans fans I do think Norwich are likely to win the game but given the goalscoring stats above, I do feel the Swans can at last get a goal in the game.
The stats make ominous reading as Norwich are unbeaten in five home league matches against the Swans, since losing 3-2 in November 2008, after Jason Scotland, Darren Pratley and Ferrie Bodde has scored for Roberto Martinez’s side.
Therefore, my first selection is Norwich to win the game and both teams to score which is available at 9/4 (3.25) with BetFair.
For those wanting more of a positive bet on the Swans, then I would suggest firstly backing the last goal to be scored in the game after the 76th minute which is available at 10/11 (1.91) with the Swans Official sponsors BetUK.
Norwich have scored 24 goals in the Championship this season after the 76th minute, but Swansea themselves have netted 15 goals in this period and I think the odds on offer are good value for this.
Oli McBurnie continued his good form in the Championship last week and would be the advice for any Swans supporter looking to do a goalscorer bet.
Given I think there will be a few goals and the fact that Swansea haven’t started away games well recently, then I would lean towards the anytime goalscorer option with Oli and this is available at 11/5 (3.20) with BlackType.
More optimistic punters who prefer a first goalscorer bet, will be interested to know that Oli is 7/1 (8.00) to open the scoring with BlackType.
This week’s ACCA selections are West Ham, Leicester, Barnsley, Sunderland and Mansfield. The five fold pays 22.47/1 (23.47) with BetVictor.
Norwich City v Swansea City Betting Tips
If you’re planning on having a little flutter on the Swans this weekend, here are my recommended betting tips.
- Anytime Goalscorer – Oli McBurnie at 11/5 (3.20) with BlackType
- Norwich to win and both teams to score at 9/4 (3.25) with BetFair
- Goal scored between 76th minute and full time at 10/11 (1.91) with BetUK
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