Norwich v Ipswich Betting Preview | Sunday 18th February
In our Norwich v Ipswich betting preview we look at team news, potential lineups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Sunday’s Championship clash.
Norwich v Ipswich Betting Preview
Venue: Carrow Road
Channel: Sky Sports Football
The East Anglian derby is delicately poised once again with both sides having decent seasons although it could be said the home side here, Norwich City, are somewhat underachieving under new German manager Daniel Farke. Farke’s men will be looking for three points in this one and see off their arch rivals and they head into it with good form: having lost just once in their last eight league matches and the recent bragging rights in this feisty derby tie. They also look the favourites here due to Ipswich form, having won just twice in their last nine matches. However, this contrast in form was just as stark at the beginning of the season, when Ipswich started the brightest. Now, the two sides are only separated in goal difference in the Championship table so you’d have to suggest that Ipswich are in a much more positive position to actually pose a threat to The Canaries, having failed to do so in the last nine East Anglian derbies.
3 of the last 5 matches in this game have ended 1-1 highlighting a tight and well-fought encounter and I’d expect a similar game here. In fact, 6 of the last 7 games in this encounter have ended with less than three goals being scored with the half time result being a draw in all of the last five games. This justifies my best bet here of draw/Norwich HT/FT Result as Norwich are slightly in better form and pose more of an attacking threat with the lies of Maddison, Oliveira and Murphy. This bet is priced t 3/1 and to me looks extremely good value, although for a safer bet I would back BTTS, which has landed in four of the last five games in this tie. To further justify this selection, 6 of Norwich’s last 7 home games have seen both teams score, with Norwich especially scoring goals in the second half of games, which also looks safe at 8/15 although this doesn’t present much value.
Matt Jarvis still remains sidelined in his injury struck career. Tom Adayemi and Emyr Huws are out for The Tractor Boys.
Potential Norwich Starting XI: Gunn, Reed, Hanley, Zimmermann, Klose, Lewis, Tettey, Leitner, Murphy, Maddison, Oliveira
Potential Ipswich Starting XI: Bialkowski, Spence, Carter-Vickers, Chambers, Knudsen, Connolly, Skuse, Ward, Celina, Waghorn, Garner
Stats & Facts
- 6 of Norwich’s last 8 have seen under 2.5 goals, with 9 of Ipswich’s last 11 seeing under 2.5 (6 of last 7 away games).
- 6 of Norwich’s last 7 home games have seen BTTS.
- Norwich have scored in the second half in 4 of their last 5 home games.
Head To Head
- Ipswich haven’t won any of the last nine matches, dating back to 2009, and they have not won at Carrow Road since 2006.
- Under 2.5 goals in 6 of the last 7 games in this derby.
- BTTS in 4 of the last 5.
- Draw HT Result in all of the last 5.
- This fixture last season finished 1-1, meaning 3 of the last 5 in this tie have finished 1-1.
- Draw/Norwich HT/FT Result – 3/1
- Norwich to score in second half – 8/15
- Under 2.5 goals – 8/11
Norwich 8/13 Draw 11/4 Ipswich 9/2