Norwich City and QPR clash for the first time since graduating from the Championship, at Carrow Road on Saturday. Just two points separate the two clubs on the league table, and a place behind Arsenal on the league table beckons for the match winner.
Norwich City has had an edge over QPR in recent seasons, winning five of their last ten encounters. QPR took three victories during this period and two matches ended in draws. QPR achieved on win at Carrow Road during this period.
QPR’s last trip to Norwich City ended in a 1-0 win from the home side.
After some impressive performances, Norwich City has hit a bump in the road, having gone four matches without a win, and losing its last two fixtures against Aston Villa and Arsenal. The club last won a game in early November when it rolled over Swansea at Carrow Road.
Norwich City has been impressive up front with 10 goals scored in five matches. Unfortunately defence hasn’t maintained the same standards, and has undermined efforts up front by letting in 10 goals during the same period.
QPR’s recent results look somewhat better, with two wins, a draw and two losses to show for its last five games, including an impressive 3-2 away win over Stoke City last weekend, and a win over Chelsea at the end of October.
QPR has put away 8 goals in its last five matches. Defence has been an Achilles’ heel with, 9 goals let in during the same run of fixtures.
This should be a cracking game between two evenly matched Championship graduates. Home advantage could be the telling factor in this fixture, as Norwich has lost at home just twice this season, with one of these defeats suffered at the hands of an excellent Arsenal outfit.
In contrast QPR has won three away matches this season, and lost three. While this is a decent enough set of away performances, the stats suggest Norwich is favourite for this one.
Our Norwich City vs QPR betting tip is therefore to go with a lay bet on QPR at Betfair, a bet which will pay out in the event of a Norwich win or a draw.
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