In a competitive Premiership season, the 3 points difference between WBA and Norwich on the Premiership table leaves the clubs five positions apart in the league. The two teams clash in the first of two meetings this month at the Hawthorns on Saturday, with Norwich due to travel to West Brom again on the 28th in the FA Cup.
West Brom have won six of their last ten matches against Norwich, with two matches going the way of Norwich City and two matches ending in draws. Norwich City has pulled off just one away win during this period, beating West Brom 1-0 at the Hawthorns in 2006 in the Football Championship.
Norwich City’s last visit to West Brom produced a 2-0 win for the home side.
After an impressive win against Newcastle in the Premiership before Christmas, West Brom has flagged, with two wins, two defeats and a single draw to show for their last five matches – with one of these wins achieved against Cardiff City in the League Cup.
West Brom have scored 7 goals in five matches, with all these score in just two fixtures – while the side was held scoreless in the remaining three. Defence has been lax, letting in 6 goals during the same time period.
Norwich City’s recent record looks similar to that of West Brom, with two wins, two draws and a single defeat on record for their last five matches. While Norwich is ranking in the Premiership top ten, they have struggled against sides of substance and are at their best when up against the bottom lurkers of the Premier League.
Norwich have scored 9 goals in their last five games. Defence have let the strong showing of the forwards down, letting in 7 goals in five games.
Either side could take this match, but both home advantage and head-to-head stats suggest that it should be in West Brom’s favour. Only Norwich City’s superior strike rate suggests that they could leave the Hawthorns with a win this weekend.
These two sides have scored a cumulative total of 16 goals in their last five matches, while letting in 13 in the same period. These two figures suggest that this may be a fairly high-scoring affair.
Based on this, our West Brom vs. Norwich betting tip is to go with a bet on over 2.75 goals being scored in the over/under goals betting markets.
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