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Norwich vs Brentford Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Norwich vs Brentford Predictions

This match sees two sides that have hit bad runs of form at the same time meet so it offers a good chance for one of them to get back on track. Brentford have only won 1 of their last 8 games and have lost 4 of the last 5, so early season play-off hopes are looking a bit more unrealistic.

In Scott Hogan they do at least have one of the divisions most dangerous strikers. He’s scored 11 of Brentford’s 24 Championship goals this term including all of their last 3. Against a shaky Norwich defence he should certainly get opportunities in this but you wouldn’t feel confident about their chances of keeping things quiet at the other end. The Bees have lost 56% of their away league games this term, conceding 1.44 goals per game on average on their travels.

Only two sides can better Norwich’s record of 1.61 goals per game and they average more than that at home so there should be goals in this for Norwich, despite their poor form which has seen them lose all of their last 5 Championship matches. It has been their defence that has been really letting them down though. They’ve kept just 2 clean sheets since dropping out of the Premier League and they both came in August so it’s now 15 games since Norwich kept a clean sheet in the league. Up against a good passing side like Brentford, who boast a predatory striker, it’s hard to see them ending that unfortunate statistic.

However, the Canaries have too much quality in their ranks for this run to continue for much longer. This side is very similar to the one that won promotion two seasons ago and they have scored twice or more in 5 of their last 6 matches at Carrow Road in the league, so there should be goals in this for them with Brentford also struggling.

There have been over 2.5 goals in 72% of Norwich games this term and both teams have scored in 67% of them. Brentford won’t just sit back and defend here so backing over 2.5 goals & both teams to score at 21/20 looks a solid punt here.

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