Tip Norwich - Birmingham
The two sides have not had the best of runs in recent times; Norwich is the poorest in form going to this game, having not won any game this year as well as the last two last year. They are out of the FA Cup and having also earlier exited the League Cup, they can only vie for promotion, which means they should put all their energies there. However, a run of five winless matches isn’t the form they’d like to take here. Norwich have drawn three and lost two of their last five matches. While they have been scoring regularly, the biggest undoing for Norwich has been a frail defence. Among the top 11 sides in the Championship, they are the joint highest conceders at 35 but they are the second best scorers among the top 11, with 49 goals. In seven of the last 10 of Norwich’s matches, both sides have scored. They will be seeking a first home win in four matches after losing the last two and drawing the other. On the other hand, Birmingham have gone winless in four matches and though they head to this game with a better form, they don’t seem to hold much promise with a run of four wins in their last 15 away matches. In the last 11 matches between the two sides, Birmingham have won just one and in the last four, Norwich are unbeaten. However, in the 47 meetings between the two, Norwich have 18 wins and Birmingham 17.
Key points Norwich - Birmingham
Norwich are unbeaten in four matches against Birmingham.
Norwich are winless in the last five matches.
Birmingham are winless in the last four matches.
Conclusion Norwich - Birmingham
While they have struggled lately, there is all indication that Norwich will rise again and this could be the game. They are playing at home and they have been dominant against Birmingham in recent meetings. We are backing the home side for a win with a correct score of 2 – 1.
Norwich Birmingham Prediction published on January 16, 2019