Kick-off: 1500, 06/11/2021
Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium
Norwich are rooted to the foot of the Premier League table but travel to Brentford on the back of some encouraging recent efforts.
City took four points off the Bees in the Championship last season and their opponents are coming off a disappointing defeat at Burnley.
We feel 19/4 is big enough to make an away win worth a speculative wager for our first Brentford vs Norwich prediction.
A Look At Brentford’s Betting Odds
Brentford were flying high before the last international break, drawing 3-3 here with Liverpool and then claiming a third top-flight triumph at West Ham.
However, three consecutive league losses have just burst their bubble and brought the Bees back down to earth.
Going down by the odd goal to Chelsea and Leicester at this venue was no disgrace, but a 3-1 reversal at Turf Moor is more worrying.
The Clarets scored all of their goals in the first half and Brentford could only reply through Saman Ghoddos on 79 minutes.
Thomas Frank insisted: “I know it’s three losses in a row but I’m not too fussed about that, to be fair, especially because the first was a very good performance.
“We are very analysing, calm, level-headed, and try to focus on what we can do better, make sure we hit a top performance mentally, physically and tactically on Saturday, and then we will be fine.”
Losing keeper David Raya to injury is an added concern, though, and we just feel this might be a good time to take the Bees on.
Looking at the Brentford vs Norwich odds, another fancy is 11/8 for the visitors to avoid defeat.
Last Brentford line-up: Fernandez, Henry, Pinnock, Jansson, Jorgensen, Norgaard, Jensen, Onyeka, Canos, Forss, Toney.
Bryan Mbeumo could start following a hamstring issue. Kristoffer Ajer faces six weeks on the sidelines with a similar problem, with Yoane Wissa and Shandon Baptiste also out through injury.
A Look At Norwich City’s Betting Odds
Norwich suffered an eighth defeat of the season when edged out 2-1 by Leeds at Carrow Road, but that was a brave response to their 7-0 thrashing by Chelsea.
The Canaries went down to second-half goals from Raphinha and Rodrigo, which sandwiched Andrew Omobamidele’s headed equaliser during a frantic four-minute spell after the break.
However, Daniel Farke took some positives from another spirited effort, with City having earlier drawn against Burnley and Brighton last month.
Farke said: “This game sums up the story of the season. We have played the top three – at home to Liverpool, away to Manchester City, away to Chelsea – and let’s be honest, we had no chance.
“All the other games were competitive, close, tight and we get many compliments. We are many times the better side but we are not playing for words, we are playing for points.”
Norwich were the better team in the first half versus Leeds, even if they struggled to translate that into chances.
Hopefully, taking on another newly-promoted club may now give City the confidence to adopt a more positive approach up front.
Let’s add 11/5 for the Canaries to open the scoring to our Brentford vs Norwich betting tips.
Last Norwich line-up: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Kabak, Omobamidele, Dowell, Normann, Rashica, McLean, Pukki, Sargent.
Norwich must do without captain Grant Hanley, who has suffered an adductor problem and will be out of action for several weeks. Ozan Kabak is a doubt due to glandular fever, but Ben Gibson returns after suspension.
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