Kick Off: 1945, 21/04/2017
Stadium: Carrow Road
TV: Sky Sports 1
Brighton have been able to spend this week celebrating securing promotion to the Premier League and that could make them vulnerable when visiting Norwich on Friday night.
The Canaries only have pride to play for at this stage of the season but they should still be fired up for this chance to avenge a 5-0 loss to the Seagulls back in October.
That motivation has affected our Norwich vs Brighton betting tips and we’re on the hosts at 27/20 to claim victory.
A Look At Norwich City’s Betting Odds
Eighth-placed Norwich have struggled to find any consistency this term as highlighted by their last three results, with a 7-1 thrashing of Reading and a 3-1 win at Preston split by a 3-1 home loss to Fulham.
However, they have at least kept the Carrow Road faithful entertained for much of the campaign, recording 13 wins at this venue and scoring more home goals than any other team in the Championship.
“I like playing gifted, talented, attacking players,” commented caretaker manager Alan Irvine. “We try to get as many out there as we can without having an unbalanced team.”
Norwich can be backed at Evens to score at least twice in this fixture.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton have been able to start making plans for Premier League football next season since Monday, when they edged out Wigan 2-1 and then a place in the top two was assured after Huddersfield could only draw at Derby.
Chris Hughton will be keen to go up as Championship winners but they do have seven points in hand over Newcastle with just three matches to play, so there will hardly be any pressure on Albion here on that front.
Four of Brighton’s five away defeats have come in the second half of the season and we feel they may have to wait until hosting Bristol City next weekend to confirm top spot.
If the Seagulls do open up a bit more than usual here, 31/10 for Norwich to win and both teams to score could prove a value bet.
Preston 1-3 NORWICH – Graham Dorrans, Josh Murphy, James Maddison
BRIGHTON 2-1 Wigan – Glenn Murray, Solly March
Head-to-head: Brighton 5-0 Norwich, Brighton 0-1 Norwich, Norwich 3-3 Brighton, Brighton 1-2 Norwich, Norwich 4-1 Brighton.