Kick Off: 1330, 13/08/2017
Stadium: Carrow Road
Norwich and Sunderland have made similar starts to the new season and that trend could continue with a stalemate in Sunday’s Championship clash.
Both teams drew 1-1 in the opening round of fixtures, against decent sides in Fulham and Derby respectively, then claimed narrow midweek wins in the EFL Cup.
Everything points to an even contest at Carrow Road and 13/5 they share the spoils will do for our Norwich vs Sunderland betting predictions.
A Look At Norwich City’s Betting Odds
Norwich treated their home fans to some great entertainment last term, picking up 15 wins and scoring a division-high 55 goals in the process.
There was more of the same in Tuesday’s 3-2 cup win over Swindon, but we reckon new boss Daniel Farke will be keen to temper any gung-ho tactics in league fixtures.
The former Borussia Dortmund reserve-team coach has reinvested some of the money coming in from the sale of Jacob Murphy and Jonny Howson on defenders Marcel Franke and James Husband.
Bosnia international Mario Vrancic looks another solid recruit in midfield and will help the Canaries to keep possession.
Looking at the Norwich vs Sunderland odds, we like 6/1 for a 1-1 draw.
A Look At Sunderland’s Betting Odds
Simon Grayson inherited a Sunderland team in disarray after finishing rock-bottom of the Premier League table and losing a number of high-profile players, such as Jordan Pickford and Jermain Defoe.
The new signings coming in lacked the same quality but the early signs are that the former Preston boss has already turned the Black Cats into more of a unit.
Sunderland battled back to earn a point against Derby, with Grayson commenting: “I am disappointed we conceded the goal but the biggest thing was we didn’t crumble.
“Maybe this time last year the team might have gone under but they got back on the front foot and asked lots of questions.”
The Black Cats then gave away hardly any chances in a 1-0 cup win at Bury on Thursday night and look as though they will be much harder to break down this term.
Under 2.5 goals is quoted at 87/100 and completes our Norwich vs Sunderland betting tips.
NORWICH 3-2 Swindon – Cameron Jerome, Wes Hoolahan, James Maddison
Bury 0-1 SUNDERLAND – George Honeyman
Head-to-head: Norwich 0-3 Sunderland, Sunderland 1-3 Norwich, Norwich 2-0 Sunderland, Sunderland 0-0 Norwich.
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