Norwich City vs Plymouth Argyle Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | EFL Championship

Norwich City vs Plymouth Argyle Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | EFL Championship

Norwich City vs Plymouth Argyle Match Preview

Norwich City vs Plymouth Argyle will take place in the EFL Championship on March 29 at Carrow Road as the sixth-placed team will host the team in 18th.

The hosts enter this contest on the back of a good run of form. They have lost just once in their last eight games across competitions, drawing two and winning five of the remaining games. In that span, they have been in free-scoring form, netting 21 times and conceding just nine times. With eight goals scored and none conceded in their last two, the Canaries look in great shape. They secured a simple 3-0 win away at Stoke last time around and will look to keep the run going.

The visitors, on the other hand, will enter this game on the back of a poor run of form. They have won just once in their last eight games across competitions, drawing two and losing five of the rest. In that phase, they have conceded 12 goals and scored just five as they are slowly slipping lower down the table. Winless in their last four, Plymouth will look to put in a good performance and get on the scoresheet as well. They suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Preston at home in their last game.

Having said that, let’s take a look at the team news coming out from both camps.

Team News

Norwich City

Norwich City’s Shane Duffy. (Getty Images)

Manager David Wagner will have a few injuries to deal with ahead of his team’s next game. Defenders Shane Duffy, Grant Hanley and Dimitrios Giannoulis have been out for a while and are likely to miss the next game. Winger Jonathan Rowe will also be on the list of absentees for Norwich. Jacob Lungi Sorensen suffered an injury in the last game and will be assessed late before the next one.

Meanwhile, Kenny McLean (9), Ashley Barnes (4) and Christian Fassnacht (4) all face the risk of being suspended for picking up an excessive number of yellow cards.

Plymouth Argyle

Manager Ian Foster will have a much shorter injury list to deal with as compared to the Canaries’. Mickel Miller is the only player whose participation in the next game is doubtful after he came off injured in Plymouth’s last game.

Meanwhile, Adam Randell (9), Joe Edwards (4), Jordan Houghton (4) and Morgan Whittaker (4) are all at the risk of being suspended for picking up too many yellow cards.

Predicted Lineups

Norwich City

Wagner will retain the same combination that he used in his team’s win against Stoke.

Predicted XI: Angus Gunn (GK); Jack Stacey, Danny Batth, Ben Gibson, Sam McCallum; Kenny McLean (C), Marcelino Nunez; Gabriel Sara, Ashley Barnes, Borja Sainz; Josh Sargent.

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Plymouth Argyle

Foster, too, will retain the same lineup he fielded in the last game.

Predicted XI: Michael Cooper (GK); Julio Pleguezuelo, Ashley Phillips, Lewis Gibson; Joe Edwards (C), Adam Randell, Jordan Houghton, Lino Sousa; Morgan Whittaker, Mustapha Bundu; Ryan Hardie.

Norwich City vs Plymouth Argyle Head-to-Head Record

These two teams have faced-off just thrice in the past, with Norwich winning two games to Plymouth’s solitary win.

Last 3 Games

  • Plymouth 6-2 Norwich (09/23)
  • Norwich 1-0 Plymouth (03/09)
  • Plymouth 1-2 Norwich (09/08)
Norwich City vs Plymouth Argyle
Morgan Whittaker scored a hat-trick in the last Norwich City vs Plymouth Argyle match. (Getty Images)

Prediction

Considering the way both teams’ seasons have gone so far, it is clear to see why Norwich City will be the favourites to win this game. Despite losing the first meeting earlier this season by a considerable margin, several things have changed for the Canaries since, putting them in a strong position.

The opposite holds true for Plymouth, who are free-falling down the table. They will need to play their socks off to earn a result at Carrow Road.

Prediction: Norwich City 3-1 Plymouth Argyle.

Betting Tips & Odds

Both teams have scored in two of the three meetings between these two sides, with those two games also seeing three or more goals being scored. Norwich have seen both teams score in two of their last five, while the same has happened just once in Plymouth’s last five.

Tips

  • Both Teams to Score – Yes: 1.73
  • Match Total – Over 3.5 Goals: 2.46
  • To Score in Both Halves – Norwich: 2.10

Match Odds

  • Norwich Win: 1.45
  • Draw: 4.70
  • Plymouth Win: 6.60

Norwich City vs Plymouth Argyle Timings & Telecast

  • Date & Time: Friday, March 29th at 3:00 PM (GMT).
  • India: FanCode app & website.
  • UK: Sky Sports.
  • US: Hulu.

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