Norwich vs Brentford Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 05/03/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Norwich vs Brentford: Today's Best Bets

What a relegation 6-pointer we have on our hands in the Premier League this weekend as bottom of the table Norwich play host to a Brentford side in freefall. The Canaries have faced some very tough games of late and will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend, while the Bees are in the midst of a dreadful run of form and could slip into the relegation zone this weekend if results elsewhere all go against them.

Norwich to Win

We're backing Norwich to win on Saturday just as they did when these two sides locked horns in Brentford back in November. The Canaries have won four of their last six competitive encounters with the Bees, including each of their last two league meetings. Brentford head into this game having lost five of their last six matches in all competitions and are without a win since their FA Cup tie with Port Vale back in early January.

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Under 2.5 Goals

We're expecting this game to be tight and tense throughout as both teams know how much a win, or a defeat, could be to their chances of staying in the Premier League for another season. Under 2.5 goals have been produced in five of the last seven encounters between the pair, while three of Norwich's and three of Brentford's last six outings have also ended with fewer than three goals scored.

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Everything you need to know about Norwich vs Brentford

Can Norwich lift themselves off the bottom this weekend?

Brentford got off to a terrible start at home to Newcastle last time out, losing midfielder Dasilva to a straight red card in the 11th-minute. Newcastle never really looked back from that point on, netting a goal in each half to secure a comfortable 2-0 victory. Brentford now sit 3pts above the drop zone and have played more games than any of the teams currently ranked below them in the Premier League table.

Norwich Predicted Lineup: Gunn, Hanley, Gibson, Aarons, Williams, McLean, Rashica, Normann, Gilmour, Pukki & Sargent

Norwich were away at in-form Southampton in their last league game, where the Canaries went down by two goals to nil. The Saints scored a goal in each half and controlled the match for the most part, deserving their victory. Norwich sit bottom of the table as things stand but despite their poor recent results, each of those games have been against tough sides and the Canaries will still believe they can get out of trouble but need a win on Saturday.

Brentford Predicted Lineup: Raya, Jansson, Ajer, Henry, Pinnock, Nørgaard, Jensen, Janelt, Eriksen, Toney & Mbeumo

Team News

Norwich: Aarons, Williams, Kabak, Idah and Omobamidele all have injuries that could keep them out of this weekend's match.

Brentford: Dasilva is suspended for the visitors, while Fosu and Jeanvier look set to miss out through injury.

FAQ: Norwich vs Brentford

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  • Who are the favourites to win? – Brentford are the slight favourites with the bookmakers.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Brentford 1-2 Norwich, 06/11/21.
  • What time is kick-off? – 15:00 GMT, 16:00 CET.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.