Norwich vs Reading Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 30/12/2022

Norwich
30/12/22 - 19:45

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Reading

Norwich - Reading

England Championship - Carrow Road

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

Norwich welcome Reading to Carrow Road for a Championship fixture on Friday, December 30th. Can Birmingham get their playoff hunt back on track with a win against Hull? Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Betting Tips for Norwich vs Reading

Poor travellers Reading head to Norfolk to take on playoff rivals Norwich in the Championship on Friday evening. Read our top predictions for this week’s fixture below.

Norwich to Win

Goal difference separates Norwich (5th) from Reading (8th) in the Championship table ahead of the teams’ clash at Carrow Road on Friday, though we’re tipping the Canaries to get one over their fellow playoff contenders in Norfolk this week. The Royals’ record on the road this term has been frustratingly dismal, indeed only bottom club Huddersfield have fared worse on their travels than Reading. Their haul of eight defeats in 12 away games is difficult to ignore, so side with the hosts in the match result market here. Norwich sacked manager Dean Smith after their loss at Luton, so expect a response from their players in this one.

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Teemu Pukki to Score Anytime

Norwich City talisman Teemu Pukki has hit the ground running since the campaign’s restart and his consolation goal at Luton last time out was his second strike inside three games for the Canaries. The 32-year-old has only scored seven times overall in the Championship overall, though his recent flurry suggests he is ready to bolster his tally significantly in the second half of the season. With his sights zeroed, we recommend backing Pukki to bet anytime again on Friday.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Norwich vs Reading

View our list of the best stats for Friday’s fixture below alongside a tool to help you choose the most attractive odds.

Head to Head

04/10/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Norwich

Norwich

1

1

01/05/21

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Reading

Reading

4

1

16/12/20

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Norwich

Norwich

1

2

10/04/19

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Reading

Reading

2

2

19/09/18

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Norwich

Norwich

1

2

Last Five - Norwich

09/04/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Norwich

Norwich

2

2

D

06/04/24

England Championship CHA

Ipswich

Ipswich

Norwich

Norwich

0

1

W

01/04/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Norwich

Norwich

3

1

L

29/03/24

England Championship CHA

Plymouth

Plymouth

Norwich

Norwich

1

2

W

16/03/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Norwich

Norwich

0

3

W

Last Five - Reading

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Reading

Reading

1

1

D

01/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Reading

Reading

5

2

L

29/03/24

England League 1 League 1

Northampton

Northampton

Reading

Reading

0

1

W

16/03/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Reading

Reading

0

4

W

Norwich vs Reading Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Friday’s Championship bout between Norwich and Reading below.

Norwich

Norwich will be without a quartet of midfielders on Friday and their list of absentees includes Todd Cantwell, Aaron Ramsey, Jon Rowe and Jakob Sorensen. City have lost twice on the bounce in the Championship, though they are still well-placed in fifth spot in the table.

Predicted Lineup for Norwich: Gunn – Omobamidele, Hanley, Gibson – Aarons, Sara, Gibbs, McLean, Giannoulis – Pukki, Sargent

Reading

Defenders Liam Moore and Scott Dann are both out with calf injuries for Reading at present, while midfielder Dejan Tetek is also in the treatment room with a knock. Reading beat Swansea 2-1 on Tuesday despite missing a first-half spot kick. The Royals moved up to 8th position thanks to their victory.

Predicted Lineup for Reading: Lumley – Hoilett, Yiadom, Holmes, Sarr, Mcintyre – Ince, Hendrick, Loum, Meite – Carroll

Player to Watch – Josh Sargent

Like most of his teammates, American attacker Josh Sargent really struggled to make the grade in the Premier League last season, though the 22-year-old has started to rebuild his confidence in the Championship in 2022/23. Sargent is Norwich’s leading marksman in the division and he needs just one more goal to crack double figures for the campaign.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Norwich

Norwich
2
Max Aarons
gb
17
Gabriel
br
24
Josh Sargent
us
11
Adam Idah
ie
15
Sam McCallum
gb
28
Angus Gunn
gb
6
Ben Gibson
gb
5
Grant Hanley
gb
26
Marcelino Nunez
cl
23
Kenny McLean
gb
22
Teemu Pukki
fi
Substitutes
4
Andrew Omobamidele
ie
10
Kieran Dowell
gb
8
Isaac Hayden
gb
25
Onel Hernandez
de
1
Tim Krul
nl
9
Jordan Hugill
gb
46
Liam Gibbs
gb

Reading

Reading
22
Mamadou Loum N'Diaye
sn
2
Andy Carroll
gb
3
Tom Holmes
gb
5
Tom McIntyre
gb
1
Joe Lumley
gb
24
Naby Sarr
fr
9
Lucas Joao
pt
23
Junior Hoilett
ca
17
Andy Yiadom
gh
10
Tom Ince
gb
8
Jeff Hendrick
ie
Substitutes
18
Nesta Guinness-Walker
gb
11
Yakou Meite
fr
7
Shane Long
ie
12
Rahman Baba
gh
21
Dean Bouzanis
au
6
Scott Dann
gb
27
Amadou Mbengue
sn

Championship Standings

Norwich vs Reading Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Norwich vs Reading prediction

Where will Friday’s game be played?

Norwich will take on Reading at Carrow Road on Friday.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 19:45 BST.

Who are the current Championship leaders?

Burnley currently top the pile in the Championship under Vincent Kompany.


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