Norwich vs Stoke prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 29/10/2022

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Norwich vs Stoke: Our top betting tips

Carrow Road could be a hostile place on Saturday with the vast majority of the Norwich fanbase now seemingly calling for Dean Smith to leave his post as manager. Can Smith by himself some breathing space by guiding his side to a win? Find out with our Norwich vs Stoke match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Backing a draw

We kick off our predictions by backing Stoke to earn a point as they visit Carrow Road. Stoke might be down in 17th position in the table but they're heading to Norwich having gone unbeaten in their last four away games having won two and drawn two. Norwich meanwhile are in utterly woeful form; the Canaries are winless in six and have lost four of their last five matches. Look beyond recent form to the head to head record and things are even stevens across the last five as well; both sides have won two of the last five with the other game drawn. When you then factor in what sort of atmosphere might await the home side if they don't come flying out the blocks and everything points to another long afternoon for Norwich.

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Going over 2.5 goals

Our next tip for this match is from the total goals market and we are calling it as over 2.5 goals. It's not 100% nailed on from the form guide due to Stoke only surpassing the 2.5 marker in one of their last five matches, however, Norwich have seen plenty of goals of late with three of their last five matches going over that threshold with a game average of 2.8 goals. Then you can factor in the head to head record; each of the last three meetings, and four of the last five, have seen at least three goals with the average across those five clashes sitting at goals 3.8 per match.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Norwich vs Stoke

Is Dean Smith cooked at Delia's club?

Delia Smith and the other Norwich board members are coming under a fair bit of pressure from their fans to call time on Dean Smith's tenure at the club. Norwich sat top not all that long ago but they've now dropped out of the playoff places with fans unsurprised; performance simply haven't been good enough. Stoke aren't exactly pulling up trees either but at least there wasn't the same expectation around them; anything but a Norwich win here could see a toxic atmosphere appear.

Norwich are at a time when they need to show character and spirit but also some attacking intent; they didn't threaten Burnley at all last time out. That's not good enough for a recently relegated side that boasts the likes of Teemu Pukki and Josh Sargent in attack. It will be a similar lineup here though with their other main striker – Adam Idah – amongst five who will miss out.

Norwich Predicted lineup – Gunn, McCallum, Hanley, Tomkinson, Aarons, Nunez, Hayden, Sara, Cantwell, Pukki, Sargent

Stoke come into this game knowing that Harry Souttar and Gavin Kilkenny remain unavailable to them due to injury. They'll be confident of getting a result though with their away form decent in recent outings. Whether they win or draw could come down to the performance of Lewis Baker; he has eight goal contributions so far this season.

Stoke Predicted lineup – Bursik, Fox, Jagielka, Wilmot, Sterling, Fosu, Baker, Laurent, Smallbone, Gayle, Campbell

A quickfire FAQ on Norwich vs Stoke

Norwich vs Stoke prediction

  • Where is the match being hosted? – Carrow Road
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Norwich
  • What time does the match kick off?  3 PM GMT