Norwich vs Sunderland prediction, odds & betting tips – 02/03/2024

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Norwich - Sunderland

England Championship - Carrow Road

Norwich vs Sunderland
Norwich City's Nelson Oliveira (left) and Sunderland's Tyias Browning – image by Icon Sport

It's time for our Championship predictions ahead of Norwich vs Sunderland on Saturday.

Norwich could move into the play-off places with a win at home to Sunderland this weekend but the Black Cats will be looking to cause an upset as they have play-off ambitions of their own this season.

Norwich vs Sunderland predictions: Norwich to make most of the home advantage

Norwich vs Sunderland Predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot Tip

Norwich to Win

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Norwich 2-1 Sunderland

⬆️ Total Goals prediction

Over 2.5 Goals

Key Stats

  • Norwich have won three of their last five league games, all of which have come at home.
  • Sunderland have scored in five of their last six league games and Norwich have netted 10 goals in their last three home games combined.
  • Four of the last seven meetings between these two clubs have produced over 2.5 goals, including Sunderland's 3-1 win in October's reverse league fixture.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Home win on the cards

  • HOME: 21/20 (2.05) – 48.8%
  • DRAW: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • AWAY: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Norwich are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 48.8%, and we agree with this pick.

The Canaries head into this game in good form with three wins and two draws from their last five league games, while Sunderland have lost their last three matches, two of which were away from home.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Both Teams to Score market. You can back BTTS in this game at 8/11 (1.73) which has a probability of 57.9%, while a bet on BTTS – No is priced at 6/5 (2.20) with a probability of 45.5%.

Last five H2Hs: Black Cats enjoy facing the Canaries

England Championship 28/10/23

Sunderland

Sunderland

3
Norwich

Norwich

1

England Championship 12/03/23

Norwich

Norwich

0
Sunderland

Sunderland

1

England Championship 27/08/22

Sunderland

Sunderland

0
Norwich

Norwich

1

England Championship 10/04/18

Sunderland

Sunderland

1
Norwich

Norwich

1

England Championship 13/08/17

Norwich

Norwich

1
Sunderland

Sunderland

3

Sunderland have a good record against Norwich in recent seasons, winning four of the pair's last seven league meetings.

Team news and form guide

Norwich: Unbeaten in last five

Jon Rowe and Shane Duffy could both miss out this weekend due to injury and could go with the same starting eleven that drew with Blackburn last weekend.

Predicted lineup: Gunn (GK), Hanley, Gibson, Giannoulis, Stacey, McLean, Fassnacht, Sara, Núñez, Sargent & Sainz

England Championship 16/05/24

L

Leeds

Leeds

4

Norwich

Norwich

0

England Championship 12/05/24

D

Leeds

Leeds

0

Norwich

Norwich

0

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

Norwich

Norwich

0

England Championship 27/04/24

D

Swansea

Swansea

2

Norwich

Norwich

2

England Championship 20/04/24

D

Bristol City

Bristol City

1

Norwich

Norwich

1

Sunderland: Lost last three

The visitors could be without the services of Jack Clarke, Patrick Roberts, Aji Alese, Bradley Dack, Niall Huggins, Dennis Cirkin and Corry Evans ahead of the trip to Carrow Road.

Predicted lineup: Patterson (GK), Hume, Seelt, Hjelde, O'Nien, Styles, Neil, Ekwah, Ba, Bellingham & Rusyn 

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

2

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

England Championship 27/04/24

L

Watford

Watford

1

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

England Championship 20/04/24

L

Millwall

Millwall

1

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

England Championship 13/04/24

W

West Brom

West Brom

0

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

England Championship 09/04/24

D

Leeds

Leeds

0

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

Player to watch – Gabriel Sara

Norwich midfielder Gabriel Sara has adapted well to the English game since making the move from Sao Paulo in 2022.

Gabriel Sara player to watch
Gabriel Sara of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road – Photo by Icon sport

The 24-year-old scored seven times in the Championship last season and also created a lot of goalscoring opportunities for his teammates. The Brazilian has continued in that same vein of form this season, scoring seven goals in 34 starts as well as creating nine goals in the Championship.

Norwich's creative force

If Sara continues to perform to this level and if Norwich fail to earn promotion this season, one of the Premier League teams will come knocking as the Brazilian has everything you could want in a modern-day midfielder. We will certainly be keeping an eye on Sara this weekend and fully expect another top-class performance from the Norwich star.


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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.