Norwich City and Reading meet at Carrow Road, in a match for the 38th round of the Championship. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, played on 09-30-2017, Norwich City won it out by (1-2).
In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these teams played a match in this stadium was on 04-08-2017, in a match for the Championship which ended with a Norwich City victory by (7-1). The goals of the match were scored by Nélson Oliveira (3 ‘), W. Hoolahan (15’ and 41 ‘), A. Pritchard (26’ and 35 ‘), R. Martin (31’) and C. Jerome (89 ‘) , for Norwich City, and Y. Kermorgant (39 ‘), for Reading. Despite being a match between 14th and 19th in the table, it is actually a match between the 18th classified in home matches and the 14th as a visitor.
After 12 wins, 13 draws and 12 losses, the home team is currently in the 14th position, with 49 points won. In the last match, they tied in an away match against Barnsley, by (1-1), after in the previous match they lost by (4-3), in a match against Hull City. Interestingly, this is a team that has had better results in away matches than at home, since they have won 26 points in away matches and only 23 at their stadium. For the league, Norwich City won 14 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-1 (7 out of 18 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 12 of the last 18 matches have ended with less than 3 goals. In 37 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 19 games in which they suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 18 home matches for this competition: they have scored 7 of their 17 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Norwich part for this day with a tie to a ball against Barnsley, adding in this way the seventh game followed without winning in this competition. Despite this moment of form, coach Daniel Farke must play in the usual tactical system, that is, the 3-5-2, favoring ball possession and organized attacks, especially through the flanks. We remember, in addition, that the landlords have exhibited several faults in the finalization, air play and defensive set pieces. James Maddison is the great highlight of Norwich, with 12 goals scored. For this game the coach does not have Stiepermann and Thompson, players who recover from injury.
The away team is currently in the 19 th position of the league, with 36 points won, after 8 wins, 12 draws and 17 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Leeds United, by (2-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, by (3-0). Interestingly, this is a team that has had better results in away matches than at home, since they have won 21 points in away matches and only at their stadium. In the last 10 away league matches Reading has a record of 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 10 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (7 out of 19 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 20 times and never got the comeback.
The Reading party for this game with a defeat on the grounds of Wolverhampton, by 3-0, thus adding the eighth game followed without winning the championship. Due to this phase, the visitors approached the descent zone: they have only four more points than the first team within the descent zone. In this match in the opponent’s territory coach Jaap Stam must keep the team in 4-2-3-1, being the most advanced position occupied by Bodvarsson: this player is one of the best markers of this team, with 7 goals scored . However, it is important to highlight the importance of the right-winger Modou Barrow, as he is very quick and exempt in the counterattack. For this game the coach can not count on Obita, Quinn, Elphick, Richards and McShane, all injured.
Insider TIP: Norwich to win – 1.80