Norwich are now one of the form teams in the Championship, as they find themselves back in the play-off places.
Canaries Are Singing
The Championship always has plenty of ebb and flow, but Sunderland are swimming against the tide at present. Results have gone against them, and their promotion hopes are fading fast.
Cats Not Purring
After a shaky period to the season that saw Dean Smith relieved of managerial duties at Carrow Road, things are beginning to look a lot more stable at Norwich City. More than stable it must be said, as the Canaries have earned 13 points from the last 15 on offer.
A fantastic run of results that have been overseen by new manager David Wagner and with the former Huddersfield manager being installed at the start of the year, the bedding in period that the German was afforded is starting to prove dividends.
After exiting the FA Cup at the hands of Blackburn, Norwich have not really looked back since and because of this recent collection of Championship points, the East Anglian outfit start the weekend lying sixth.
While they do so after getting the better of Millwall in their last league outing. A 3-2 win at The Den has seen the two sides swap league positions as they quest to earn a play-off position at the end of the season only intensifies further.
Although Norwich were many bookmakers’ favourites at the start of the season to win English football’s second tier, that confidence has been usurped by the pair of Burnley and Sheffield United and now Wagner’s men must contend with being part of the chasing pack.
A pack that Sunderland were once part of and would love to be a part of again. The only problem is that he Black Cats have failed to win any of their last four league outings and have also lost each of their last three.
Tony Mowbray’s men have picked up just one-point from the last 12 on offer and any mid-season hopes of promotion that the Black Cats and their supporters would have had, have started to dissipate.
Of course, the Championship is a league where fortunes can turn around rather quickly, and it would only need a couple of wins for Sunderland to thrust themselves back into the race for the play-off places.
At the same time, it only takes a couple more defeats for mid-table malaise to set in and should that be the case the team that plies their trade at the Stadium of Light will soon find themselves in the dark between now and May.
With that in mind, it is time to look at some tips and with the form that Norwich are in right now, it is incredibly hard to look past them. Which is why I am not going to and instead, I am backing the home win but both teams to score at odds of 3/1.
In addition to this, I also have another pick up my sleeve and with Marcelino Nunez recently bagging a home brace in Norwich’s 3-1 win over Birmingham, I have also tipped him to open the scoring at odds of 8/1.