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Norwich City supporters put their faith in manager D. Farke to deliver victory against AFC Bournemouth

Norwich City and AFC Bournemouth are both riding high in the Championship with their 1st and 5th positions respectively. Expect a great game!

Insights:
  • Norwich City have the the best goal difference (+37) in Championship
Best bookmaker betting odds:

It’s a hectic schedule for the away team, as they were in action only four days ago in the Championship. That game, against Huddersfield Town, was also an away game. It's a tiring schedule for AFC Bournemouth.

The season is still full of potential for Norwich City as they can still win the whole Championship. Bournemouth are still fighting for the big positions at the top of the table.

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Norwich City form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Carrow Road as Norwich City, who have the the best goal difference (+37) in Championship, have scored 34 goals to get 45 points from 20 games. The overall stats in the Championship are 13-6-1 (wins-draws-losses). Norwich City has a nice streak going on as they have played 13 consecutive leaguegames without losing (regardless of home/away). They are keen to extend their tally, a streak that began after the Swansea City defeat 70 days ago. The Norwich City fans aren't used to losing league-games here at Carrow Road and will expect new points from this game. Norwich has played 18 games in a row here without a defeat.

The Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul is looking to record 90 more "clean sheet" minutes as his team have now played 180 minutes without conceding a goal in the Championship.

A strong away win for Norwich against Derby County the last match, as Kieran Dowell were on target. Before that, Norwich had a home game versus Huddersfield Town which ended with a victory 7-0.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Norwich have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found nine games) they have won six times, drawn three and lost zero.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Norwich City as they have a new game in only three days, a Championship match thankfully also at home. Watford are visiting.

Norwich have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Carrow Road with 34 goals in 20 league matches. As for guarding their own goal, Norwich have only let in 10 goals at home. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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AFC Bournemouth form and stats

As the visiting team in Championship matches, AFC Bournemouth have produced an overall stat of 7-8-5 so far. Impressively, the visitors are on a five-match winning run which they hope continue versus Norwich City. Winning streaks in away matches are not that common, but Bournemouth are close to a proper streak after winning their two previous away games.

Bournemouth play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 2-1 victory visiting Huddersfield Town (placed 19th). Prior to that match, a home win 4-1 against Coventry City.

We have checked recent matches where Bournemouth have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those four games were one victory, one draw and two defeats.

Bournemouth has another fixture away, a Championship game, against Millwall in just four days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

The visiting Bournemouth have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 26 goals from 20 games. It's not easy to score on Bournemouth as they have only conceded 19 goals from these away games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; AFC Bournemouth - Norwich 1-0. Numbers for the last eight meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Norwich, two draws and three wins for AFC Bournemouth. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Top Goalscorers

NorwichT. Pukki
T. Pukki
25 goals
AFC BournemouthD. Solanke
D. Solanke
14 goals
AFC BournemouthA. Groeneveld
A. Groeneveld
13 goals

Norwich City missing players

AFC Bournemouth missing players

Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sat 17.April
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Carrow Road (27244 seats)
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 41 27 9 5 65 28 20 13 6 1 34 10 21 14 3 4 31 18 37 90
2 Watford 41 24 10 7 59 27 21 17 2 2 41 12 20 7 8 5 18 15 32 82
3 Swansea City 41 22 9 10 50 31 20 11 5 4 23 12 21 11 4 6 27 19 19 75
4 Brentford 40 20 13 7 71 40 19 10 7 2 35 19 21 10 6 5 36 21 31 73
5 AFC Bournemouth 41 20 11 10 66 40 21 13 3 5 40 21 20 7 8 5 26 19 26 71
6 Barnsley 41 21 8 12 54 44 21 11 5 5 27 20 20 10 3 7 27 24 10 71
7 Reading 41 19 9 13 56 45 20 12 1 7 32 22 21 7 8 6 24 23 11 66
8 Cardiff City 41 16 11 14 57 45 21 7 5 9 34 24 20 9 6 5 23 21 12 59
9 Millwall 41 14 16 11 41 40 21 6 10 5 19 19 20 8 6 6 22 21 1 58
10 Middlesbrough 41 16 9 16 48 45 20 10 4 6 26 19 21 6 5 10 22 26 3 57
11 Queens Park Rangers 41 15 11 15 48 50 21 10 4 7 28 23 20 5 7 8 20 27 -2 56
12 Stoke City 41 14 13 14 45 46 20 9 4 7 27 23 21 5 9 7 18 23 -1 55
13 Luton Town 40 15 8 17 35 46 19 7 6 6 23 22 21 8 2 11 12 24 -11 53
14 Bristol City 41 15 5 21 40 55 21 7 3 11 15 24 20 8 2 10 25 31 -15 50
15 Nottingham Forest 41 12 13 16 34 39 20 6 7 7 19 19 21 6 6 9 15 20 -5 49
16 Preston North End 41 14 6 21 41 55 21 5 5 11 16 24 20 9 1 10 25 31 -14 48
17 Blackburn Rovers 41 12 11 18 52 47 20 6 7 7 25 23 21 6 4 11 27 24 5 47
18 Birmingham City 41 11 12 18 31 50 21 6 3 12 17 32 20 5 9 6 14 18 -19 45
19 Huddersfield Town 41 11 11 19 43 62 21 8 6 7 27 21 20 3 5 12 16 41 -19 44
20 Derby County 41 11 10 20 30 46 21 6 6 9 16 21 20 5 4 11 14 25 -16 43
21 Coventry City 40 10 12 18 36 56 20 8 7 5 22 20 20 2 5 13 14 36 -20 42
22 Rotherham United 38 11 6 21 41 52 19 5 3 11 24 30 19 6 3 10 17 22 -11 39
23 Sheffield Wednesday 41 11 8 22 34 54 20 7 6 7 20 16 21 4 2 15 14 38 -20 35
24 Wycombe Wanderers 41 8 9 24 30 64 21 5 5 11 14 27 20 3 4 13 16 37 -34 33

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 41 27 9 5 65 28 20 13 6 1 34 10 21 14 3 4 31 18 37 90
2 Watford 41 24 10 7 59 27 21 17 2 2 41 12 20 7 8 5 18 15 32 82
3 Swansea City 41 22 9 10 50 31 20 11 5 4 23 12 21 11 4 6 27 19 19 75
4 Brentford 40 20 13 7 71 40 19 10 7 2 35 19 21 10 6 5 36 21 31 73
5 AFC Bournemouth 41 20 11 10 66 40 21 13 3 5 40 21 20 7 8 5 26 19 26 71
6 Barnsley 41 21 8 12 54 44 21 11 5 5 27 20 20 10 3 7 27 24 10 71
7 Reading 41 19 9 13 56 45 20 12 1 7 32 22 21 7 8 6 24 23 11 66
8 Cardiff City 41 16 11 14 57 45 21 7 5 9 34 24 20 9 6 5 23 21 12 59
9 Millwall 41 14 16 11 41 40 21 6 10 5 19 19 20 8 6 6 22 21 1 58
10 Middlesbrough 41 16 9 16 48 45 20 10 4 6 26 19 21 6 5 10 22 26 3 57
11 Queens Park Rangers 41 15 11 15 48 50 21 10 4 7 28 23 20 5 7 8 20 27 -2 56
12 Stoke City 41 14 13 14 45 46 20 9 4 7 27 23 21 5 9 7 18 23 -1 55
13 Luton Town 40 15 8 17 35 46 19 7 6 6 23 22 21 8 2 11 12 24 -11 53
14 Bristol City 41 15 5 21 40 55 21 7 3 11 15 24 20 8 2 10 25 31 -15 50
15 Nottingham Forest 41 12 13 16 34 39 20 6 7 7 19 19 21 6 6 9 15 20 -5 49
16 Preston North End 41 14 6 21 41 55 21 5 5 11 16 24 20 9 1 10 25 31 -14 48
17 Blackburn Rovers 41 12 11 18 52 47 20 6 7 7 25 23 21 6 4 11 27 24 5 47
18 Birmingham City 41 11 12 18 31 50 21 6 3 12 17 32 20 5 9 6 14 18 -19 45
19 Huddersfield Town 41 11 11 19 43 62 21 8 6 7 27 21 20 3 5 12 16 41 -19 44
20 Derby County 41 11 10 20 30 46 21 6 6 9 16 21 20 5 4 11 14 25 -16 43
21 Coventry City 40 10 12 18 36 56 20 8 7 5 22 20 20 2 5 13 14 36 -20 42
22 Rotherham United 38 11 6 21 41 52 19 5 3 11 24 30 19 6 3 10 17 22 -11 39
23 Sheffield Wednesday 41 11 8 22 34 54 20 7 6 7 20 16 21 4 2 15 14 38 -20 35
24 Wycombe Wanderers 41 8 9 24 30 64 21 5 5 11 14 27 20 3 4 13 16 37 -34 33

Norwich City AFC Bournemouth
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
41 20 4 Played P 6 20 41
27 13 4 Won W 1 7 20
9 6 0 Drew D 3 8 11
5 1 0 Lost L 2 5 10
65 34 5 Scored S 8 26 66
28 10 0 Conceded C 7 19 40
93% 90% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 83% 85% 90%
66% 60% 25% Over 1.5 O 1.5 83% 70% 68%
39% 35% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 45% 49%
17% 15% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 25% 32%
7% 10% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 17%
46% 40% 0% BTTS BTTS 67% 60% 56%
44% 55% 100% Clean Sheets C S 33% 30% 37%
17% 15% 0% Failed to Score F T 17% 25% 17%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.3 1.1 0.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.4 1.4
3 2 0 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
15.5 16.6 15 Shots (avg) S ( 13.7 11.8 11.5
4.8 4.9 5.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.3 3.9 4.2
33% 35% 24% Goal Efficiency G E 31% 34% 38%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Norwich City have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Norwich City have the fewest conceded goals (10) at home in Championship
  • Norwich City have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (14) in Championship
  • Norwich City have the most scored goals in the first half (34) in Championship
  • Norwich City have the the best goal difference (+37) in Championship

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Bookie Norwich City Draw AFC Bournemouth

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.