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Carrow Road: Norwich City vs Watford Championship preview

Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for Norwich City - Watford!

Insights:
  • Norwich City have the the best goal difference (+35) in Championship
  • Watford have the fewest conceded goals (28) in Championship
Best bookmaker betting odds:

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Norwich and Watford.

Watford are still fighting for the big positions at the top of the table.

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Norwich City form and stats

45 points is a decent return from 21 Championship games here at Carrow Road for Norwich City. The data says 13 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses.

In the game before, an away victory match versus Derby County with a 1-0 scoreline.

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.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Norwich as they are travelling to their away game against Queens Park Rangers in the Championship. That match is four days after this one.

The Norwich fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 35 goals in 21 league matches. Norwich City are not conceding a lot of goals here at Carrow Road in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 13 from 21 matches.

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Watford form and stats

Playing away, Watford, who have the fewest conceded goals (28) in Championship, have won 7 games, drawn 8 and suffered 6 defeats in the Championship this season.

A home win before that, celebrating 2-0 vs Reading.

We have checked recent matches where Watford have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those six games were zero victories, two draws and four defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Millwall in just four days.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Watford as they have only managed to score 18 times from 21 away games in the league. It's not easy to score on Watford as they have only conceded 16 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Watford - Norwich 1-0 earlier this season. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's four Norwich victories, one draw and five Watford wins. Over/under statistics; seven of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

NorwichT. Pukki
T. Pukki
25 goals
Norwich CityE. Buendía
E. Buendía
13 goals
WatfordI. Sarr
I. Sarr
12 goals

Norwich City missing players

Watford missing players

Competition: England Championship
Competition: Tue 20.April
Match begins: 17:00 (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 42 27 9 6 66 31 21 13 6 2 35 13 21 14 3 4 31 18 35 90
2 Watford 42 24 10 8 59 28 21 17 2 2 41 12 21 7 8 6 18 16 31 82
3 Swansea City 42 22 10 10 52 33 21 11 6 4 25 14 21 11 4 6 27 19 19 76
4 Brentford 41 20 14 7 71 40 20 10 8 2 35 19 21 10 6 5 36 21 31 74
5 AFC Bournemouth 42 21 11 10 69 41 21 13 3 5 40 21 21 8 8 5 29 20 28 74
6 Barnsley 41 21 8 12 54 44 21 11 5 5 27 20 20 10 3 7 27 24 10 71
7 Reading 42 19 10 13 57 46 21 12 2 7 33 23 21 7 8 6 24 23 11 67
8 Cardiff City 42 16 12 14 58 46 21 7 5 9 34 24 21 9 7 5 24 22 12 60
9 Millwall 42 14 17 11 41 40 21 6 10 5 19 19 21 8 7 6 22 21 1 59
10 Queens Park Rangers 42 16 11 15 50 51 21 10 4 7 28 23 21 6 7 8 22 28 -1 59
11 Middlesbrough 42 16 9 17 49 47 21 10 4 7 27 21 21 6 5 10 22 26 2 57
12 Stoke City 42 14 14 14 45 46 21 9 5 7 27 23 21 5 9 7 18 23 -1 56
13 Luton Town 41 16 8 17 36 46 20 8 6 6 24 22 21 8 2 11 12 24 -10 56
14 Bristol City 42 15 6 21 41 56 21 7 3 11 15 24 21 8 3 10 26 32 -15 51
15 Blackburn Rovers 42 13 11 18 54 48 21 7 7 7 27 24 21 6 4 11 27 24 6 50
16 Nottingham Forest 42 12 13 17 34 41 21 6 7 8 19 21 21 6 6 9 15 20 -7 49
17 Preston North End 42 14 7 21 41 55 21 5 5 11 16 24 21 9 2 10 25 31 -14 49
18 Huddersfield Town 42 12 11 19 45 62 21 8 6 7 27 21 21 4 5 12 18 41 -17 47
19 Coventry City 41 11 12 18 37 56 20 8 7 5 22 20 21 3 5 13 15 36 -19 45
20 Birmingham City 41 11 12 18 31 50 21 6 3 12 17 32 20 5 9 6 14 18 -19 45
21 Derby County 42 11 10 21 31 48 21 6 6 9 16 21 21 5 4 12 15 27 -17 43
22 Rotherham United 39 11 6 22 41 53 20 5 3 12 24 31 19 6 3 10 17 22 -12 39
23 Sheffield Wednesday 42 11 9 22 35 55 21 7 7 7 21 17 21 4 2 15 14 38 -20 36
24 Wycombe Wanderers 42 8 10 24 32 66 21 5 5 11 14 27 21 3 5 13 18 39 -34 34

  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 42 27 9 6 66 31 21 13 6 2 35 13 21 14 3 4 31 18 35 90
2 Watford 42 24 10 8 59 28 21 17 2 2 41 12 21 7 8 6 18 16 31 82
3 Swansea City 42 22 10 10 52 33 21 11 6 4 25 14 21 11 4 6 27 19 19 76
4 Brentford 41 20 14 7 71 40 20 10 8 2 35 19 21 10 6 5 36 21 31 74
5 AFC Bournemouth 42 21 11 10 69 41 21 13 3 5 40 21 21 8 8 5 29 20 28 74
6 Barnsley 41 21 8 12 54 44 21 11 5 5 27 20 20 10 3 7 27 24 10 71
7 Reading 42 19 10 13 57 46 21 12 2 7 33 23 21 7 8 6 24 23 11 67
8 Cardiff City 42 16 12 14 58 46 21 7 5 9 34 24 21 9 7 5 24 22 12 60
9 Millwall 42 14 17 11 41 40 21 6 10 5 19 19 21 8 7 6 22 21 1 59
10 Queens Park Rangers 42 16 11 15 50 51 21 10 4 7 28 23 21 6 7 8 22 28 -1 59
11 Middlesbrough 42 16 9 17 49 47 21 10 4 7 27 21 21 6 5 10 22 26 2 57
12 Stoke City 42 14 14 14 45 46 21 9 5 7 27 23 21 5 9 7 18 23 -1 56
13 Luton Town 41 16 8 17 36 46 20 8 6 6 24 22 21 8 2 11 12 24 -10 56
14 Bristol City 42 15 6 21 41 56 21 7 3 11 15 24 21 8 3 10 26 32 -15 51
15 Blackburn Rovers 42 13 11 18 54 48 21 7 7 7 27 24 21 6 4 11 27 24 6 50
16 Nottingham Forest 42 12 13 17 34 41 21 6 7 8 19 21 21 6 6 9 15 20 -7 49
17 Preston North End 42 14 7 21 41 55 21 5 5 11 16 24 21 9 2 10 25 31 -14 49
18 Huddersfield Town 42 12 11 19 45 62 21 8 6 7 27 21 21 4 5 12 18 41 -17 47
19 Coventry City 41 11 12 18 37 56 20 8 7 5 22 20 21 3 5 13 15 36 -19 45
20 Birmingham City 41 11 12 18 31 50 21 6 3 12 17 32 20 5 9 6 14 18 -19 45
21 Derby County 42 11 10 21 31 48 21 6 6 9 16 21 21 5 4 12 15 27 -17 43
22 Rotherham United 39 11 6 22 41 53 20 5 3 12 24 31 19 6 3 10 17 22 -12 39
23 Sheffield Wednesday 42 11 9 22 35 55 21 7 7 7 21 17 21 4 2 15 14 38 -20 36
24 Wycombe Wanderers 42 8 10 24 32 66 21 5 5 11 14 27 21 3 5 13 18 39 -34 34

Norwich City Watford
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
42 21 5 Played P 5 21 42
27 13 4 Won W 1 7 24
9 6 0 Drew D 0 8 10
6 2 1 Lost L 4 6 8
66 35 6 Scored S 3 18 59
31 13 3 Conceded C 6 16 28
93% 90% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 76% 88%
67% 62% 40% Over 1.5 O 1.5 40% 43% 55%
40% 38% 20% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 24% 31%
19% 19% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 10% 17%
7% 10% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 10% 14%
48% 43% 20% BTTS BTTS 40% 38% 38%
43% 52% 80% Clean Sheets C S 0% 38% 48%
17% 14% 0% Failed to Score F T 60% 48% 26%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.2 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.2 1.9 1.9
4 3 1 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
15.2 16.1 13 Shots (avg) S ( 11.2 10.6 11
4.7 4.7 4.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.6 3 3.5
34% 35% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 23% 29% 41%
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 in the second half (17) in Championship
  • Norwich City have the most scored goals in the first half (35) in Championship
  • Norwich City have the the best goal difference (+35) in Championship
  • Watford have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Watford have the fewest conceded goals (16) away in Championship
  • Watford have the fewest conceded goals (28) in Championship
  • Watford have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (10) in Championship

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Bookie Norwich City Draw Watford

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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.