Norwich City vs Nottingham Forest: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
A contest worthy of the Premier League takes place at Carrow Road on Boxing Day as two promotion hopefuls meet in the quest for the promised land.
After a shaky start to the season, Norwich boss Daniel Farke has instilled discipline and an impressive determination that has seen Norwich right in the mix for automatic promotion seemingly from nowhere.
As they prepare to welcome playoff hopefuls Nottingham Forest to Carrow Road, they harbour the knowledge that on home soil, they have not been beaten since Stoke City narrowly beat them 1-0 back at the beginning of October.
This Boxing Day clash will almost mark the 10-year anniversary almost to the day when Forest last won a Championship match at Carrow Road so could it be fate in favour of the visitors?
Probably not is the answer even though the Championship is a difficult beast to tame.
However, Forest have an impressive away record this season having lost just the once but are the draw specialists seven stalemates on the road.
Norwich are yet to draw at home this season but considering that is exactly what happened when the pair met at Carrow Road last season and the Tricky Trees penchant for an away draw, we think the best way to go in this one is for a 1-1 share of the spoils.
- The draw and both teams to score
As value goes, the betting sites do not offer much better than this for match outcome betting.
The Canaries have only failed to score at home twice this season whilst Forest boast 19 away goals this campaign which is second only to Norwich.
- A goal after 73:59
Remarkably, five of Norwich’s last ten home goals has come later than the 74th minute making this almost an assured bet.
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Head to Head
Norwich have already enjoyed success over Nottingham Forest this season winning 2-1 at the City Ground back in October.
That win gave the Canaries more points in one game over Forest than they managed over them all last season as a 1-0 loss at Forest in November 2017 was followed up with a 0-0 at Carrow Road in March.
Overall, Norwich have claimed 27 wins over Forest with the Nottingham club just edging it with 28 wins and a total of 17 draws.
- Only Norwich has scored more away goals than Nottingham Forest this season.
- Norwich are the only side in the Championship yet to draw at home this season.
- The pair first met on the 9th January 1915 when Canaries won an FA Cup tie 4-1.
- It has been nearly 10 years to the day (28th December) since Nottingham Forest’s last win at Carrow Road.
- Norwich have already beaten Forest once this season, winning 2-1 at the City Ground in October.