Griffin Park

27/01/2018 | 3:00 pm

Norwich City


Griffin Park

27/01/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Ninth versus 13th in this Championship match where just six points separate the sides.

Last time: The last league meeting between these sides in Griffin Park was a dour 0-0 draw on the 31st of December 2016. Norwich’s Robbie Brady was sent off for a straight red card.

This time: Brentford are 10/11 to win, while Norwich are 13/5 and the draw is 11/4.

You might remember: A 3-1 League Cup win for Norwich at Brentford in September 2017 in which two Mario Vrancic goals and a Josh Murphy strike sealed the win.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Brentford have won three of their last five at home, drawing one and losing one – in the FA Cup to Notts County

Just four places divide these sides in the table but while Brentford has been chalking up the wins Norwich’s form has been patchy at best.

Brentford are 10/11 to win this game and are sitting in a healthy position just three points off the playoffs. Boasting a record of being the joint fourth, best-attacking side in the division with forty-two goals scored in twenty-eight matches.

Norwich are 13/5 to come away with the three points but have one of the worst goal scoring records in the league with just twenty-eight goals scored in twenty-eight games. Joint top goal scorer hasn’t scored in seven games in all competitions, since netting a consolation goal in a 2-1 loss at Carrow Road against Brentford in December.

The Draw is 11/4, there has only been one draw in the last ten matches between the two sides.

23/4 for Norwich’s Nelson Oliveira to score the first goal, the Portuguese striker has seven goals this season.

Mario Vrancic is 9/2 to score anytime, the Bosnian has yet to score this season but is due to score a goal.

Match Summary


Look out for:

Striker Lasse Vibe is on a great run of goalscoring form with seven goals in his last eight Championship games, two of which came against the Canaries in December in Carrow Road. He is 13/10 to score the first goal and 16/13 to score anytime.


We fancy:

Brentford to win to nil is 5/2.  The Bees are on a good run and should be looking to make up the ground on the playoff spots.


It’s a long shot, but:

Brentford midfielder Nico Yennaris is 16/1 to score the first goal – the youngster has four goals this season.

Written by Ciro Di Brita

Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.