Norwich v Sheffield Utd26/01/2019 15:00
Rotherham v Leeds26/01/2019 15:00
Yes, Norwich are in my bets again. I know, betting on your own team is never wise. But, I love the value in this result coming in. Norwich played brilliantly against Birmingham last time out in their 3-1.
Meanwhile, Sheffield United lost 1-0 to Swansea on the road. This is a huge game for both as Sheffield United sit just three points below Norwich. I feel like Norwich can get another win this Saturday, but a clean sheet seems unlikely with the way they have been defending.
Norwich controlled the game beautifully in the second half against Birmingham, but that is not usually the case. Most of the time, Norwich switch off and concede a goal or two as the game goes on. But, they also love to score late winning goals and goals in general as they sit as the second-best attack in the league.
Sheffield United are a tough team to breakdown, but Norwich have looked so clinical in recent matches that I do not see them struggling for too long. They have scored three or more goals in their last six home matches in a row, but they have also conceded 14 goals in that time.
Sheffield United have won three, lost one and drawn one of their last five away matches. But, they have faced weaker opposition in those earlier wins, beating Reading, Brentford and Wigan while losing to Swansea and drawing against Ipswich.
Norwich have drawn three, lost one and won one of their last five matches. But, both teams have scored in eight of their last ten matches. Also, they have seen BTS and won in eight matches this season. This could end in a draw, but if Norwich plays as they did against Birmingham, this result has pretty good value.
Will Leeds take all three points in this must-win game for them? Leeds have struggled on the road recently, but they have also been reduced to ten men in both of their last away losses. Meanwhile, Rotherham have lost four of their last five matches while beating Preston 2-1 at home a few weeks ago.
Rotherham lost their last match to Brentford 4-2, and they are actually quite a tough team to beat at the New York Stadium. However, they have conceded nine goals in their last three home matches and that will be cause for concern against a dangerous Leeds side.
Rotherham have a fine scoring record at home this season, only failing to score twice. They have scored two goals in each of their last two home matches and I can see them getting a goal against this Leeds defence that has been leaking recently.
Leeds have conceded eight goals in their last three away matches, but they do still have a great defence. I just feel like the pressure and Rotherham’s good record scoring record at home will play into a goal or two for the hosts.
But, I still think Leeds will win this game as they look to get an important three points for their promotion hopes. Leeds have seen both teams score in ten of their away matches this season, and I feel like they will concede with their key defender (Pontus Jansson) suspended for this match.
Steven is the product manager on BettingLounge and is an experienced iGaming writer who has been working in the industry since 2018.