Norwich City will look to make it four wins in a row when they take on Sunderland in the EFL Championship. The Canaries sit sixth in the league table and are five-match unbeaten. Sunderland, on the other hand, have lost three matches in a row and will be eyeing at least a point from this game. We now look at some of the stats that could predict the outcome of the match.
Norwich City have won 16, drawn seven, and lost 12 matches this season. The Canaries have been inconsistent, but have managed to find the winning touch in the last few games. Norwich City have registered 51 goals and conceded 39. They average 1.45 xG per match. By looking at the above pizza chart we can observe that Norwich City are ranked highly among other teams in the EFL Championship. They have shown domination in attack and have been effective with passing the ball.
Sunderland, on the other hand, are sitting at the mid-table. They are far away from the relegation zone and are assured of playing in the EFL Championship next season. The Black Cats have won 13, drawn ten, and lost 12 matches this season. They have netted 50 goals and conceded 43. Sunderland have a decent average xG rate of 1.36. The pizza chart of the team shows that Sunderland are ranked above average and have performed decently this season.
Norwich City’s recent dominance
Norwich City are on a five-match unbeaten streak. The Canaries have collected 13 points in these five matches. Overall Norwich City creates 30.54 positional attacks and 1.66 counterattacks per match. They take 12.8 shots and have a 35.5% accuracy rate. In the last five matches, the team averages 31.4 positional attacks and they have taken 12.2 shots per match. Norwich City have been clinical in finding the back of the net.
In the last match despite scoring three goals, Norwich City failed to create enough box penetrations. They progressed with the ball more on the left flank. However, the Canaries were more effective from the right side.
Sunderland’s poor form in defence
Sunderland have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last four games and have conceded ten goals. They conceded five in the last match against Stoke City. By looking at the above viz we can observe that Sunderland have even given away a penalty. In return, the team has only scored four goals and collected a single point.
Gabriel Sara made a big money move from Sao Paulo to Norwich City in the summer. He is finally delivering some match-winning performances in the season. The 23-year-old has made 29 appearances for the Canaries in the EFL Championship this season. Sara has netted five goals and also has four assists to his name. In the last five league matches, Sara has scored three goals from seven shot attempts. He has scored a goal each in the last two matches and will look to add more in this fixture.
Josh Sargent is once again expected to miss the match alongside Kieran Dowell. There are no fresh injury concerns.
Sunderland are still without their top scorer Ross Stewart. They do not have any new injury concerns in the team.
According to the 1×2 betting odds, Norwich City are the favourites to win the match. They have a high odds rate of 1.87. Sunderland are the least favourites to win the game and have a high odds rate of 4.19. As per the over/under lines, the overlines might thrive as Norwich City are in good form in front of the goal.
Norwich City are the in-form team and favourites to win the match. Sunderland are struggling currently and it will be tough for them to take a point from this fixture.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine