Leeds United vs Norwich City Preview
The 2023/24 EFL Championship campaign is not slowing down, with another set of matches awaiting the fans this mid-week, compensating for the games that had to be rescheduled because of the FA Cup. One of the top clashes of the round will take place on Wednesday, January 24, when Leeds United host Norwich City. The kick-off at Elland Road is scheduled for 7:45 pm local time.
The Leeds United vs Norwich City prediction will also be important from the perspective of the standings, with both teams fighting for promotion to the Premier League. The hosts are better-positioned in this regard but they still cannot afford any mistakes.
Leeds United Preview
Leeds United are currently fourth in the EFL Championship with 54 points after 28 matches. Daniel Farke’s men have so far recorded 50 goals in favour and 26 against. As for their recent form, the Whites are approaching the match on Wednesday on the back of three wins and two defeats in the league.
A month ago it was expected that Leeds United would be battling for play-off places at best, but with Ipswich Town experiencing a downturn in form, the second spot that offers automatic promotion looks achievable.
For these reasons, our Leeds United vs Norwich City tips will factor in the added pressure on the hosts.
Norwich City Preview
Norwich City sit eighth in the standings with 41 points and a record of 46 goals scored and 43 conceded. While it may not look like much, the Canaries are just two points below the play-off zone. Their recent form is looking positive with two wins, one draw and two losses.
The Yellows have been one of the most goal-happy teams in the 2023/24 EFL Championship. Thus, only five teams have scored more than David Wagner’s side and only eight teams have conceded more than 43 goals.
While the form of the two teams is comparable, the hosts are still seen as the outright favourites when it comes to the Leeds United vs Norwich City odds.
Betting Tips for Leeds United vs Norwich City
Over 2.5 goals
We have already mentioned that the Canaries are one of the most entertaining teams in the EFL Championship, at least in terms of goals, and our first Leeds United vs Norwich City will be centred around just that. Bet365 gives 1.57 odds on over 2.5 goals at Elland Road.
The stats also hint towards a high-scoring match on Wednesday. For example, there have been at least three goals in four out of Leeds United's five recent league matches. The situation is different for the Canaries with just one high-scoring match in recent weeks, but they will be playing on the road and will need to adapt to the scenario imposed by the hosts.
We should also remember that Jonathan Rowe, Crysencio Summerville, Daniel James – who are among the top goalscorers this season – will be involved in the match, so scoring opportunities are guaranteed to arise.
Both teams to score? Yes
Continuing with the same line of thinking, we expect at least a goal in both nets. The odds on both teams scoring stand at 1.57 on Bet365.
With 26 conceded goals, Leeds United have the second-best defensive record in the 2023/24 EFL Championship. Nevertheless, their recent numbers are not that impressive with just two clean sheets in the last five matches. Norwich City and their solid attack should be able to get the ball over Illan Meslier’s line.
As for the Whites scoring, this goes almost without saying. First of all, they have scored in all home matches bar the goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday on September 2. And second, the Canaries are clearly far from being a defensive team, with 43 conceded goals in total and just one clean sheet in the last five outings.
Leeds United win
While there are positive things to say about the visitors and their recent performances do leave a lot of optimism for the fans, we still see Leeds United getting the full points on Wednesday. Bet365 offer 1.44 odds on a win for the Whites.
Both teams have had bloated calendars recently, but the situation has been worse for the Canaries as they had a FA Cup replay last week whereas Leeds United got proper rest. Moreover, the hosts can realistically push for the second spot in the EFL Championship but that means they are not allowed to drop points in the coming weeks, with Southampton and Ipswich Town still going strong. This should motivate Daniel Farke’s men further.
Finally, if you want to combine this with our previous Leeds United vs Norwich City prediction, then the odds on both teams scoring and the Whites getting the win stand at 2.88 on Bet365.
Please remember to always gamble responsibly. Our Leeds United vs Norwich City tips are only suggestions, not a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement in the end.