Norwich City vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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All four of the goals in the previous meeting between this pair were scored in the second half and Al Hain-Cole expects more late action on Friday

Norwich City could have the chance to seal promotion to the Premier League when they welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Carrow Road on Friday.

Seven points clear of third place with four games remaining, Daniel Farke's men will return to the top flight should they win and Sheffield United lose at home to Nottingham Forest.

Latest odds

Having run out 4-0 winners in November's reverse encounter at Hillsborough, they are priced at 51/100 (1.51) with SportPesa to fulfill their side of the bargain with a victory here.

The Owls still have their own faint hopes of a play-off spot as they sit six points adrift of the top six, and are on offer at 51/10 (6.10) to pull off an impressive win against the leaders.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce

The hosts' promotion push has stumbled slightly after draws in their last two matches, and you can get odds of 17/5 (4.20) on them being held to another frustrating stalemate in this one.

Team news

Emiliano Buendia is suspended for Norwich and the on-loan Jordan Rhodes is ineligible to face his parent club, although Louis Thompson and Carlton Morris are both in contention after returning from injury.

Barry Bannan, Dominic Iorfa, Rolando Aarons and Josh Onomah will all hope to return following injury, while Sam Hutchinson should be available after recovering from illness.

Late action

Norwich Sheffield Wednesday graphic

Although they eventually ran out comfortable 4-0 winners in the previous meeting with this opposition, the Canaries were forced to remain patient in a match that was goalless at half-time.

This trend for late action has continued for Norwich, who have scored each of their last four goals within the final 10 minutes of matches and struck before half-time in just one of their last four games.

Similarly, Steve Bruce's men have only found the net in the first half once in their previous four fixtures, and hit only eight first-half goals in 16 matches.

Predictions

All in all, odds of 20/23 (1.87) look like the best bet on the majority of goalmouth action unfolding in the second 45 minutes.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Highest-scoring half: second at 20/23 (1.87) for a 2.5pt stake with SportPesa SportPesa Footer Update £50 free bet

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