Norwich City v Sunderland Betting Tips and Odds – 13/08/17

Norwich City v Sunderland Betting Tips and Odds – 13/08/17

Norwich City v Sunderland Betting Tips and Odds

In our Norwich City v Sunderland betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.


It’s a battle between two recent Premier League sides in the Championship on Sunday afternoon, as Daniel Farke’s Norwich City welcome Simon Grayson’s Sunderland to Carrow Road. Norwich City felt it best to change the direction they were going in, putting Borussia Dortmund’s reserve team manager Daniel Farke in charge. He’s seen their first two competitive games unbeaten and there’s hopes he can be a clever choice for Canaries boss. Sunderland were without David Moyes after he got them relegated but the arrival of Simon Grayson has injected a morale boost into the club, as he’s proven himself during previous tenures at Preston and Leeds United. These sides last faced in the Premier League back in 2016, where Sunderland won by three goals to nil.

Youngster Duncan Watmore was one of the scorers in Sunderland’s win over Norwich

Norwich City will take nothing less than a play-off finish this season

There were plenty of ups and downs for Norwich last season which, despite a late surge up the table, resulted in an eighth place finish, missing out on a chance in the play-offs by a big ten point gap. As they climb through places in the dying weeks, their fans began to dream of how it could be a fairtytale ending which sees them snatch a promotion back to the Premier League, but the dream was over when the burst of energy slowly ran down to a halt. Alex Neil eventually departed the club, where he was replaced by Alan Irvine until the summer. Since then, Borussia Dortmund reserve team manager Daniel Farke has taken on the role with a view to taking Norwich in a new direction.

Appointing Daniel Farke as manager has to be linked heavily to the successes of David Wagner, who was also a major figure during Jurgen Klopp’s impressive tenure at Borussia Dortmund, and went on to push Huddersfield Town up to the Premier League against the odds. The chances of Daniel Farke doing the same are unlikely but then again, their squad is far superior to that of The Terriers’, and Farke’s philosophy is yet to be established. There were some major changes to the squad in the summer, with the exits of Jacob Murphy to Newcastle United and Jonny Howson to Middlesbrough coming as the most distressing. A mere £5m has been spent in incoming acquisitions but the club are convinced that they’ll be clever finds.

Wes Hoolahan and Cameron Jerome helped Norwich to their EFL Cup win over Swindon

An immediate return back to the top tier is looking doubtful for Sunderland

Throughout the last campaign, Sunderland’s relegation to the Championship was an practically inevitable issue, eventually being confirmed in the dying weeks of the season. David Moyes was expected to stay and prove his ability to get them back up to the top tier, especially when he was the one that run them down to the bottom of the table in the first place, but he decided that leaving was the best outcome for all involved. Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes was the first candidate, even going as far as having an interview at the club, but eventually making a shocking u-turn where he declared that he’d prefer to stay at Aberdeen and was no longer interested. Sunderland were lucky to get hold of Simon Grayson instead.

Enjoying a year of organisation and a regimented style of play at Preston North End made any thoughts of Simon Grayson leaving the club seem against the odds, but he chose to make the swift challenge lying at Sunderland, where they were gifted to be hiring such a respected football league manager. His first competitive game in charge was a tough tie with Derby, where it ended as a fair 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light. They then faced Bury away from home in the EFL Cup where Black Cats’ fans were unimpressed by their performance despite coming away with a 1-0 win. Grayson has brought in a handful of players for reasonable fees, so he’s going about things the right way.

George Honeyman scored the only goal in Sunderland’s EFL Cup win over Bury


If you want to bet on Norwich City to get a big three points at Carrow Road, odds of 17/20 are available on Bet365. If you think a draw is possible, you can get odds of 14/5 on BetVictor. If you could see Sunderland coming out on top, they’re priced up at 19/5 to win on Betfair.

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