This weekend’s domestic football league action gets underway tonight with the traditional live Championship game and on this occasion, it brings together third place Norwich City against eighth place Birmingham City at Carrow Road. Both teams are winless since Christmas and Norwich have not won their last four in the league overall and Birmingham have failed to win their last three. Norwich have experienced most of the success in this corresponding league fixture winning six of the last ten and four of the last six.
Back on home soil and with the chance to move back in to the automatic promotion places, at least until second place Sheffield Utd play tomorrow, i think the Canaries will continue their good record at Carrow Road against Birmingham and collect all three points. Looking ahead to tomorrows Premier League fixtures and the live lunchtime kick-off is a top half of the table clash between eleventh place Wolves and eighth place Leicester City at the Molinueax Stadium.
From a betting perspective I would consider opposing Wolves as Leicester have performed well on the road over the last ten games. I also think it will be a low scoring game as both teams are usually solid defensively so backing Under 2.5 Goals is also worth considering or if you are searching for a higher return you could consider backing the Match Double of Leicester City Win and Under 3.5 Goals.
From the 3pm kick-offs I think the game between Bournemouth and West Ham will produce plenty of goals again so backing BTTS and Over 3.5 Goals is worth considering. Liverpool will aim to maintain their four point lead over nearest rivals Manchester City against fourteenth place Crystal Palace at Anfield and this is far from a gimme for the Reds as Palace manager Roy Hodgson masterminded a 2-3 league win against Manchester City at the Etihad this season just before Christmas.
Manchester United should continue their winning run against Brighton at Old Trafford and if they do and Arsenal beat Chelsea at the Emirates in their blockbuster tea-time clash at 5.30pm, both United and the Gunners will close the gap on fourth place Chelsea to three points. Finally, I think the game between seventh place Watford and fifteenth place Burnley at Vicarage Road will produce goals as most of their previous corresponding league games have and backing Over 2.5 Goals should return a profit.