This might just be the pick of the midweek fixtures in the Championship and it is a stern test of just how far this Wolves side has come. They suffered a shock defeat at QPR on Saturday and will be keen to return to the West Midlands with something here. Overall there looks to be value in backing both teams to score.
Wolves are a positive side and you sense they believe they can beat anyone in this division on any given day if they perform to their capabilities. They’ve netted 1.79 goals per game this season, which is the second best goal-scoring record in the league, and 1.71 per game on the road. They’ve netted at least once in 86% of their Championship outings but they have on occasions seemed vulnerable at the back. They’ve conceded twice in 3 of their last 6 away games with 2 of the last 3 ending in defeat so it’s clear they are far from the finished article.
Norwich’s good run came to an end at the weekend as they lost at home to Derby. They were unbeaten in 8 league games prior to that but they’ve been struggling a little at home. The likes of Burton and Hull have picked up draws at Carrow Road over the past couple of months but they should have a bit more space to play in here, with Wolves likely to commit more bodies forward than those sides.
Overall it’s a tough one to call, with the bookies struggling to decide upon a favourite. It’s hard to see either side totally dominating the game and we should see opportunities at both ends of the pitch. Going for both teams to score at 8/11 could be worth a shout.
If you fancy a goalscorer bet, going for Leo Bonatini to score anytime might be the way to go. The Wolves striker netted again in the weekend defeat to QPR and has 5 goals in his last 4 Championship appearances.