Championship Focus

Southampton v Norwich Preview

Norwich had the most complete performance of any side in the first round of games as they dominated the game against Hull. They had the challenge of coming back from a goal down and continued to the final minute, where they got the winner.

With so much flux in clubs, the feeling I am getting is that Norwich manager Wagner has got this team playing how he wants them to and that they are playing as a team. They have a reasonably talented team, which is also important.

As a relegated club, Southampton are experiencing a turnover in squad personnel, with Ward-Prowse the latest player to leave. This will be a big loss and add to the flux. Manager Russell Martin will also be looking to implement his own style of play within this change, which will bring its own challenges.

Southampton still have a defense that they got relegated with and a confidence issue from getting relegated. They have the challenge of only having two wins at home last season.

These are the main factors that indicate to me that Norwich are the true favorites for this game.

The blog is backing:

Norwich -1 (11.0 €20), Norwich 2-0 half time (30.0, €20) and Norwich -2 (33.0, €11).

Other bets:

Birmingham HT/FT (6.0, €30)

Huddersfield Score four and Win (50.0 €15), TNHT (36.0, €5)