Championship league leaders Norwich City welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Carrow Road this afternoon.
Can the Canaries maintain their one point lead at the top?
Daniel Farke’s Norwich City will be looking to maintain their narrow lead at the top of the Championship this afternoon as they face Sheffield Wednesday.
The Canaries are one of the form sides in the Championship coming into this one, taking fifteen points from their last eight matches, but they were stung last week by Luton Town, The Hatters securing a shock 3-1 win at Kenilworth Road.
The side should be boosted by the return of star man Teemu Pukki, with the Finnish striker having missed the last few games through injury.
Their opponents, Sheffield Wednesday find themselves in the relegation zone, having taken only nine points from their 15 matches played, although this includes a deduction of 6 points after breaching the Football League’s after breaching Profitability and Sustainability Rules.
After a dismal start under Gary Monk, the former Swansea and Leeds manager was given the sack, and veteran Tony Pulis has come in to take charge.
The former Stoke City manager has actually steadied the ship somewhat, albeit in typical Pulis fashion with four of the last five games ending in low scoring draws.
In fact the Owls have managed to find the net only three times in their last eight Championship fixtures.
It should come as no surprise that the bookmakers make Norwich 5/6 favourites for the three points today, and its a price I personally would have expected to be much shorter.
The Sheffield Wednesday away win can be backed at 4/1, while the draw is available at 5/2.
The Canaries themselves are having trouble finding the net at home in recent games, scoring only once in their last three home games at Carrow Road.
The return of Pukki should give Farke’s side a boost however, and we’re all over the home win, even at that price of 5/6.