Norwich City vs MillwallEngland Championship, KO: 12:00 Aug 20, 2023, Carrow Road
Norwich City host Millwall in a Championship fixture on Sunday as they look to maintain their fine start to the season. The Canaries are yet to taste defeat across all competitions and should be too strong for Millwall, who have found things difficult this term.
Norwich City are enjoying a fine start to the season as they are yet to taste defeat after three matches across all competitions. They began their Championship campaign with a 2-1 home victory over Hull City before playing out a 4-4 draw at Southampton last weekend.
The Canaries have also enjoyed some early progress in the EFL Cup as they picked up a 1-0 victory at QPR on Wednesday with Jon Rowe getting the only goal. That result will be particularly pleasing to manager David Wagner as it was their first clean sheet of the season having conceded five goals in their opening two Championship matches.
Norwich City’s performances this season is a continuation of their fine showings in preseason as they are unbeaten in nine matches, claiming five wins. The key thing will be to build on the home win over Hull City after failing to win any of their last five matches at Carrow Road towards the end of last season.
While Norwich City are enjoying a fine start to season. Millwall have looked erratic so far. They began on a bright enough note, claiming a 1-0 victory at Middlesbrough but it has been all downhill ever since, losing their last two matches.
Millwall followed up their opening day victory with a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Reading in the EFL Cup. Gary Rowett’s men were then edged out 1-0 by Bristol City in their previous Championship fixture.
A bit of good news for Millwall ahead of their trip to Carrow Road is that the last two defeats have been at home as they appear to do better on their travels. They have won their last two away matches in the Championship and will be particularly keen to channel their performance at Middlesbrough on the opening day.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Norwich City have a 14-5 advantage with nine draws from 28 previous matches against Millwall. The Canaries did the double over their rivals last season, claiming a 2-0 victory at Carrow Road before winning 3-2 in the reverse fixture back in March.
Players to watch
Jon Rowe has been the standout player for Norwich City in the early stages of the season, scoring in all three matches so far. The young forward is priced at 7/2 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run on Sunday.
If Millwall are going to get their campaign back on track, they will need last season’s top scorer Tom Bradshaw to rediscover his scoring touch quickly. The striker was on target in the March meeting with Norwich City and is priced at 7/2 by bet365 to find the net in Sunday.
Anything else catch the eye?
It was a five-goal thriller in the last meeting between Norwich City and Millwall and with neither side looking convincing at the back this season, another open encounter could be on the cards. Over 3.5 goals is priced at 13/5 by BetVictor, over 2.5 goals is valued at evens with William Hill while bet365 is offering odds of 5/6 on both teams to score.
Norwich City have scored in both halves in their two Championship fixtures so far and can be set for a similar outcome on Sunday at 9/4 with bet365.
This England Championship match between Norwich City and Millwall will be played on Aug 20, 2023 and kick off at 12:00. Check below for our tipsters best Norwich City vs Millwall prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.