Norwich will stay up, just – but it’s curtains for Charlton, Plymouth and Southampton!

It has got to that stage of the season when everyone is starting to look at everyone’s run in. Whether you are vying for promotion or desperate to avoid relegation, who the teams around you are playing seems to suddenly become very significant.

This is definitely the case for Norwich who currently sit in the bottom three of the Championship. In fact, it could actually be other teams failures rather ran Norwich’s successes that determine whether Bryan Gunn’s men stay up or not.

With this in mind, I decided to spend 20 minutes going through the BBC Predictor to see how the Championship table might look come the end of the season. Now, this isn’t something you should base your football betting on, because who has the ability to predict results in this league exactly?

However, it does make me feel slightly better about everything. I was rather pessimistic (or so I thought) about Norwich’s results and we still managed to stay up! The bottom half of my final league table is below, but before looking at that, let me make you aware of where Norwich got our points from in the remaining games.

Burnley (H) 1 Point

Coventry (H) 3 Points

Blackpool (A) 1 Point

Plymouth (H) 3 Points

Sheff Wed (H) 3 Points

Watford (H) 3 Points

Ipswich (A) 1 Point

Reading (H) 1 Point

This gives us a total of 48 points, which will be enough according to my predictions! (Yes, I’m aware my predictions could be completely wrong, but it gives us a little bit of hope!)

17th Sheffield Wednesday – 51 points           

18th Nottingham Forest – 50 points

19th Norwich – 48 points

20th Watford – 47 points

21st Barnsley – 46 points

22nd Southampton – 45 points

23rd Plymouth – 44 points

24th Charlton – 36 points

Overall, it is going to be close and considering that we travel to Charlton, Forest host Southampton and Plymouth play Barnsley on the final day, it could be a very interesting finale!

Hopefully though, we will have just about enough. There is no doubt that it is all about the home fixtures. I only expect us to get two points away from home in the last few fixtures and that means the games against Coventry, Plymouth, Sheffield Wednesday and Watford are particularly crucial.

Something I have been surprised about is that some football odds still expect us to avoid the drop despite our current league position. Someone else out there must have hope!

City ‘Till I Die

By Thomas Rooney – a sports writer for Betfair – check them out for the latest on the Cheltenham Festival

Filed Under: Football League


About the Author: A Norwich City fan who still loves Grant Holt, just. When I visit Fortress Carrow Road I can usually be found in the Jarrold Stand with a cornish pasty in one hand and a kit-kat in the other.

RSSComments (0)

Trackback URL

Leave a Reply