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Norwich - Reading PredictionsFree Daily Soccer Unibet Predictions for Today, December 30, 2022.
Kick-off: 20:45 (GMT+1)
EVENT: Norwich – Reading
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Norwich – Reading Predictions and PREVIEW

  • Steve Weaver and Allan Russell will take charge of Norwich for the first time after being installed as caretaker managers following the sacking of Dean Smith. The former Aston Villa boss was given the boot on Tuesday, just 24 hours after his side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Luton, their third loss in four games (W1).
  • That run of form means the Canaries are now close to slipping out of the playoff places, and are already 15 points off top spot. They can therefore ill-afford to lose further ground in the race for promotion, and a return to Carrow Road for the first of back-to-back home games might not inspire much confidence, given they have only won one of their last seven outings in East Anglia (D2, L4).
  • What will give home supporters some hope is the visit of Reading, whom they have beaten in six of their last eight H2H meetings (D2), including a 7-1 thrashing in 2017, one of only three occasions in which Norwich have scored seven times in the Championship. That does not bode well for the Royals then, whose eight away league defeats this season is also the joint-most in the division.
  • Even so, Paul Ince’s side are still challenging at the right end of the table and sit just outside the play-offs after picking up their third win in four games (L1) by beating Swansea 2-1 on Boxing Day. The manager admits he’s concerned about his side’s game management though, conceding “we need to be a bit braver and move higher ” after they made life hard for themselves by conceding a 71st minute goal in that Boxing Day clash while leading by two.
  • Players to watch: Norwich’s second-top scorer Teemu Pukki is unbeaten in five clashes with Reading (W3, D2), netting three goals in the process. In the opposition attack will be Reading’s Junior Hoilett, back from playing for Canada in the World Cup. He has netted his joint-most career goals against the Canaries, four in ten H2H meetings (W4, D3, L3).
  • Hot streak: The team who scored first has gone on to lose five of Reading’s last seven Championship away games.