Norwich Meet Brentford in Key Championship Promotion Showdown

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There is a full programme of Championship fixtures across Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Automatic promotion rivals Norwich and Brentford clash on Wednesday in the standout clash in this midweek round of Championship fixtures.

Norwich are top of the standings and seven points clear of second-placed Brentford as they look set for an immediate return to the Premier League.

Avoiding defeat on Wednesday will be the main aim to ensure they maintain a healthy advantage in the final stages of the term.

Brentford, meanwhile, are three points clear of Watford in third and four ahead of fourth-placed Swansea, although the Welsh outfit have two games in hand.

Picking a winner from this encounter at Carrow Road looks difficult, therefore, getting behind both teams to score at 5/7 looks the way to go.

The Bees are the top scorers in the division, netting an impressive 61 times with summer signing Ivan Toney notching a league-high 25 goals.

Norwich also have plenty to offer in attack and have the joint-third highest tally with 47 goals to their name.

Cardiff Closing in on Play-Offs

Cardiff have made a fine start to life under Mick McCarthy and victory at home to Derby on Tuesday will move them into the top-six.

The Bluebirds made a disappointing start to the campaign and they sat 15th when Neil Harris was given the boot in January.

Experienced head McCarthy was quickly named as their new boss and he has overseen a remarkable turnaround.

Ahead of Tuesday’s home meeting with Derby, Cardiff sit eighth and are unbeaten in nine matches, winning six during that sequence.

Victory at the Cardiff City Stadium will move them ahead of Barnsley and Bournemouth into sixth and they offer plenty of value to prevail at 6/5.

Derby have also been improving since Wayne Rooney was appointed on a permanent basis, climbing clear of relegation.

The Rams have lost just two of their last nine Championship engagements but they remain patchy on the road.

Indeed, Derby sit 16th in the away form table, losing seven of their 15 outings, while they have come away on the wrong side of the result in three of their last five on the road.

Forest Finding Form at the Right Time

Nottingham Forest are another club to have benefited from a change in the dugout this campaign, with Chris Hughton drafted in to replace Sabri Lamouchi in October.

Hughton’s arrival didn’t spark an immediate turnaround in the same fashion as McCarthy at Cardiff but the squad do finally seem to be getting to grips with his demands.

Just one loss in the last eight outings has propelled Forest up the standings and they sit 16th, 11 points clear of the bottom three, after embarking on a three game unbeaten streak.

Forest can afford to start looking up the table rather than down in the remaining months of the season and Tuesday’s opponents Luton are in their sights.

Luton have exceeded expectations and also look set for a comfortable finish to the season, sitting one point and two places better off than Forest.

Home form has been key for the Hatters, picking up the majority of their points at Kenilworth Road and they have won just two of their last 11 away fixtures. Forest, who are priced at 1/1, to win on Tuesday have also made their own stadium a fortress of late, losing one of their last seven.

*All odds correct at time of writing

Warren has been employed as a sport journalist for over two decades and as well as years of written experience, has also worked in other areas of the media including radio and television. Football has always been his number one passion, but has also commentated and written on a number of other sports including golf, cricket, tennis and rugby.

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