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Norwich City head to Oakwell Stadium on Saturday for the Championship fixture with hosts Barnsley.
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Barnsley won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Preston North End.
In that game, Barnsley managed 52% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Preston North End had 8 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Jordan Storey (38') and Ched Evans (49') scored for Preston North End.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Barnsley have taken part. Regarding the goal split from this period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 5 while The Tykes managed the sum of 6.
Their prior results show that Barnsley:
- haven't won against Norwich City in their last 4 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Norwich City come into this clash after a 4-1 Championship win over Reading in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Norwich City managed 63% possession and 23 shots at goal with 12 of them on target. For Norwich City, the scorers were Kieran Dowell (30', 64'), Xavi Quintillà (78') and Teemu Pukki (85'). Reading got 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Josh Laurent (12') was the scorer for Reading.
Proving their involvement in productive matches, goals have been celebrated 22 times in the previous 6 matches in which Norwich City have taken to the pitch, making it an average of 3.67 goals for each fixture. Their opponents have got 6 of these goals. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, of course.
Taking a look at their past results, Norwich City:
- are winless against Barnsley in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 8 away league matches. Travelling very well.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 10/12/2016, there has been little between the sides with Barnsley winning 2 of those games, Norwich City 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 11 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 5 of them from The Tykes and 6 belonging to The Canaries. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
Team News: Barnsley
There is just the lone fitness concern for the Barnsley gaffer Valérien Ismaël to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group. Ben Williams (Cruciate Ligament Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Norwich City
Norwich boss Daniel Farke has to choose a team with limited availability. Adam Idah (Unknown Injury) and Aston Oxborough (Achilles tendon surgery) will miss out on this game. Dimitrios Giannoulis is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We envisage that Norwich City and Barnsley could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. Our tip is therefore for a hard-fought 1-1 score draw at the end of this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Oakwell Stadium (23,287)
Captain: Alex Mowatt
Chairman: Chien Lee & Paul Conway
Manager: Valérien Ismaël
Competitions: Championship position 6
⭐ Key Man: Cauley Woodrow
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Cauley Woodrow was born in Hemel Hempstead, England. After having played his first senior match for Southend United in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 11 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 41 appearances.