Norwich City play host to the visiting Birmingham City at Carrow Road in the Championship meeting on Tuesday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Norwich City v Birmingham City, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Norwich City are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-2 Championship success over Rotherham United.
In that match, Norwich City had 63% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Norwich City was Jordan Hugill (90'). Rotherham United got 14 shots at goal with 3 on target. Freddie Ladapo (3') and Michael Ihiekwe (69' Own goal) scored for Rotherham United.
It has been seldom in recent times where Norwich City haven’t conceded. The reality is that The Canaries have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 8 goals along the way.
Their previous form shows that Norwich City:
- have not lost a league tie with Birmingham City in their last 5 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 7 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
After tasting defeat last time out to Sheffield Wednesday in Championship competition, Birmingham City and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Birmingham City had 57% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Sheffield Wednesday got 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Barry Bannan (49') scored for Sheffield Wednesday.
The attacking players from Birmingham City have been starved of goals in their past 6 clashes, netting the unsatisfactory return of only 3. In those fixtures, The Blues have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 4. That pattern might not be continued into this game, of course.
Looking at their past form shows that Birmingham City:
- have not emerged victorious against Norwich City when they have played them away from home in the previous 7 matches in the league. Not good.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 8 league matches. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head clashes dating back to 27/08/2016 shows us that Norwich City have won 4 of these games and Birmingham City 1, with the number of draws being 1.
A combined sum of 16 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 10 for The Canaries and 6 coming from The Blues. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
Team News: Norwich City
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this clash with a fully injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Birmingham City
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka has zero fitness concerns to report before this game.
We envisage that Norwich City will most probably get the win and a possible clean sheet when they play Birmingham City, who might well find it difficult getting on the scoresheet.
We reckon that it will be a decent 2-0 winning score for Norwich City at full-time.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Carrow Road (27,359)
Captain: Grant Hanley
Chairman: Delia Smith & Michael Wynn-Jones
Manager: Daniel Farke
Competitions: Championship position 17