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The Championship clash at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday will see hosts Cardiff City locking horns with Norwich City.
All Cardiff City v Norwich City game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
Cardiff City will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 1-0 FA Cup losing effort in their last game against Nottingham Forest.
In that match, Cardiff City managed 62% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Nottingham Forest had 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Lyle Taylor (3') scored for Nottingham Forest.
It’s not been often in recent games where Cardiff City haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that The Bluebirds have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 12 goals in the process.
Norwich City will go into this meeting following a 2-0 FA Cup win to beat Coventry City in their previous match.
In that game, Norwich City had 62% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Norwich City, the scorers were Kenny McLean (6') and Jordan Hugill (7'). On the other side, Coventry City had 16 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target.
A succession of reliable displays by the Norwich City defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their previous 6 clashes combined. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 8. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 10/09/2016 tells us that Cardiff City have won 2 of these & Norwich City 4, with the tally of draws being 0.
A sum of 18 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 from The Bluebirds and 10 netted by The Canaries. The average goals per game has been 3.
The last league game featuring the two was Championship match day 20 on 19/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Norwich City 2-0 Cardiff City.
In that match, Norwich City managed 61% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Emiliano Buendía (27') and Todd Cantwell (70').
For their opponents, Cardiff City got 10 shots at goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Tim Robinson.
Team News: Cardiff City
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Cardiff City manager Neil Harris to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group. Sol Bamba (Cancer) will miss out.
Team News: Norwich City
Norwich boss Daniel Farke has to currently contend with reduced team options. Xavi Quintillà (Corona virus), Adam Idah (Knee Injury), Michael McGovern (Hamstring Injury) and Aston Oxborough (Achilles tendon surgery) are not able to play.
We’re thinking that Cardiff City might have a difficult job to register a score against this Norwich City side who we reckon should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for Norwich City at full-time.
Little in this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium (33,316)
Captain: Sean Morrison
Chairman: Mehmet Dalman
Manager: Neil Harris
Competitions: Championship position 15, FA Cup (Third Round)
🔑 Star Player: Robert Glatzel
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Robert Glatzel was born in Munich, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for Wacker Burghausen in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has struck 3 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 18 appearances.