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The two sides are preparing for FA Cup action happening on Saturday when Norwich City meet Coventry City.
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Norwich City will be looking for another win after a 1-0 Championship success over Barnsley.
In that match, Norwich City managed 66% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for Norwich City was Emiliano Buendía (62'). On the other side, Barnsley got 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Their more recent scorelines really do illustrate the point that there has been much resilience in the Norwich City backline. The Canaries have been stingy, with the number of goals that have gone in at their end during their last 6 games standing at 4.
Coventry City will go into this game following on from a 1-2 Championship win to beat Millwall in their previous outing.
In that game, Coventry City managed 51% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Coventry City was Gustavo Hamer (26'). At the other end, Millwall got 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Jake Cooper (20' Own goal) and Jed Wallace (74') scored for Millwall.
It is worth noting that Coventry City have made hard work of scoring goals over their previous six games, contributing the poor return of only 4. In those matches, The Sky Blues have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 5. It will be interesting to see if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 09/08/2008, there has been little between the sides with Norwich City winning 2 of those games, Coventry City 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
An aggregate of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 12 for The Canaries and 9 netted by The Sky Blues. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The previous league encounter between the two was Championship match day 14 on 28/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Norwich City 1-1 Coventry City.
In that game, Norwich City had 63% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Mario Vrančić (27').
At the other end, Coventry City got 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Maxime Biamou (89') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Keith Stroud.
Team News: Norwich City
Sam Byram (Hamstring Injury), Adam Idah (Knee Injury) and Aston Oxborough (Achilles tendon surgery) are unavailable for Norwich boss Daniel Farke.
Team News: Coventry City
From a largely available squad, there is just the lone fitness issue for the Coventry City gaffer Mark Robins to be concerned with. Jodi Jones (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We’re thinking that Norwich City can and should see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
Conversely, Coventry City won’t find it easy to score a goal of their own but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be pulling one back during this clash, too.
Accordingly, we see a 3-1 win for Norwich City by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Carrow Road (27,359)
Captain: Grant Hanley
Chairman: Delia Smith & Michael Wynn-Jones
Manager: Daniel Farke
Competitions: Championship position 1, FA Cup (Third Round)
⭐ Key Player: Emiliano Buendía
Mostly playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Emiliano Buendía was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for Getafe in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has contributed 7 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 19 appearances.