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Norwich City will be the visitors at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday for the Championship game with home team Derby County.
All Derby County v Norwich City match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below including the latest game odds.
Derby County will be hoping to bounce back here after the 3-1 Championship defeat last time out to Reading.
In that match, Derby County managed 45% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Derby County was Tom Lawrence (79'). Reading got 6 shots at goal with 5 on target. Michael Olise (45'), George Puşcaş (57') and Lucas João (84') scored for Reading.
Over their past 6 games, Wayne Rooney's Derby County have hit the target 5 times giving them an average number of goals per match equal to 0.83.
Their past results show that Derby County:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Norwich City in their previous 5 games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Norwich City head into the match following on from a 7-0 Championship win with the defeat of Huddersfield Town in their last match.
In that game, Norwich City had 68% possession and 22 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. For Norwich City, the goalscorers were Teemu Pukki (8', 20', 61'), Emiliano Buendía (23'), Todd Cantwell (29'), Kieran Dowell (42') and Jordan Hugill (79'). For their opponents, Huddersfield Town had 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
In their previous six clashes, Norwich City have bagged the sum of 16 goals. The Canaries have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, they’ve had 3 goals scored by their opponents. That sort of trend won’t necessarily follow through here, of course.
Taking a look at their past results, Norwich City:
- have left without a victory over Derby County when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. Not good.
- are undefeated by Derby County when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 02/01/2017 shows us that Derby County have won 3 of these & Norwich City 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A combined total of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 9 of them from The Rams and 9 being from The Canaries. The average goals per game has been 3.
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Championship match day 4 on 03/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Norwich City 0-1 Derby County.
In that match, Norwich City managed 66% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target.
Derby County had 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Rooney (87') scored.
The referee was Stuart Attwell.
Team News: Derby County
Curtis Davies (Achilles tendon rupture) and Krystian Bielik (Torn knee ligament) will not be able to play for Derby gaffer Wayne Rooney.
Team News: Norwich City
Norwich boss Daniel Farke has to currently contend with reduced team options. Adam Idah (Unknown Injury) and Aston Oxborough (Achilles tendon surgery) will not be playing here.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Derby County might well have a job on their hands to get anything against this Norwich City team who we think will end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
Our tip is therefore for a hard-fought 0-1 winning score for Norwich City at full-time.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Pride Park Stadium (33,597)
Captain: David Marshall
Chairman: Mel Morris
Manager: Wayne Rooney
Competitions: Championship position 19
⭐ Star Player: Lee Gregory
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Lee Gregory was born in Sheffield, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Mansfield Town in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 4 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 17 appearances.