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Manchester City play host to visiting rivals Norwich City at Etihad Stadium in the Premier League match on Sunday.
All Manchester City v Norwich City match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Manchester City are hoping to win again following a 0-4 Premier League triumph over Watford.
In that game, Manchester City had 77% possession and 26 attempts at goal with 10 on target. For Manchester City, the scorers were Raheem Sterling (31', 40'), Phil Foden (63') and Aymeric Laporte (66').
A common characteristic of recent Manchester City games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their prior sextet of matches before this one, in 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would've lost.
Their previous form shows that Manchester City:
- have not registered a win against Norwich City in their previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 10 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Burnley in Premier League action, Norwich City will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Norwich City had 42% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Norwich City was Ben Godfrey (80' Own goal). Burnley got 23 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Chris Wood (45') scored for Burnley.
The attacking players from Norwich City have been starved of goals over their previous six games, netting the disappointing return of only 1. In those fixtures, The Canaries have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 14. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Their past results show that Norwich City:
- have not beaten Manchester City in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 11 matches in the league. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings dating back to 02/11/2013 shows us that Manchester City have won 3 of these games & Norwich City 1, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A sum of 18 goals were produced between them in this period, with 14 of them from The Citizens and 4 being from The Canaries. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
Team News: Manchester City
Zack Steffen (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Philippe Sandler (Knee Surgery), Sergio Agüero (Knee Injury) and Pedro Porro (Ill) won’t be able to feature for Man City gaffer Pep Guardiola.
It seems likely that The Citizens will possibly use a 4-3-3 formation for this game, beginning the first half with Ederson Moraes, Benjamin Mendy, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Joao Cancelo, David Silva, Ilkay Gündogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden.
Team News: Norwich City
Due to a completely healthy squad to pick from, Norwich City manager Daniel Farke doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
We reckon that The Canaries could decide to play in a 4-2-3-1 lineup, starting Tim Krul, Max Aarons, Timm Klose, Benjamin Matthew Godfrey, Jamal Lewis, Alexander Tettey, Kenny McLean, Todd Cantwell, Marco Stiepermann, Onel Hernandez and Teemu Pukki.
We believe that Norwich City are capable enough to get a goal against this Manchester City side, although that possibly won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our selection here is for a narrow 2-1 win for Manchester City at the end of the 90 minutes. Hopefully this is a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Etihad Stadium (55,017)
Captain: David Silva
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Competitions: Premier League position 2, League Cup (Final), FA Community Shield (Community Shield)
🔑 Star Man: Gabriel Jesus
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Gabriel Jesus was born in São Paulo, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Palmeiras in the 2015 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 13 league goals in the Premier League 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 33 appearances.