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Saturday’s FA Cup schedule brings us Norwich City
up against Manchester United
. Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Norwich City v Manchester United are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Norwich City will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 0-1 Premier League losing effort in their last game against Everton. In that match, Norwich City had 45% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Everton had 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Michael Keane (55') was the scorer for Everton.
A common aspect of recent Norwich City games is the high number of scores with a nil in them. From their prior six clashes leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would have been a loser. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, however.
Manchester United come into this game following a 3-0 Premier League win to defeat Sheffield United in their most recent fixture. In that match, Manchester United managed 68% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Manchester United was Anthony Martial (7', 44', 74'). Sheffield United had 4 shots at goal with 1 on target.
A sequence of hard-working displays from the Manchester United defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 2 from their past 6 clashes overall. In that period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 15.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 28/12/2013 shows that Norwich City have won 1 of them and Manchester United 5, with the tally of drawn matches being 0.
A total of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 3 of them from The Canaries and 14 coming from The Red Devils. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Premier League match day 22 on 11/01/2020 when it finished Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City. In that match, Manchester United had 60% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Goals were scored by Marcus Rashford (27', 52'), Anthony Martial (54') and Mason Greenwood (76'). At the other end, Norwich City got 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The match was refereed by Anthony Taylor.
Team News: Norwich City
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all before this match with a completely injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Manchester United
With a fully injury-free squad to choose from, Manchester United manager Ole Solskjær doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all before this match.
Our feeling is that Norwich City may well find it hard to hit the back of the net against this Manchester United side who should just have the edge. We’re therefore anticipating a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for Manchester United at the end of the match. Hoping for a good game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Carrow Road (27,244)
Captain: Grant Hanley
Chairman: Delia Smith & Michael Wynn-Jones
Manager: Daniel Farke
Competitions: Premier League position 20, FA Cup (Sixth Round)
⭐ Key Player: Teemu Pukki
Mostly used in the Striker position, Teemu Pukki was born in Kotka, Finland. After having played his first senior match for KooTeePee in the 2006 season, the accomplished Forward has got 11 league goals in the Premier League 2019 - 2020 season to date coming from a total of 29 appearances.