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Norwich City will be at Riverside Stadium on Saturday for the Championship fixture with hosts Middlesbrough.
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Middlesbrough will play in this fixture following a 0-0 Championship drawn game against Brentford.
In that match, Middlesbrough had 40% possession and 7 shots at goal with 1 on target. Brentford had 8 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Their most recent results reveal that there has been much resilience in the Middlesbrough backline. The Boro have been miserly, resulting in the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their previous 6 matches standing at 1. That trend might not follow through here, of course.
Looking at their past form shows that Middlesbrough:
- haven't beaten Norwich City in their last 4 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 home league matches.
Norwich City will go into the clash after a 1-0 Championship win with the eclipse of Swansea City in their last match.
In that match, Norwich City had 56% possession and 21 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Norwich City was Marco Stiepermann (84'). Swansea City had 19 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
A series of accomplished performances from the Norwich City defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their previous 6 outings combined. During the same period, their own attack force has managed to score 8.
Pre-game facts show that Norwich City:
- have not been beaten by Middlesbrough when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 17/04/2015 tells us that Middlesbrough have won 1 of these & Norwich City 5, with the number of draws being 0.
A combined total of 7 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 1 for The Boro and 6 being from The Canaries. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.17.
The last league meeting between the two was Championship match day 39 on 30/03/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Middlesbrough 0-1 Norwich City.
On that occasion, Middlesbrough managed 40% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 on target.
On the other side, Norwich City got 16 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Onel Hernández (54') scored.
The match was refereed by David Coote.
Team News: Middlesbrough
Grant Hall (Calf Injury) and Ashley Fletcher (Hamstring Injury) will not be taking part for Boro gaffer Neil Warnock.
Team News: Norwich City
Norwich boss Daniel Farke has to currently contend with reduced team options. Grant Hanley (Hamstring Injury), Josh Martin (Back Injury), Kieran Dowell (Ankle Surgery), Onel Hernández (Tear in the abductor muscle), Sam Byram (Hamstring Injury) and Aston Oxborough (Achilles tendon surgery) are not able to play. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Moritz Leitner and Josip Drmic.
We’ve got the feeling that Norwich City and Middlesbrough may both struggle to make a breakthrough here.
We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive game with a 0-0 scoreline when the referee blows the final whistle.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Riverside Stadium (34,742)
Chairman: Steve Gibson
Manager: Neil Warnock
Competitions: Championship position 7
🔑 Key Man: Chuba Akpom
Normally played in the Striker position, Chuba Akpom was born in London, England. Having played his first senior match for Arsenal in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 2 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 8 appearances.