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Preston North End will arrive at Carrow Road on Saturday for the Championship clash with home team Norwich City.
All Norwich City v Preston North End match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Norwich City, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Championship success versus Huddersfield Town.
In that game, Norwich City had 52% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Norwich City was Adam Idah (80'). Huddersfield Town got 7 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Norwich City haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that The Canaries have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 15 goals along the way. That sort of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, however.
Coming into this clash, Norwich City have not won at home in their last 5 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
Preston North End
Preston North End go into this match following on from a 1-2 EFL Cup win against Derby County in their last match.
In that game, Preston North End had 58% possession and 16 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Preston North End, the goals were scored by Tom Barkhuizen (79') and Daniel Johnson (90'). Derby County got 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Jason Knight (51') scored for Derby County.
A series of effective performances by the Preston North End defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their previous 6 outings overall. In that period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 9.
Pre-game facts show that Preston North End:
- haven't won against Norwich City in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings dating back to 17/04/2017 shows us that Norwich City have won 3 of them and Preston North End 1, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A combined total of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 11 for The Canaries and 7 belonging to The Lilywhites. The average goals per game has been 3.
Team News: Norwich City
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match owing to a completely injury-free group available for selection.
We are thinking that The Canaries may well go for a 4-2-3-1 system for this game featuring Tim Krul, Xavi Quintilla, Benjamin Matthew Godfrey, Christoph Zimmermann, Max Aarons, Oliver Skipp, Kenny McLean, Przemyslaw Placheta, Kieran Dowell, Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki.
Team News: Preston North End
With a completely healthy group to choose from, Preston North End manager Alex Neil has zero fitness worries at all before this match.
We’re of the thinking that The Lilywhites might make use of a 4-2-3-1 lineup by sending out Connor Ripley, Alan Browne, Patrick Bauer, Ben Davies, Andrew Hughes, Ben Pearson, Ryan Ledson, Tom Barkhuizen, Paul Gallagher, Scott Sinclair and Sean Maguire.
We’ve got the feeling that Norwich City will most probably get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
Conversely, Preston North End could well find it tough getting on the scoresheet but do we see them managing to get on the scoresheet, too.
Our tip is for a pretty comfortable 3-1 margin for Norwich City when all’s said and done.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Carrow Road (27,359)
Captain: Grant Hanley
Chairman: Delia Smith & Michael Wynn-Jones
Manager: Daniel Farke
Competitions: Championship position 7