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QPR visit Carrow Road on Saturday for the Championship fixture with home team Norwich City.
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Norwich City will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-3 Championship success over Cardiff City.
In that game, Norwich City managed 54% possession and 20 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For Norwich City, the goalscorers were Christian Fassnacht (22') and Adam Idah (84'). For their opponents, Cardiff City got 13 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Josh Bowler (39'), Callum Robinson (43') and Ryan Wintle (82' Own goal) scored for Cardiff City.
Fixtures featuring Norwich City have often been lively encounters recently with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past six clashes, a grand total of 23 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 9 of those being chalked up by Norwich City. That sort of trend might not be continued into this match, however.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Norwich City:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Queens Park Rangers in their previous 6 matches.
- are winless against Queens Park Rangers in their last 2 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league matches.
Queens Park Rangers
In their previous game, QPR drew 0-0 in the Championship tie with Bristol City.
In that game, Queens Park Rangers managed 50% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target. On the other side, Bristol City got 7 shots on goal with 2 on target.
It has become apparent that QPR have been starved of goals over their last 6 clashes, recording the disappointing return of only 3. In those matches, The R's have also seen the collective goal aggregate against them equal 11.
Pre-game facts show that Queens Park Rangers:
- haven't won against Norwich City when having played them away from home in the previous 8 matches in the league. A very poor run of away results.
- haven't been defeated by Norwich City when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 06/04/2019 shows that Norwich City have won 3 of these & QPR 0, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A sum of 13 goals were produced between them in this period, with 10 of them for The Canaries and 3 coming from The R's. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
Team News: Norwich City
There’s just the sole fitness concern for the Norwich City manager David Wagner to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength group of players. Josh Sargent (unknown injury) will miss out.
It seems likely that The Canaries will possibly use a 4-2-3-1 system for the game, handing starts to George Long, Jack Stacey, Shane Duffy, Danny Batth, Dimitris Giannoulis, Gabriel Sara, Kenny McLean, Christian Fassnacht, Marcelino Núñez, Jon Rowe and Adam Idah.
Team News: QPR
From our viewpoint, The R's seem likely to make use of a 4-3-3 lineup using Asmir Begovic, Osman Kakay, Steve Cook, Jimmy Dunne, Kenneth Paal, Jack Colback, Andre Dozzell, Sam Field, Ilias Chair, Lyndon Dykes and Chris Willock.
Our feeling is that Norwich City will more than likely score at least once when they play Queens Park Rangers, who might well find it a difficult task to find the back of the net.
We’re predicting a controlled 2-0 win for Norwich City after 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Carrow Road (27,359)
Captain: Grant Hanley
Chairman: Delia Smith & Michael Wynn-Jones
Manager: David Wagner
Competitions: Championship position 16
⭐ Star Player: Jonathan Rowe
Normally taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Jonathan Rowe was born in England. After making a first senior appearance for Norwich City in the 2021 - 2022 season, the dangerous Forward has got 7 league goals in the Championship 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in 16 appearances.