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The Championship game at Carrow Road on Saturday will see home side Norwich City welcome opponents Reading.
Our tips, poll and stats for Norwich City v Reading can all be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Norwich City are hoping to win again following a 1-3 Championship success over Queens Park Rangers.
In that game, Norwich City managed 59% possession and 19 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Norwich City, the goalscorers were Xavi Quintillà (32'), Max Aarons (57') and Emiliano Buendía (82'). Queens Park Rangers had 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. Lyndon Dykes (71') was the scorer for Queens Park Rangers.
Over their prior 6 fixtures, Daniel Farke's Norwich City have scored 13 times which gives them an average number of goals per match equal to 2.17.
Leading up to this clash, Norwich City:
- have not been beaten in the league by Reading in their last 6 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
In their last fixture, Reading drew 2-2 in the Championship match with Swansea City.
In that game, Reading had 51% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Reading, goals were scored by Yakou Meïté (31') and Tomás Esteves (93'). At the other end, Swansea City had 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Jamal Lowe (67') and André Ayew (83') scored for Swansea City.
Looking at their form, and Reading have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 7 goals in all. Defensively, The Royals can certainly do much better. That trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this match, of course.
Their previous form shows that Reading:
- haven't won against Norwich City in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at past results between these clubs going back to 08/04/2017 tells us that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Reading. They have not managed to come away with any wins at all whereas Norwich City have simply been better than them, getting wins in 83 per cent of those matches played.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 26 in total which averages out at 4.33 goals per match.
The last league match featuring these sides was Championship match day 19 on 16/12/2020 and the score finished Reading 1-2 Norwich City.
That day, Reading had 45% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Michael Olise (14').
For their opponents, Norwich City had 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Emiliano Buendía (11') and Teemu Pukki (55') scored.
The referee was Geoff Eltringham.
Team News: Norwich City
Adam Idah (Unknown Injury) and Aston Oxborough (Achilles tendon surgery) are not available for Norwich gaffer Daniel Farke. Dimitrios Giannoulis is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Reading
Out of a mainly full-strength group of players, there is just the one fitness issue for the Reading gaffer Veljko Paunović to be concerned about. John Swift (Hamstring Injury) won’t be playing here.
When taking all factors into account, Norwich City certainly have the ability to score more than once when they face Reading, who could well find it tough getting on the scoresheet.
We reckon that it will be a 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: Daniel Farke
Competitions: Championship position 1
🔑 Key Man: Todd Cantwell
Normally playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Todd Cantwell was born in Norwich, England. Having played his first senior match for Fortuna Sittard in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed 6 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 31 appearances.