Norwich City will be visiting bet365 Stadium on Tuesday for the Championship game with hosts Stoke City.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Stoke City v Norwich City are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Stoke City fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 4-3 Championship triumph vs Huddersfield Town.
In that match, Stoke City had 31% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For Stoke City, the goalscorers were Tyrese Campbell (31', 33') and Sam Clucas (57'). Huddersfield Town got 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Carel Eiting (24'), Isaac Mbenza (40'), Richard Stearman (45' Own goal) and Naby Sarr (60') scored for Huddersfield Town.
Fixtures involving Stoke City have tended to be lively ones of late with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past half dozen games alone, the sum of 23 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 13 of those belonging to The Potters. That kind of trend might not be sustained here, of course.
Their previous form shows that Stoke City:
- have not lost a league tie with Norwich City in their previous 5 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 league matches at home.
Norwich City head into the match after a 0-1 Championship win in the defeat of Middlesbrough in their most recent game.
In that game, Norwich City had 61% possession and 12 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Norwich City was Teemu Pukki (72'). Middlesbrough had 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
A series of accomplished displays from the Norwich City defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their past 6 clashes in total. Over that same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 8.
Pre-game facts show that Norwich City:
- have not beaten Stoke City when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 29/09/2013 tells us that Stoke City have won 2 of these & Norwich City 1, with the number of draws standing at 3.
In all, 14 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 8 for The Potters and 6 created by The Canaries. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league match between these sides was Championship match day 44 on 22/04/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Stoke City 2-2 Norwich City.
That time, Stoke City had 32% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 9 on target. The goalscorers were Williams (47') and Tom Edwards (69').
On the other side, Norwich City had 17 shots at goal with 5 on target. Onel Hernández (24') and Teemu Pukki (66') scored.
The referee was Tony Harrington.
Team News: Stoke City
Joe Allen (Achilles tendon rupture) and Adam Davies (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) won’t be playing for Stoke boss Michael O'Neill. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Kevin Wimmer and Moritz Bauer.
Team News: Norwich City
Norwich manager Daniel Farke has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Kieran Dowell (Ankle Surgery), Onel Hernández (Tear in the abductor muscle), Sam Byram (Hamstring Injury) and Aston Oxborough (Achilles tendon surgery) won’t be making appearances. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Moritz Leitner and Josip Drmic.
It seems to us that Norwich City and Stoke City may well both score, with little between these two teams.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a draw. That’s why we have predicted a 1-1 score after 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: bet365 Stadium (30,089)
Captain: Ryan Shawcross
Chairman: John Coates & Peter Coates
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Competitions: Championship position 8, EFL Cup (Quarter-Finals)
🔑 Star Man: Steven Fletcher
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Steven Fletcher was born in Shrewsbury, England. After making a first senior appearance for Hibernian in the 2003 - 2004 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 4 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 11 appearances.