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The Championship meeting at Carrow Road on Saturday sees home side Norwich City play Wigan.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Norwich City v Wigan Athletic game - plus the latest betting odds.
Norwich City will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 1-0 Championship losing effort in their last game against Cardiff City.
In that match, Norwich City had 55% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Cardiff City had 3 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Romaine Sawyers (49') was the scorer for Cardiff City.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that Norwich City have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Norwich City have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 16 goals in the process.
Their previous form shows that Norwich City:
- are unbeaten in the league by Wigan Athletic in their last 4 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 3 matches in the league.
In their previous fixture, Wigan drew 0-0 in the Championship tie with Preston North End.
In that match, Wigan Athletic managed 51% possession and 20 shots on goal with 5 on target. Preston North End had 12 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
Leam Richardson's Wigan Athletic have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 9 times throughout their previous sextet of matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during that period adds up to 8.
Coming into this contest, Wigan Athletic have not emerged victorious against Norwich City when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings going back to 06/12/2014 tells us that Norwich City have won 3 of them and Wigan 1, with the tally of draws being 2.
12 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from The Canaries and 5 belonging to The Latics. The average goals per game has been 2.
The last league game featuring the two was Championship match day 42 on 14/04/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Wigan Athletic 1-1 Norwich City.
On that occasion, Wigan Athletic had 35% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Reece James (45').
At the other end, Norwich City got 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Teemu Pukki (81') was the scorer.
The referee was James Linington.
Team News: Norwich City
It looks as if The Canaries should opt for a 4-5-1 system for this game featuring Tim Krul, Max Aarons, Andrew Omobamidele, Jonathan Tomkinson, Dimitris Giannoulis, Jakob Sörensen, Kenny McLean, Todd Cantwell, Josh Sargent, Milot Rashica and Teemu Pukki.
Team News: Wigan
Due to a mostly full-strength group, there’s just the lone fitness issue for the Wigan gaffer Leam Richardson to contend with. Charlie Wyke (Heart Condition) misses out for this game.
We are inclined to think that The Latics might elect for a 4-2-3-1 lineup with a starting lineup of Ben Amos, Tendayi Darikwa, Jason Kerr, Curtis Tilt, Joseph Bennett, Max Power, Tom Naylor, Callum Lang, Will Keane, James McClean and Josh Magennis.
It looks to us that Norwich City will likely be able to score a couple when they meet Wigan Athletic, who won’t find it easy to find the back of the net.
We reckon that it will be 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: Dean Smith
Competitions: Championship position 19, EFL Cup (First Round)