Tournament: Premier League
Fixture: Norwich vs Manchester City
Date/Time: 15th September 2019 at 17:30 GMT(+1) and 22:00 in India.
Arena: Carrow Road
International break finally comes to an end so Premier League returns upon us. Here we give our Norwich City vs Manchester City Preview which takes place on late Saturday evening:
Norwich comes into this match with winning one and losing three matches. They lost to Liverpool but bounced back in emphatic fashion after drubbing Newcastle United 3-1 at home. It was followed by an encouraging display against Chelsea where Norwich fought hard but were undone by Tammy Abraham’s excellent strike. After that they lost to West Ham 2-0. Daniel Farke has shown his willingness and courage to pursue attacking brand of football. They are an excellent side to watch. Pukki is on an Extraordinary form scoring in all games except one. Defence has been the major issue for Norwich conceding 10 goals in 4 matches. If they want to withstand a storm like Manchester City, defence has to up their game.
Predicted Line Up:
With Max Aaron missing out, Sam Byram is expected to deputize for him.
Manchester City have changed the dynamism of English Football in past three years. Pep has created a mind blowing and a enthralling side which only continues to become stronger. As a result, City have won back to back Premier League’s. Finally for instance Manchester City dropped points against Tottenham. Because of that they trail Liverpool by 2 points at top of the League. Above all only these two teams look like winning the League. Therefore City would not like anymore points to be dropped and this fixture gives them opportunity to keep track with Liverpool. Pep will be aware of the threat Norwich possess and for an instance might keep Pukki from scoring. They have found the net 14 times this season. However with Norwich also finding the net 6 times this season which is joint 4th highest in the League, it could cause problems for City.
Aymeric Laporte will be sidelined for some time after he was stretchered off against Brighton. However City have received major boost in Stones and Mendy who have returned to training. ( Caughtoffside).
Predicted Line Up:
Pep Guardiola always rotates which makes it diffcult to predict his side. However you can’t blame him when you have such a good squad with equally good depth. I expect him to keep Zinchenko at left back and bring Stones back to the line up. Other than that I beleive Bernardo Silva will be back in the line up. I wish for instance he picks a constant line up but Pep is a top manager for a reason so lets see what he does here.
Past Encounter ( 11v11 ):
Manchester city have always enjoyed playing Norwich with winning 36 games out of 68 against Norwich with losing only nine of them. However its been three years since they last met each other. That match ended in 0-0 stalemate between both sides. For instance only 7 matches between these sides have ended without a goal. Last victory for Norwich over City at Carrow Road came in 2001 in League division one.
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Norwich are a beautiful side to watch and Farke will try to take the game to Manchester City. The defence of Norwich could be the decider for this match. They have already conceded 10 goals out of four matches which is 2.5 each game. On the other side you have a team who have scored 14 goals in 4 games which is 3.6 goals per match. Therefore i expect City to exploit Norwich’s defence. However i beleive Norwich will get a goal or 2 in this match. City have defensively not been great this season and for instance they will be facing a side who will take the game to them because of which i expect Norwich to get a goal or two.
This was our Norwich City vs Manchester City Preview. Hope you enjoy it and leave your thoughts and predictions below in the comment section.