On the English Premier League table, Manchester City is 43 points more than Norwich. While Manchester City ranked No. 1, Norwich’s position is 17. Therefore, this confrontation can be called an unequal match. With the nature of a match with a huge difference in strength, The Citizens will choose an offensive style and a victory for them is likely to happen.
Like another rookie, Watford, Norwich did not escape a position in the group holding the red light. Their record after 23 rounds is 4 wins, 5 draws and 14 losses. With the existing 17 points, the home team of Carrow Road is ranked 17th in the table, just above Watford and Burnley, the two teams are 2 and 1 point behind them, respectively. However, the performance of the home team is showing signs of improvement when winning all of the last 3/4 matches.
After beating Wolves 1-0 in the FA Cup, in the middle of last week, they continued to hold Crystal Palace in the Premier League. However, there is one more factor that does not support Dean Smith’s teachers and students, which is that in the past, they often won negative results when welcoming Manchester City at home. Statistics show that, in the 5 times the 2 teams clashed on the field of Norwich, the home team could not win 4 times and received 2 defeats.
On the other side of the front line, Manchester City finished the 24th round with 3 points when they overcame Brentford at home with a score of 2-0, with 76% ball control and 13 finishes. so the Manchester City’s green half strikers can still beat Brentford’s goalkeeper David Raya. Away is also not too scary for The Citizens at this time when they have won all of the past 4/5 matches away from home.
Notably, in the last two-thirds of the away matches, Manchester City all hit the opponent’s net with at least 2 goals. One statistic is enough to make Norwich tremble. In addition, the away team also received support from history when in the last 6 encounters between the two sides, The Citizens dominated with 4 victories and only 1 defeat. Therefore, just playing properly, the away team will have 3 points.