Cardiff vs Norwich
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 20 July 2022
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
Norwich were relegated from the top flight at the end of the last season and they will be determined to climb back to where they came from at the earliest. Meanwhile Cardiff had to settle for a bottom-tier finish in the Championship the previous season.
They had finished 18th in a table of 24 and all through the campaign they had let in a total of 68 goals. This certainly will be something to be worried of for their fans. Defense has not been their strong suit in the past few seasons.
They had finished their league campaign the last season in a rather worrying manner. They were on a losing streak and had let in goals in plenty. However, they have been in good form during this preseason and had delivered some impressive wins in these friendly fixtures.
Meanwhile, Norwich really took the brunt of almost all of the teams in the English top flight the previous year. They had finished 20th in a table of 20 and had won just 5 times all through the campaign.
They had also let in the most number of goals of all the teams in the competition – 84 from their total 38 fixtures.
Both these teams appear to be struggling with their backline and this has also been a trend in their head-to-head clashes as well. In fact, most of their recent h2h fixtures had finished with goals coming in plenty from either end of the pitch.
Expect more of the same this Saturday as well.
Cardiff vs Norwich Head-to-head (h2h)
- 7 of the past 10 encounters had goals from both teams.
- 10 of the past 17 meetings had three or more goals.
- 8 of the last 9 clashes at this ground had goals from both teams.
- The latest match-up at this stadium had finished in a 1-2 win for the guests.
Cardiff vs Norwich Prediction & Analysis
Cardiff have a total of just one clean sheet in an official fixture since March and they have lost just twice at this venue since the second week of February.
On the other hand, Norwich are on a 2-fixture losing streak at the moment and had let in a total of 3 goals in the process. They had also finished their previous campaign with a 7-game winless run and 6 of these were defeats.
Taking into account these observations, as well as previous head-to-head scorecards, anticipate a goal-fest this Saturday.
Tips for Cardiff vs Norwich
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00.