Norwich vs Sheffield Wednesday:
England – Championship.
Date: Saturday, 13 August, 2016
Kick-off: 17:30 UK.
Venue: Carrow Road (Norwich, Norfolk).
Norwich City seek to continue winning ways at home when they host play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
Norwich City made a brilliant start to the life in Championship by thrashing Blackburn Rovers 4-1 away from home. Jacob Murphy, Wes Hoolahan, Cameron Jerome and Steven Naismith were on target in a confident overall display by the Canaries.
Sheffield Wednesday missed out narrowly in the play-offs to gain promotion to the flight league last season. And another chapter burst to life for them with a win against Premier League club Aston Villa who last played in the second tier on 1988. It was an evenly poised match until 85 minutes, when an error from young goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini granted Sheffield the only goal of the match.
Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday: Head-to-Head
Norwich City were unbeaten against Sheffield Wednesday in the two Championship fixtures of the 2014/15 season, winning 2-0 at home and playing out a 0-0 stalemate in the away game.
Sheffield Wednesday had registered 8 consecutive wins over Norwich in as many fixtures from 2005 to 2009 during their time together in the English League Championship.
Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday: Prediction
Norwich are strong in terms creating chances through individual brilliance. They are also a force to reckon from set piece situations. They will be desperate to get another strong result to keep the hopes alive of getting back to Premier League as soon as possible.
Sheffield Wednesday are more of a defensive minded side and relay on the counter attack to score most of their goals. At the same time, they are a side that are capable of protecting a lead. But they surely lack the individual talent and creativity that the Canaries possess.
Sheffield Wednesday will be satisfied with a point, but Norwich won’t be settling for anything less than a win on Saturday. Alex Neil’s squad have the Premier League quality and it’s up to them to unleash it on Saturday’s home game.
Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday: Tips
Norwich to win.
Over 2. 5 goals
Both teams to score