Norwich City vs Leicester City Match Analysis & Prediction
20/09/2023 10:00 pm
Norwich City and Leicester City meet in a high-profile match in the Championship on Wednesday night as both sides look to keep the pressure on leaders Preston North End.
The Canaries and Foxes occupy fourth and second position in the standings respectively after collecting nine wins from 12 matches between them in the second tier of English football.
Having lost out to Rotherham United before the international break, Norwich manager David Wagner was aware that his side needed to bounce back against Stoke City on Saturday.
While Norwich looked far from the team that boast the best attacking record in the division, a Jack Stacey goal just before half time earned his side a 1-0 victory at Carrow Road.
Norwich hold just one of two perfect home records in the division – leaders Preston possessing the other – and Wagner will be more than contect with 13 points being collected from six matches so far.
On the same day that Norwich lost to Rotherham, Leicester surprisingly lost their 100% record in a home game against Hull City, leaving Enzo Maresca with much to ponder over the rest period.
Furthermore, the Foxes had not scored more than twice in a single Championship game since his arrival – despite the talent at his disposal – but that all changed at St Mary’s last week.
Helped by a goal from Jamie Vardy after just 21 seconds, Leicester posted a 4-1 victory at the home of Southampton, all four of those efforts coming in the first three quarters of the contest.
The Foxes have now won each of their three away league matches this season, and Maresca will view this an opportunity to make another statement against a potential title rival.
Norwich City vs. Leicester City Head to head
In the 39 previous meetings between these two teams, Norwich have claimed 17 victories while Leicester have won 14, and they have drawn in eight. Leicester have scored 53 goals and conceded 52 in the process.
27/02/2016Leicester City1Norwich City0Premier League
14/12/2019Leicester City1Norwich City1Premier League
28/02/2020Norwich City1Leicester City0Premier League
28/08/2021Norwich City1Leicester City2Premier League
11/05/2022Leicester City3Norwich City0Premier League
Norwich City Team News
Norwich will remain without midfielder Marcelino Nunez who sustained an ankle injury during the international break.
Adam Idah should retain his place in attack ahead of Hwang Ui-jo in what may prove to be an unchanged startin lineup.
Norwich City's Last 5 Matches
26/08/2023Huddersfield Town0Norwich City4Championship
29/08/2023Bristol City0Norwich City1League Cup
02/09/2023Rotherham United2Norwich City1Championship
16/09/2023Norwich City1Stoke City0Championship
Leicester City Team News
Chelsea loanee Cesare Casadei featured for the final 32 minutes against Southampton, but the Italy U21 international may have to remain patient for a first Championship start of the season.
Kelechi Iheanacho could be considered for a recall ahead of Vardy if Maresca feels that he requires a greater physical presence in attack.
Leicester City's Last 5 Matches
19/08/2023Leicester City2Cardiff City1Championship
26/08/2023Rotherham United1Leicester City2Championship
29/08/2023Tranmere Rovers0Leicester City2League Cup
02/09/2023Leicester City0Hull City1Championship
Norwich City vs. Leicester City: Odds and Predictions
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