Norwich City vs Stoke City Match Analysis & Prediction
16/09/2023 5:00 pm
Norwich City will take on Stoke City on Saturday looking to get back on track after a surprise defeat before the international break.
While the Canaries are in fifth place in the Championship standings, Stoke City are all the way down in 16th position after losing their early-season momentum.
Ten points were collected from Norwich’s opening four matches, with the team scoring a remarkable 13 goals in the process, which included a 4-0 victory at David Wagner’s former club Huddersfield Town.
However, Wagner’s side suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat to Rotherham United last time out, the Millers scoring twice before half time and leaving their opponents with too much to do after the interval.
As a result, the Canaries have dropped down to fifth place in the table, three points adrift of unbeaten leaders Preston North End.
Given the talent that has been acquired by Stoke City over the summer, they will be a threat to each team in this division as they bid to end their wait for a Premier League return.
However, inconsistency is hindering the Potters at the moment, Alex Neil’s side losing successive matches against Millwall and leaders Preston North End without scoring.
With two victories having been posted against Championship teams in the EFL Cup, Neil and his Stoke City side should not necessarily be judged on losing three of their opening five second-tier matches.
The Potters make the long trip to Norwich having failed to score in either of their two away matches this season, one of which came at the home of Norwich’s fierce rivals Ipswich Town.
Norwich City vs. Stoke City Head to head
In the 48 previous meetings between these two teams, Norwich City have claimed 16 victories while Stoke City have won 17, and they have drawn in 15. Stoke have scored 59 goals and conceded 60 in the process.
22/04/2019Stoke City2Norwich City2Championship
24/11/2020Stoke City2Norwich City3Championship
13/02/2021Norwich City4Stoke City1Championship
29/10/2022Norwich City3Stoke City1Championship
18/03/2023Stoke City0Norwich City0Championship
Norwich City Team News
Despite defeat last time out, Norwich manager Wagner may be prepared to select the same starting XI for this match.
Marcelino Nunez, a possible inclusion in midfield, has joined the likes of Josh Sargent on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury on international duty with Chile.
Norwich City's Last 5 Matches
16/08/2023Queens Park Rangers0Norwich City1League Cup
26/08/2023Huddersfield Town0Norwich City4Championship
29/08/2023Bristol City0Norwich City1League Cup
02/09/2023Rotherham United2Norwich City1Championship
Stoke City Team News
With Enda Stevens having sustained a calf issue while on international duty with Republic of Ireland, Junior Tchamadeu is on standby to deputise at left-back.
Michael Rose is an option to come into the centre of defence, while Lynden Gooch may be provided with a start on the right flank.
Stoke City's Last 5 Matches
12/08/2023Ipswich Town2Stoke City0Championship
29/08/2023Stoke City6Rotherham United1League Cup
02/09/2023Stoke City0Preston North End2Championship
Norwich City vs. Stoke City: Odds and Predictions
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