Stoke City vs Norwich City Preview and Prediction | EFL Championship

Stoke City vs Norwich City Preview and Prediction | EFL Championship

Stoke City vs Norwich City Preview

  • Tournament – Championship
  • Date – Saturday, March 16, 2024
  • Kick-off Time – 03:00 pm GMT
  • Venue – Bet365 Stadium

Norwich City are making great strides this season having extended their unbeaten run of seven matches in the Championship. They are sixth in the Championship standings, fifteen points behind fourth-placed Southampton and level on points with Liam Rosenior’s Hull City.

They have won 17 of their 37 league matches this season, losing 13 and drawing seven. They have won five of their last seven games across competitions, drawing one. The Canaries have taken plenty of confidence but have been distinctly average on their travels.

They will then take on Stoke City, who are a few positions above the relegation zone in the Championship table. The Potters have won just 11 of their 37 league games this season, losing 18 and drawing 8.

They are 19th in the standings and look certain to finish in the bottom half of the table. They have won only once in their last six games across competitions, losing three and drawing two. Stoke City have been victorious in their most recent fixture against Preston North End.

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Stoke City vs Norwich City Team News

Stoke City vs Norwich City Team News
Stoke City (From Getty Images)

Norwich City will be without defender Grant Hanley who limped off with an Achilles injury that kept him out for eight months before that. Borja Sainz’s four-game ban was overturned and the Spaniard will be available for selection ahead of the weekend’s game against Norwich City.

On the other hand, the Potters are boosted with the return of Luke McNally and Enda Stevens and are expected to feature this weekend. There’s still a doubt on Junior Tchamadeu who missed the last three games because of a knock. Wouter Burger will serve a suspension after picking up a booking in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Preston North End.

Lynden Gooch has been given the chance to take his position at left-back or wing-back in Stevens and Thompson’s absence.

Stoke City vs Norwich City Predicted Lineups

Stoke City Predicted XI:

Iversen; Hoever, Rose, Wilmot, Gooch; Laurent, Burger, Baker; Vidigal, Bae, Campbell

Norwich City Predicted XI:

Gunn; Stacey, Sorensen, Gibson, Giannoulis; Sara, McLean, Fassnacht, Barnes, Nunez; Sargent

Stoke City vs Norwich City Head-to-Head

Norwich City have the upper hand in terms of the head-to-head between the two sides, having won 9 of their 25 previous meetings. Stoke City have won 8 matches while eight have ended in a draw.

The Canaries have won in four of their last five meetings, as the other ended in a draw.

Last five results:

Norwich City 1-0 Stoke City – Championship – September 16, 2023

Stoke City 0-0 Norwich City – Championship – March 18, 2023

Norwich City 3-1 Stoke City – Championship – October 29, 2022

Norwich City 4-1 Stoke City – Championship – February 13, 2021

Stoke City 2-3 Norwich City – Championship – November 24, 2020

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Stoke City vs Norwich City Prediction

Stoke City vs Norwich City Prediction
Norwich City (Getty Images)

Norwich City are certainly the heavy favorites coming into this fixture. Their overall form this season has been stellar and so has been their recent form. They are aiming to extend their unbeaten run in the Championship to eight matches under the management of David Wagner.

Meanwhile, Stoke City have failed to gather any sort of a consistent run this season. They have lost four straight-away fixtures since the end of January, until their recent 2-1 triumph over Preston North End

Predicted Score: Stoke City 2-1 Norwich City

Stoke City vs Norwich City Odds (subject to change)

  • Stoke City win – 2.45
  • Norwich City win – 2.80
  • Draw – 3.30
  • Odds source – Unibet

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