Manchester City vs Norwich
English Premier League
Date: Saturday 21st August 2021
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
Norwich are very unlucky to have to play the last 2 champions of England in back to back and no one will be giving the Canaries much of a chance to get any points this weekend.
Last weekend at home Norwich were no match for an energized and determined Liverpool side who beat them 3-0, and now they have to face the champions Manchester City and away from home.
What makes this tie even more difficult is that Manchester City lost their opening game of the season and they will be like a wounded animal now and one senses Pep Guardiola’s side are going to try and put in one of their great attacking performances.
City lost away to Tottenham in what felt like a surprise but they dominated the game in terms of possession but their finishing wasn’t there. Guardiola isn’t surprised by this and bemoaned the fact that the club had next to no pre-season training, so City should be a little more sharp for this one.
Manchester City vs Norwich: Head to Head
The last time the teams played here Manchester City won 5-0.
Norwich last beat Manchester City away from home in 2013.
There is a 60% chance to see over 4.5 goals.
Manchester City vs Norwich: Prediction
Manchester City have actually lost their last 3 competitive games in a row if you go back to last season and they were not able to score in their last two. But it is clear that Guardiola hasn’t been able to start with his absolute strongest 11 and there have been a few fitness issues.
It is still early in the season but at home and against Norwich we do expect City to turn it on. So do the bookmakers and City are big odds on so going for the win offers us no value, so we will look into different markets.
Much is expected of Jack Grealish and playing Norwich at home should open up many opportunities for the £100m man and we will back him to score in this game.