Competition: FA Cup – Norwich City vs. Manchester City
Venue: Carrow Road – Saturday, January 9 – 15:00 GMT (10:00 ET)
Match Odds: Norwich 19/5 – Draw 29/10 – Manchester City 4/6
Norwich host Manchester City at Carrow Road in the third round of the FA Cup this weekend, a tie contested by two Premier League sides.
Norwich come into this one off the back of two wins on the bounce. They have been in a good run of form, having won three of their last five.
The sides have already met this season in the league, with Manchester City coming out 2-1 winners.
Norwich haven’t won in this fixture in their last three at home, (D1, L2). The sides shared a seven goal thriller back in 2012 at Carrow Road.Embed from Getty Images
Manchester City come into this tie off the back of their 2-1 defeat away at Everton in midweek.
City have only won two in their last five games, not form you would associate with the title chasing side.
Manuel Pellegrini will expect nothing less than a win here and progression to the fourth round. City could potentially do a cup double this season and will be ready for the challenge.Embed from Getty Images
Norwich City’s last five in all competitions: D/W/L/W/W
Manchester City’s last five in all competitions: L/W/D/W/L
Key Stat: Manchester City are unbeaten in ten of their last 11 games against Norwich in all competitions.
Key Player: Kevin De Bruyne – City’s big money signing has been a key player since his arrival. He could well be rested but if he is involved we expect him to be highly influential.Embed from Getty Images
Norwich City 1-3 Manchester City – City to prove too strong for Norwich in what has the makings of a typical action packed FA Cup tie.