Cardiff vs Norwich
English League Championship
Date: Friday, 1st December 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
Norwich have a tough job to do on Friday night as they visit high flying Cardiff side.
Cardiff took a victory on Sunday. The team had a tough visit to Nottingham. They showed stability and took the 3 points. They took a 2-0 lead before half time. Junior Hoilett opened the score followed by second goal scored by Ward. Nottingham tried to push men forward but Cardiff closed their chances and took the point along with a clean sheet.
Norwich played Preston in the previous game. Maddison opened the score for the Canaries in the first half. The score remained unchanged until 70th minute when Barkhuizen found a way into the hosts net for the full time score of 1-1.
Form and Tactical Analysis
The Welsh side is sitting comfortably on the second place. They are 4 points away from the top but have a 3 point cushion over 3rd placed Sheffield. Cardiff is currently on a hot streak with 3 consecutive victories. On top of that the team managed to keep a clean sheet in all of them. At home they are undefeated in 7 games winning 4 and drawing 3.
Cardiff played in a 4-1-4-1 formation last round providing lots of stability at the back. The team is expected to be a bit more aggressive against Norwich. 2 important figures which missed last round may miss the game again as Laing and Zohore are both doubtful.
Norwich currently stands on 15th place. The team was supposed to be a candidate for promotion but the gap of 8 points between them and Derby looks too much currently. Their form is atrocious with just 2 points from the last 6 games, 4 of which were at home. On the road Norwich had won 5 games in a row before recently losing 2 back to back away games.
Norwich used 4-2-3-1 formation last round with Nelson Oliveira up front and goalscorer Maddison behind him. The team is expected to look relatively the same on Friday. Alex Tettey is still out while forward Naysmith and Watkins are to be assessed.
Cardiff vs Norwich: Head to head
- Norwich are in a hot streak here. They have 4 consecutive victories over Cardiff. 2 at home with 3-2 and 2 away with 0-1 and 2-4.
- At home Cardiff has 2 victories, 1 draw and 2 defeats.
- 5 of the last 6 games here at Cardiff saw both teams finding the net and over 2.5 goals.