On Saturday Manchester City will face Norwich City at the Etihad Stadium in the second Premier League match after they lost the opening match to Tottenham Hotspur. While Norwich were defeated 3-0 at Carrow Road by Liverpool on their return to this level, the Citizens were defeated 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the opening weekend of the 2021-22 season. Here is our expert guess on Manchester City vs Norwich football prediction, team news, and lineup for the first Premier League of the season.
For the match against Norwich City, Ilkay Gundogan will join Phil Foden on the bench. Bernardo Silva eager to leave, and Kevin De Bruyne is not fully fit yet. Fernandinho and Rodri could form a double pivot against Norwich.
At left-back, Oleksandr Zinchenko or Joao Cancelo should take over for Benjamin Mendy, while John Stones and Kyle Walker are also vying for starts.
Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus, and Raheem Sterling are battling to lead the line as Man City waits for Harry Kane.
Norwich could be without five players for Saturday’s trip to Manchester, though none are expected to start.
Norwich coach Daniel Farke is likely to make possible changes in spite of a 3-0 loss to Liverpool last weekend.
Manchester City vs Norwich Prediction
In the most recent visit Norwich lost 5-0 at the Etihad and they also lost 7-0 there in 2013. This is considered an ideal team for City to kick off their season.
The fact is that this is a nice match for Man City after two tough results. Norwich deserve respect and are certainly capable of making life difficult for the English champions, but we can’t see anything other than a routine two-goal victory for the Citizens.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Rodri; Mahrez, Grealish, Sterling; De Bruyne
Norwich City possible starting lineup:
Krul; Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Giannoulis; Lees-Melou, Gilmour, Rupp; Cantwell, Pukki, Rashica
Our Prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Norwich City
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