On Saturday, from 15pm, Norwich receives a visit to Newcastle United, in the second round of the Premier League. The “Canaries” come after excellent offensive performances in the second league, but they do not guarantee their success on the first stage. In the first stage, the yellow-greens were dusted away.
Without Klose, Tettey, Thompson and Zimmermann, Norwich will be back in front of their supporters, but will encounter a hard-hitting, very aggressive and experienced team. Colcast, Lejeune, Yedlin, Gayle and Carroll are missing from Newcastle, but the last two could be recovered in time.
Without victory on Carrow Road in the last four official matches, Norwich have to increase their defensive level, especially as Newcastle has not shown strength in the last 7 away matches (two draws and five failures). The hosts put high hopes in the offensive achievements of Teemu Pukki, the goalscorer of the team in the previous championship, with 15 hits on their own ground! The “Cotofenele” rely on the offensive contribution made by Almiron and Joelinton, in a match with show potential. In the gate of the hosts will be the Dutchman Tim Krul, former player in love with Newcastle.
In the first leg, Norwich relinquished their right to Liverpool, 1-4, while Newcastle held a good time for Arsenal (0-1). Both teams will be involved in the basement fight this season and the points are very important at the start of the championship. In the last four straight matches we have witnessed scores of 6-2, 3-2, 4-3 and 2-2 between Norwich and Newcastle, so we can rely with confidence once again on goals from both sides.
PROBABLE TEAMS IN NORWICH – NEWCASTLE UNITED:
Norwich: Krul – Aarons, Hanley, Godfrey, Lewis – McLean, Trybull – Buendia, Stiepermann, Cantwell – Pukki
Newcastle United: Dubravka – Schar, Lascelles, Dummett – Manquillo, Hayden, Shelvey, Longstaff, Ritchie – Joelinton, Almiron
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1,68