Norwich and Manchester city are teams that play in the same league but exist in different galaxies.
Manchester City in their pursuit of excellence and Norwich with their struggle for survival are teams that is polls apart from one another.
It is the clash of top vs bottom and it’s set to premiere on Carrow Road, this Sunday evening.
One wants to stay in the Premier League, one is tired of winning it.
It’s Norwich vs Manchester City!
Manchester City and Norwich have met 81 times and Manchester City winning 38 times and Norwich only 10 times. The spoils were shared on 23 occasions.
However, the record gets even worst for the Canaries when the time frame is restricted to only this century.
Norwich has only won thrice against Manchester City in the 21st century.
Although both these clubs are on the opposite end of the spectrum, they are coming in off a very good form.
In the last 6 games (all competition) Norwich has won thrice, lost twice, and earned a point in one of the games. Although, Norwich is undefeated in their last 4 matches.
Manchester City is also coming in on the same kind of exuberant form. They have won 5 of their last 6 games (all competition). Their only dropped points were against Southampton where both teams had to share points.
Norwich has lost eight of its last twelve Premier League games against Manchester City (W2 D2), allowing 41 goals in those games. They’ve lost each of their last two games against the Citizens by a score of 5-0.
Norwich City has lost 13 of their last 15 Premier League games against the previous season’s winners, with two exceptions being 3-2 wins over Manchester City (May 2013 and September 2019).
Manchester City have only lost one of their last 36 Premier League games against teams in the relegation zone (W30 D5),
Having lost their first away league game of the season 1-0 against Spurs, Man City are now unbeaten in their last 11 on the road (W9 D2) All three of the Citizens failures to win on the road this season have seen them concede first in the match
Manchester City won against Brentford on Wednesday, curtsy of a Mahrez penalty and Kevin De Bruyne’s second-half goal, they would look to only replicate that performance and earn full 3 points at Carrow Road.
With Liverpool winning one of their two games in hand, against Leicester at Anfield, the reds have cut down the deficit to 9 points.
Manchester City would hope they can extend that gap back to 12 when they play the Canaries.
Norwich however is fighting a different battle. They are 18th on the table and in that horrible relegation zone. Norwich is just below Newcastle and they are under a little bit of trouble. However, they are undefeated in their last 4 games.
Norwich will hope that this newfound form and momentum can help them climb the Mount Everest that is Pep’s Manchester City.