Preview: Norwich City vs Birmingham City – Prediction, Team News, Lineup

Sports Mole previewed the EFL Cup clash between Norwich City and Birmingham City on Tuesday, including predictions, team news and potential lineups.

An all-championship case in the first round of EFL Cup Happens on Cairo Road on Tuesdays, as norwich city play host Birmingham City,

The Canaries could only play a 1–1 draw with newly introduced Wigan Athletic over the weekend, while the Blues beat Huddersfield Town 2–1.

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Norwich City manager Dean Smith applauds fans after the match on May 22, 2022© Reuters

If the season’s opening two gameweeks are a sign of what’s to come, returning to the Premier League for the first time will be a tricky question for Norwich, who have only one point to boast in their opening two games. 2022–23 championship season.

After going 1–0 down to Cardiff City on the opening match day, Norwich returned to Carrow Road and were forced to face newly-promoted Wigan and come from behind to save a 1–1 draw. forced, as Max Aarons first half canceled James McClean strike.

The Canaries’ strong start to the season leaves them hanging above the relegation zone, but to focus on the standings at this stage of the season would be an act of foolishness, and Dean SmithThe sides of the K have enough time to light up the Blue Touch paper.

The two-time EFL Cup champions will now look to avoid a second EFL Cup first-round elimination in three years after an early door exit in 2020, and they will be third last year before losing 3-0 by eventual winners Liverpool. had reached the round.

Birmingham City's Onel Hernandez celebrates scoring his first goal with Lukas Jatkiewicz on January 22, 2022© Reuters

In contrast, Birmingham’s players managed to push aside ongoing off-field distractions as they beat Huddersfield Town 2–1 at St Andrews, which was a draw. john eustaceThe side have four points in the first two matches of the campaign.

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Scott Hogan and Norwich indebted prazemislo planchetta Birmingham were on target in the first half danny ward One pulled back to Huddersfield just after the hour mark, but the visitors could not draw level in the dying embers of battle.

The start of another EFL Cup campaign will evoke fond memories for Birmingham fans, many of whom watched their 2011 victory over Arsenal in the final thanks to last-gasp. obafemi martins Efforts, but success in the tournament has since been barely met.

After three consecutive first-round exits between 2018 and 2020, Birmingham managed to make the second round last year, but was quickly trailed 2–0 by Fulham, and not until the third round since 2015. have been found.

Norwich and Birmingham will lock horns in the championship just three weeks after Tuesday’s EFL Cup appearance, and will enter the competition looking for a fourth win on the surge over the Canary Blues, winning each of the last three by a 7–2 aggregate score. Afterwards.

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Birmingham City Form (all competitions):

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Norwich City's Teemu Pukki celebrates scoring his first goal with Grant Hanley on February 9, 2022© Reuters

Norwich would welcome Grant Hanley Fold back with open arms after missing a draw with Wigan through suspension, but Dimitrios Gianoulis Oxygen and a stretcher were needed after a severe ankle injury.

Max Aaron was also the victim of a frightening challenge Tom Naylor – which did not result in an unnecessary penalty – and the right-back could even be forced to sit it out, after a stud-up tackle left him with a gash.

John Rowe And Isaac Hayden The two will keep full-back company in the treatment room, and it remains to be seen whether Sam Bayramo After recovering in time from a thigh injury, he will make it to the match day squad.

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Meanwhile, Birmingham will have to do without attacker Plachetta, who cannot face his parent club, and Christian Belecki Still not quite ready to make his second debut for the club.

Gary Gardner And nico gordon will also need to be assessed after their weekend absence, and harley dean There’s another concern for the blues, which should change anyway.

The void left by the absence of planchata can be filled by Jordan Grahamwhereas Jobe Bellingham Will expect to earn some valuable minutes in the Cup action.

Norwich City Possible Starting Lineup:
Gunn; Gibson, Hanley, Omobamidal, McCallum; Sarah, Sorensen, McLean; Sergeant, Pucci, Hernandezzo

Birmingham City probable starting lineup:
Etheridge; Sanderson, Trusty, Roberts; Colin, Bellingham, Woods, Bakuna, Graham; Hogan, Jatkiewicz

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We say: Norwich City 2-1 Birmingham City

Norwich will undoubtedly be more angered by both sides after the weekend’s alleged injustice and a slew of injuries, and their recent results against Birmingham have made for a positive reading.

The Blues would do well to tap the broader areas, with Norwich suffering the most in that area, but we are confident the Canaries will eventually kickstart their season and give their fans something to cheer about.

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