Our prediction for this Championship match:
All eyes will be on Turf Moor when Burnley and Norwich City face each other in the Championship derby. The Clarets have been producing excellent displays of late, with the team rolling over both Swansea City (4-0) and Sunderland (4-2), while sharing the spoils with Birmingham City in their last league match. Both Benson Manuel and Jay Rodriguez are pushing for recalls to the starting XI, while Ashley Barnes could start from the bench this time out. Both Darko Churlinov and Scott Twine should miss out through injuries.
The Canaries, on the other hand, played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Sheffield United at the weekend, with the team putting an end to their three-game losing run. Teemu Pukki failed to score a late winner from the penalty spot, but his brace against the Black Cats is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Given Norwich City’s attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered this time out. Dimitris Giannoulis faces race against clock to be fit for the match, while Danel Sinani is pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Bailey Peacock-Farrell):
Despite being born in Darlington, England on October 29, 1996, Bailey Peacock-Farrell represents Northern Ireland at senior level. The Northern Ireland international started his youth career at Middlesbrough, but in 2013 he joined Leeds United. The talented goalkeeper continued playing for Leeds United senior team and, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of him.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell made his first-team debut for the Whites on April 5, 2016 in a home game against Queens Park Rangers. The two played out a 1-1 draw at Elland Road and it has to be noted that the goalkeeper conceded a penalty kick in the 87th minute of the match. The 192-cm tall shot-stopper has a contract with Leeds United which should expire on June, 2020.
As previously mentioned, the Leeds United goalkeeper represents Northern Ireland on the international stage, qualifying for the national team thanks to his grandfather Jim Farreell, who was born in Enniskillen.
Highlighted Team (Norwich):
After spending only one season in the Premier League, Norwich City dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. Norwich City are located in Norwich, Norfolk and they welcome their rivals at Carrow Road.
The stadium was built and opened in 1935 and the capacity of the venues is 27,137 (all-seater). However the stadium’s record attendance is 43,984. The Canaries have won two League Cup trophies (1973, 1975) and their main rivals are Ipswich Town. The two teams have been facing each other in the East Anglian Derby since 1902.
The colour of Norwich City’s home kit is yellow and green and that is the main reason why they are known as the Canaries. The likes of Kevin Keeland, Ian Culverhouse, Steve Bruce, Duncan Forbes, Mark Bowen, Darren Huckerby, Ian Crook, Martin Peters, Darren Eadier, Chris Sutton and Iwan Roberts are notable footballers who played for the Carrow Road outfit in the past.