Our match prediction:
Norwich City will be looking to bounce back from a shocking 3-0 defeat to Birmingham City when they host Cardiff City at their Carrow Road on day 6 of the new Championship campaign. Despite suffering the heavy loss to the Blues on Matchday 5, Norwich City are still regarded as main favourites to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Saturday’s football match against the Bluebirds is of big importance for the hosts and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field this time out. Cardiff City have recorded no more than one win this season and seeing that they often struggle when playing away from home, we predict that Norwich City are going to pick up all three points from the match. In their last meeting at Carrow Road the Canaries emerged triumphant (3-2).
Highligted Player (Olsson):
Martin Olsson is an experienced Swedish defender who has spent his entire professional career up to date in England. The left-sided defender came through the Hogaborgs BK academy, but he went on to join Blackburn Rovers before turning 18. Olsson quickly managed to nail down a regular starting berth at Ewood Park, and he made a total of 117 league appearances ahead of signing for Norwich City in the summer of 2013. The Swedish left-back couldn’t help the Canaries avoid relegation to the Championship, but he featured in 45 league games as they secured a straight return to the elite division. Olsson was at times linked with top European clubs, but a big club move never materialised for him, although there is still time for him to make the next step. Also capable of playing on the left wing, Olsson scored 5 goals in just over 30 outings for the Sweden national team, making three appearances at the Euro 2012 finals in Ukraine and Poland.
Highlighted Team (Cardiff City):
Cardiff City are a Welsh football club that compete in the English second tier (Championship). In 2009 they moved from Ninian Park to Cardiff City Stadium, the venue that officially holds 33,280 spectators. The Bluebirds played their first ever Premier League match on 18 August, 2013, but they were beaten by West Ham United (0-2) on their debut in the English top flight. However, a week later Fraizer Campbell (two goals) and Aron Gunnarson helped Cardiff City record their first ever win in the Premier League. The Bluebirds outplayed Manchester City back then, but they eventually dropped to the Championship at the end of the season. Fellow Welsh outfit Swansea City are considered Cardiff’s fiercest rivals and the two teams take on each other in the South Wales derby. The colour of Cardiff City’s home kit is blue, whilst they wear red shirts and shorts when playing on the travels.