Our prediction for this Championship match:
All eyes will be on Carrow Road when Norwich City and Southampton lock horns at Carrow Road in the Championship round 26. The Canaries aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to WBA and Millwall and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the Saints. Chile midfielder Marcelino Nunez should be recalled to the starting XI, while both Jakob Sorensen and Dimitris Giannoulis are sidelined with injuries.
Southampton, on the other hand, are on a four-game winning run in the English second tier. The Saints produced a fine display in a 2-1 win over Plymouth with 27 goal attempts and even though Norwich are tough to beat at home, we are tempted to bet on the in-form visitors this time out. In their last meeting in the Championship the two sides played out a thrilling 4-4 draw, but away win should be considered this time out. Russell Martin has no fresh injury worries ahead of Monday’s showdown.
Highlighted Player (Grant Hanley):
Grant Hanley is Scottish footballer who plays for Norwich City as defender. Hanley was born in Dumfries, Scotland, on November 20, 1991 and he started his youth career at Queen of the South. After ending his spells with Crewe Alexandra and Rangers, the Scottish player joined English club Blackburn Rovers, where he started his senior career.
After scoring eight goals in 183 appearances for the Riversiders in league matches, he moved to fellow English club Newcastle United in July, 2016 for an undisclosed fee. Grant Hanley, though, made no more than 10 appearances for Newcastle United in the Championship before joining Norwich City. The 191-cm-tall defender made his full international debut for Scotland against Wales on in May, 2011.
He scored his first goal for the Scotland national football team in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Wales. His contract with Norwich City should expire on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.