Our prediction for this Championship match:
Norwich City will be looking to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Burnley when they welcome Stoke City to their Carrow Road in the Championship round 18. The Canaries made a flying start to the season, but they do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of the visit of Stoke City, with the team collecting only one point in total from the last five league matches. Teemu Pukki continues to lead the line for the hosts, while Kenny McLean has yet to serve his ban.
All Omobamidele, Idah, Rowe, and Sorensen are sidelined with injuries. The Potters, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form as well, with the team losing to both Rotherham and Coventry in the last two league matches, and given their difficulties in front of goal, we believe that the time has come for the promotion-chasing Canaries to return to winning ways. Defender Harry Souttar and midfielder Gavin Kilkenny should be the only absentees in the away side.
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 (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an English football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is founded in 1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britannia Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators.
The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjohnsen and Peter Crouch.