Our prediction for this Championship match:
Norwich City will be aiming to build on the FA Cup win over Bristol Rovers when they take on West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon. The Canaries have been producing fine displays in early January and they are surely capable of making life difficult for the Baggies in front of home fans. Experienced defender Danny Batth limped off with injury in the midweek victory, with Marcelino Nunez likely to step up.
WBA, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Blackburn Rovers and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. In their last meeting at Carrow Road the two sides played out a 1-1 draw and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. As for the visiting team, both Semi Ajayi and Grady Diangana are at the Africa Cup of Nations, whereas Matt Phillips and Josh Maja miss out with injuries.
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 (West Bromwich):
West Bromwich Albion Football Club (shortly West Brom or WBA) is an English football club which was founded in 1878 by employees of Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich (a small city in the region of West Midlands). West Bromwhich Albion hosts it’s home games in the Hawthorns stadium which holds a capacity of 26 500 seats.
West Bromwich Albion is one of the founders of the English Football League and is currently for over 90 seasons active in the highest division. WBA managed to win the FA cup 5 times in their history and the English Premier League once.
The club colors of West Bromwich Albion are blue and white. Known players in the history of West Bromwich are Bobby Robson, Nwankwo Kanu and Cyrille Regis.