Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Norwich City will look to build on a 2-0 win over Millwall when they take on Bournemouth at Carrow Road on Tuesday evening. A spot in the EFL Cup last 32 is at stake, and, no doubt, an interesting encounter is on the cards. The Canaries have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Huddersfield Town and Millwall on home soil. Key attacker Teemu Pukki has overcome his injury, but the Finland international is unlikely to start against Bournemouth.
The Cherries, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in back-to-back losses to Man City (0-4) and Bournemouth (0-3), and seeing that the Canaries are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the Premier League side will return home empty-handed. All Fredericks, Brooks, and Rothwell are out of contention for the visiting 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 (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever.
Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469.
The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history.
Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.