Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Following a 1-1 draw with Southampton in the Championship derby, Norwich City will look to return to winning ways when they take on Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup round 3. The Canaries are eager to put an end to their three-game winless run and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the League One outfit. USA international Joshua Sargent is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the last league match, while both Dimitris Giannoulis and Jakob Sorensen miss out with injuries.
The Pirates, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-2 loss to Wycombe and given their difficulties on the road, we predict that Norwich City are going to advance to the FA Cup round 32 without any difficulties. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be experienced forward Chris Martin, who has been scoring goals for fun of late.
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 (Bristol Rovers):
Established back on August 1, 1883, Bristol Rovers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. Bristol Rovers were formed after a meeting at the Eastville Restaurant under the name of Black Arabs after the Arabs rugby team.
This name, though, lasted no more than one season as the club was renamed Eastville Rovers in 1884. Five years later the club’s name was officially changes to Bristol Rovers. Nicknamed the Pirates, Bristol Rovers welcome their opponents at Memorial Stadium Horfield, the venue with the capacity of 12,296. Bristol Rovers are well known for their blue and white home kit, but they are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels.
Ricky Lambert, who used to play for the likes of Southampton and Liverpool in the Premier League, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable footballers. It has to be noted that Lambert scored 51 goals in 128 appearances for the Pirates in the league.