Our prediction for this match:
Norwich City footballers can’t wait for the new season to begin as they return to the Premier League after a three-year absence. The Canaries impressed in the 2017/2018 Championship campaign, with the team clinching top position in the standings without any difficulties, but it remains to be seen if they are going to be competitive at the highest level of English football.
Norwich City kicked off their pre-season with a 2-2 draw with German side Arminia Bielefeld, but they are seen as favourites to win Wednesday’s friendly against Brentford. The Bees, on the other hand, did well to hold famous Ukrainian Side Dynamo Kiev to a goalless draw earlier in July, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the trip to Norfolk. Seeing that Norwich coach Daniel Farke is likely to stick to his rotation policy, we predict that the two teams are going to play out a draw at Colney Training Centre.
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 (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300.
The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition.
Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have their history of crowd violence. The colour of Brentford’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.