Manchester City vs Norwich City

Manchester City will look to bounce back from their loss at Tottenham Hotspur when they host Norwich City at the Premier League’s Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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The Citizens suffered a 1-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the first weekend of the 2021-22 campaign, while Norwich was defeated 3-0 by Liverpool at Carrow Road on their return to this level.

Manchester City is considered by many to be the favorite to successfully defend their Premier League title this season, but there is no getting around the fact that it has been a difficult August for the club so far.

A proposed deal for Harry Kane seems no closer to being finalized, while Pep Guardiola’s side have suffered 1-0 losses to Leicester City and Tottenham in their two competitive games this season.

In fact, the Foxes beat the English champions at the Community Shield on August 7, before Tottenham took the Premier League winners 1-0 last Sunday thanks to a second-half effort from Son Heung. -min, which means that there is already pressure on the Citizens to put three points on the board.

Manchester City’s need for a new striker was demonstrated in the defeat at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the club will soon enter a difficult streak of matches, facing Arsenal, Leicester, Chelsea, and Liverpool in four of their five post-match matches. this weekend with Daniel Farke’s team.

Guardiola’s team beat Norwich 5-0 when the two teams last met at the Etihad Stadium in July 2020, but the Canaries managed a 3-2 win over Man City at Carrow Road in September 2019.

Norwich’s start to the 2021-22 Premier League season couldn’t have been much more difficult considering they started against Liverpool and are now preparing to take on Man City.

It’s not much easier, though, as Farke’s team will face Leicester in their final August game before opening Arsenal in September, and it could be a tough season if the promoted team can’t score some points. on the board in his first four games.

Norwich started brilliantly against Liverpool last weekend, but conceded once in the first half and twice in the second, as the Reds clinched a 3-0 win at Carrow Road.

Canarias will know their form at home will be crucial if they want to stay in the top flight this season, but they did pull off a 3-2 away win against Man City in 2013, and it could be a good time to take on the champions considering their woes. in the early stages of the new campaign.

Farke’s team also had the best road record in the Championship last season, scoring 49 points from 23 games, recording 15 wins, and suffering just four losses, which are impressive statistics.

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