Norwich City vs Leicester CityEngland Championship, KO: 20:00 Sep 20, 2023, Carrow Road
It is a battle of two of the most impressive sides in the Championship this season as Norwich City welcome Leicester City to Carrow Road on Wednesday. There appears to be little to separate both teams at the moment and a closely fought encounter could be on the cards.
Norwich are enjoying a fine start to the season and are among the early pacesetters as they sit just three points off leaders Preston North End. David Wagner’s men have lost just once across all competitions this season, claiming four wins in six Championship matches so far.
One of the wins came last weekend as they earned a 1-0 home victory over Stoke City. Jack Stacey’s effort just before the break proved to be the difference as they withstood some second half pressure from the hosts to hold on for the win.
A pivotal part of Norwich City’s early success this season is their solid record at Carrow Road where they have won their last three matches. However, they only just kept their first clean sheet at home in that win over Stoke City.
Leicester City have also made an impressive start to the season and are currently second on that standings, just one point off the pace. They have won five of their last six matches and are also making steady progress in the Carabao Cup.
The Foxes travel to Carrow Road off the back of a 4-1 victory at Southampton in their previous Championship fixture. They had four different goalscorers with Jamie Vardy, Jason McAteer and Wilfred Ndidi all on target before the break while Stephy Mavididi added the fourth midway through the second half.
The win at Southampton is an extension of Leicester City’s good form on their travels this season. Enzo Maresca’s men have won all five of their away matches across all competitions, although they have conceded in two of the last three matches in that run.
How the bookies view it
The bookies appear to be split on this one with a win for Norwich City priced at 7/4 by Betfred while a Leicester City victory is valued at 8/5 by BoyleSports. Paddy Power is offering odds of 13/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Norwich City have a 17-14 advantage with eight draws from 39 previous matches against Leicester City. However, the Foxes have won the last two meetings and claimed a 2-1 victory on their last visit to Carrow Road back in 2021.
Players to watch
Jon Rowe is having a fine start to the season and will be the one to watch for Norwich City on Wednesday. The striker has four goals in six Championship matches and is priced at 15/4 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.
Leicester City have spread their goals across the team this season but Stephy Mavididi could be worth keeping an eye on with his pace often a problem for defenders. The forward has scored two goals on the road this season and is priced at 14/5 by bet365 to find the net on Wednesday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Norwich City and Leicester City have quality in attack and given their recent defensive vulnerability, both teams can be backed to score at 4/6 William Hill. There were over 3.5 goals in Leicester’s previous fixture and a repeat is priced at 2/1 with William Hill, who is also offering odds of 4/5 for over 2.5 goals.
Both teams are likely to serve up a cagey first half which means there are likely to be more goals after the break at 20/21 with bet365. Both teams can also be tipped to score in the second half at 2/1 with Paddy Power.
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