The Canaries head into the weekend sitting seven points adrift of safety, putting the pressure on Daniel Farke’s side to push for victory at Molineux.Building on their stunning return to the highest flight last season, Nuno Espírito Santo’s side are sitting pretty in eighth place as things stand, just five points off the highest four.
Visitors Norwich have endured a tougher season thus far .
They currently prop the Premier League table, and haven’t won within the league for over a month,
since a narrow home victory over fellow strugglers Bournemouth.
As well as reaching the FA Cup fifth round, Norwich have kept two clean sheets from four attempts,
only conceding goals during narrow defeats to Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool respectively.
In their most up-to-date outing against the latter, Norwich regularly troubled the league leaders,
and Farke will feel that his side are heading within the right direction, no matter their lowly standing.
Although Norwich haven’t scored a goal from open play within the half of a Premier League contest since New Year’s Day Day,
they’re facing opponents who have made a habit of conceding the primary goal in matches throughout this season.
Cardiff City vs Norwich City Team News
With Sam Byram having sustained a hamstring injury last weekend, Jamal Lewis will return to the Norwich starting lineup at left-back.
Emiliano Buendia is additionally in line for a recall, potentially at the expense of January arrival Lukas Rupp.
Barring any late fitness issues, Nuno is predicted to call an equivalent team which began the fixture with Espanyol.
Should the Portuguese prefer to shower his team,
Leander Dendoncker would likely inherit the midfield in situ of Ruben Neves or Joao Moutinho.
Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is probably going to possess an unchanged squad.
Ruben Vinagre is predicted to stay sidelined,
but there might be changes to the side that beat Espanyol within the Europa League on Thursday.
Norwich defender Sam Byram will miss the remainder of the season following hamstring surgery.
Christoph Zimmermann may be a doubt with a hamstring injury of his own,
while winger Onel Hernandez’s knee problem are going to be assessed.
Cardiff City vs Norwich City Line Up
Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny; Traore, Jimenez, Jota
Norwich City possible starting lineup:
Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Hanley, Lewis; Tettey, McClean; Buendia, Duda, Cantwell; Pukki
Cardiff City vs Norwich City Head-to-head
After a run of three straight victories over Wolves, Norwich have did not win any of the past three encounters.
Norwich have won only two of their 27 league away fixtures against Wolves –
both times within the second tier, in September 1995 and October 2016.
How to follow Cardiff City vs Norwich City
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 8pm /
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app. /
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This match will not be shown live in the UK.
LIVE SCORE ONLINE
Sky Bet Championship.
3:00pm, Saturday 16th January 2021.
Cardiff City Stadium.