Premier League: Cardiff City v Norwich City match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hope to transfer his team’s recent cup form to the league this weekend, as Cardiff play host to Norwich.

Solskjaer has enjoyed two wins in cup competition since taking over at Cardiff, but is yet to pick up a point in the Premier League. And, if that were to continue this weekend, Cardiff will find themselves glued the foot of the Premier League. With Sunderland, Crystal Palace and West Ham all picking up points midweek, it is vital for Cardiff to get something out of the game.

Norwich have climbed up to 12 due to their recent home form; two draws and a win since the turn of the year. However, having won only twice on their travels this season, another negative away result would leave the Canaries looking over their shoulder at the relegation places and add to the pressure on Chris Hughton.

With a vital three points available on Saturday, don’t expect a repeat of the 0-0 between the teams earlier this season.

Kick off: Saturday, 3.00pm

Past meetings:

Norwich 0 Cardiff 0, Premier League, 26 October 2013.

Norwich 1 (Martin) Cardiff 1 (Parkin), Championship, 15 January 2011.

Cardiff 3 (Bothroyd, Chopra, Whittingham) Norwich 1 (Hoolahan) , Championship,  30 October 2010.

Norwich 2 (Mooney, McDonald) Cardiff 0, Championship,  10 March 2009.

Stats:

Cardiff have failed to score in more games (12) than any other team in the Premier League.

Cardiff make the fewest shots per game (10.5) in the league.

Cardiff are currently top of the Fair Play league, with just 28 yellow cards and no reds.

Whenever Norwich have led at half time, they have gone on to win the match (3 matches).

Norwich have only scored multiple goals in three Premier League fixtures this season.

Odds:

Cardiff to win: 2.2

Norwich to win: 3.25

Draw: 3.3

TV: Highlights on BBC One at 10.30pm

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