Premier League Preview: Norwich City vs. Manchester City

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  • Norwich has lost 8 of last 9
  • City has 2 wins in last 6 PL games
  • Norwich 2-8-5 record vs. City in PL

Norwich City host Manchester City at Carrow Road on Saturday (Watch live, 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra) with both teams desperate for points.

Norwich currently sits in the relegation zone, while Man City still has faint hopes of wining the title but Manuel Pellegrini‘s side can’t afford any more slip ups in the final 10 games of the season.

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Earlier this season City won 2-1 late on at the Etihad Stadium, plus they also beat Norwich 3-0 at Carrow Road in the FA Cup in January.

Ahead of this clash Bassong, Brady and Naismith will all have late fitness tests for Norwich, while City will be without Yaya Toure who injured his heel.

What they’re saying

Pellegrini piles title pressure on Leicester, Spurs:  “I always say when you play teams in the relegation positions it is very difficult, but if we win our next two in the Premier League the pressure will be on the others. It depends how the pressure is managed. We don’t have the margin of error and we need to win our games. But we don’t just depend on what we can do. Tottenham, Leicester… we cannot have the same points as them if they win all their games.”

Alex Neil believes in the upset: “We’ve played well against the top teams so far this season – it’s not out of our capabilities to get a result. We can take a lot of heart from our performance against Manchester City at the Etihad earlier in the season. There’s no reason why we can’t get a result tomorrow. We’ve done it before and we’ve always been in games.”

Prediction

This should be an open and entertaining game as both teams need the points. A draw really doesn’t help either team out, although Norwich would certainly take a point before kick off. I just can’t see City not scoring, and in their pursuit of goals they may leave themselves open at the back. 3-1 to Man City.