Norwich City will welcome Birmingham City on 9th August for England League Cup fixture at Carrow Road in Norwich, England.
Norwich City have been the side to defeat in this duel. With seven wins, six draws and only one loss in their previous meetings against Birmingham City, Norwich City hope to write another history against Birmingham City. Norwich City however, must, put in form defensive challenges they have faced recently. They have been without a victory in 4 games, a setback in form that is getting worrisome for head coach, Dean Smith. They started the pre-season with excellent run of 4 victories in a row before losing twice. Obtaining a red card and conceding to a loss on the road in the first match of the campaign before a 1-1 draw in the second match are not convincing enough but i trust them to pull their usual surprise against their opponent.
Birmingham City are in the second-tier competition and hope to build on a fair start in the new campaign. Birmingham City last Championship duel was against Huddersfield Town and the match ended in a 2-1 victory. The match was played at St Andrew Trillion Trophy Stadium, with Scott Hogan and Przemyslaw Placheta netting goals. Last H2H between Norwich City and Birmingham City was at St Andrew Trillion Trophy Stadium, with Norwich City winning the match by a 3-1 scoreline. During their last three meetings, Norwich City took the lead, having won three, no draws while Birmingham City have failed to register a win. The greatest task for Birmingham City is to end Norwich City dominance.
Verdict: Norwich City have lost just once to Birmingham City in previous 14 encounters. While they are not able to kick off the season as many expected after a loss and a draw, I expect Norwich City to continue their dominance with yet another victory on the back of 3 victories on a streak against Birmingham City.
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