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Match Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City

11 December 2020

Norwich City travel to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday (3pm KO).

Our Match Preview looks at Rovers’ season so far, the officials in charge of the game, and provides information on how supporters can follow the action live.

The opposition

Blackburn are enjoying their season so far, sitting tenth with 25 points after 17 games. As the halfway point approaches, anything can happen for Rovers, who are just nine points away from the Canaries in first.

Rovers had a difficult opening to the season, losing out to AFC Bournemouth in a competitive 3-2 result in the first league game of the season, before being beaten by Newcastle United in the EFL Cup just three days later.

Blackburn more than made up for this however, beating Wycombe Wanderers and Derby County with consecutive 5-0 and 4-0 scorelines

Since then, Blackburn have gone on to win seven of their 17 games, drawing four and losing six.

Having recently lost 1-0 to Bristol City on the same night the Canaries beat Nottingham Forest, the Lancashire side will be looking to right their wrongs with a home win over Daniel Farke’s squad.

Head-to-head

There have been 45 meetings between City and Rovers since 1912, resulting in 14 wins, 19 defeats and 12 draws for Norwich.

Last time we met, three goals in the first 23 minutes was enough to see City take a 2-1 win over Rovers, thanks to goals from Marco Stiepermann and Mario Vrancic. City fans may also remember this win was enough to seal the Canaries' promotion to the Premier League! 

Ref watch

Dean Whitestone has been appointed to oversee proceedings on Wednesday night, Nik Barnard and Craig Taylor his assistants and David Webb the fourth official.

Whitestone was last in charge of a City game back in January 2011, when Norwich lost 1-0 to Leyton Orient in the FA Cup, and he handed out four yellow cards.

How to follow

Saturday's match is available exclusively to UK-based supporters on iFollow.

Supporters living in the UK must purchase a £10 match pass to watch – there are no free passes available to season ticket holders for this game.

If you purchase a match pass before 3pm on Saturday, you’ll be sent (via email) a 20% off retail voucher code to redeem on shop.canaries.co.uk. Furthermore, you’ll also be entered into a draw to win a £150 gift voucher, also redeemable at shop.canaries.co.uk.

On iFollow, you gain access to HD four-camera coverage, replays and BBC Radio Norfolk commentary by tuning in.

The match has been selected for international broadcast, so unfortunately it’s not available as part of any existing monthly or seasonal subscriptions.

Purchase your match pass HERE.

Otherwise, Norwich City's website and social channels on TwitterFacebook and Instagram will provide regular updates.

To learn more about the variety of passes on offer to supporters this season, click here.

If you have any questions around our iFollow service, please check out answers to some FAQs here. Alternatively, please email ifollow@efl.com.


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