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Match Preview: Norwich City v Cardiff City

18 December 2020

Norwich City welcome Cardiff City to Carrow Road for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off in the Sky Bet Championship (12.30pm KO).

Let’s take a look at how the Bluebirds have performed so far this season, the officials in charge of the weekend’s match, and how you can follow the action live.

The opposition

Cardiff have grown into the 2020/21 season after going through a period of mixed form early on. A period of just three wins in the opening 13 games saw Neil Harris’ side sitting 18th in the division.

But a corner was turned at the end of November, as Cardiff beat Luton Town 4-0 before taking 12 points from the next 15 available.

Most recently, Sean Morrison’s 89th-minute winner secured a 3-2 victory at home to Birmingham City in dramatic fashion.

Kiefer Moore is the club’s current top scorer this season with eight goals in all competitions.

Ahead of Saturday’s game, Cardiff sit tenth in the Championship on 29 points, 11 behind the league leaders.

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Head-to-head

In the 56 meetings between Norwich and Cardiff since 1931, there have been 31 Norwich wins, 16 Cardiff wins and nine draws.

Cardiff will remember their previous visit to Carrow Road fondly, Kenneth Zohore and Junior Hoilett both scoring late on to take three points back to Wales.

The last time we beat Cardiff at home was in September 2016, when goals from Cameron Jerome, Jonny Howson and Josh Murphy wrapped up a 3-2 win for the Canaries, Anthony Pilkington getting a brace for the away side that day.

Ref watch

Tim Robinson has been appointed to take charge of Saturday’s game, Nigel Lugg and Lee Venamore his assistants and Neil Hair the fourth official.

Robinson last saw over a Norwich game for our 0-0 draw at home to Millwall at the start of November.

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How to follow

Saturday’s match is available for season ticket holders to watch for FREE on iFollow.

Providing season ticket holders have updated their email address with the club and created an iFollow account with the same details, the match will be made available for free here on Saturday.

Because the match has been selected for broadcast by Sky Sports in the UK, no match passes are being sold for this fixture. It's also not able to be viewed as part of any existing international passes or subscriptions.

However, you can purchase audio passes to listen to our match with the Bluebirds with BBC Radio Norfolk commentary. To subscribe, click here.

City fans will also be able to watch our matchday show NR1 LIVE on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube from 12pm.

Otherwise, Norwich City's website and social channels on Twitter, Facebook 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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