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Match Preview: Norwich City v Coventry City

27 November 2020

With seven wins from the last nine games, Norwich City look to go ten unbeaten with the visit of Coventry City in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday (3pm KO).

Our Match Preview takes a look at how the Sky Blues have fared so far this season, the officials in charge of the match, and how supporters can follow the action live from home.

The opposition

Since winning the League One title at the end of last season, Mark Robins’ Coventry have had mixed form as they adjust to football in the second tier.

After the season started with a win, a draw and a loss in the opening three games, Coventry lost four of the next five before beating Reading and then falling to defeat in the following two.

However, they have also kept successive clean sheets in the last two matches, drawing 0-0 at home to Birmingham City and winning 1-0 at home to Cardiff City, showing the kind of defensive resilience they’ll need to stay in the division.

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Matt Godden is the club’s top scorer so far this season with four goals to his name in the Championship, while City loanee Sam McCallum also got on the score sheet with one.

Those results see Coventry sit 21st, three points above the relegation zone, ahead of this weekend’s game.


There have been 121 meetings between Norwich and Coventry since 1908, providing 33 Norwich wins, 54 Coventry wins and 34 draws.

Last time we met was in round two of the EFL Cup in August 2016, Norwich comfortably winning 6-1 at Carrow Road.

We haven’t played Coventry in the Championship since May 2011, when a flurry of four goals in ten minutes resulted in a 2-2 draw between the sides.

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Ref watch

Keith Stroud has been appointed to take charge of Saturday’s game, with Sam Lewis and Nigel Lugg his assistants and Andy Davies the fourth official.

This season, Stroud has overseen eleven games in all competitions, handing out 23 yellow cards and one red.

The last time he took charge of a Norwich game was for our 2-2 draw at home to Reading in April 2019.

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.

Non-season ticket holders can watch the match on iFollow as well, by purchasing a £10 match pass here.

iFollow is the only place you can watch the game. You gain access to HD four-camera coverage, replays and BBC Radio Norfolk commentary by tuning in.

Overseas supporters can watch the match as part of their existing iFollow monthly or seasonal subscriptions, - international match passes are also available. Click here for more information.  

City fans will also be able to watch our matchday show NR1 LIVE on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube from 2.30pm. 

Host Darren Eadie will be joined by guests Darren Huckerby and Adam Drury to discuss all the build-up to the game.

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

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