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Match Preview: Cardiff City v Norwich City

15 January 2021

Sky Bet Championship football returns this weekend as Norwich City travel to South Wales to take on Cardiff City at 3pm on Saturday.

Our Match Preview looks at the Bluebirds’ season so far, the officials in charge of Saturday’s game and how you can follow the action live.

The opposition

Last time we met, goals from Emi Buendia and Todd Cantwell secured a professional 2-0 win at Carrow Road less than a month ago.

Since then, Neil Harris’ side have suffered three defeats in all competitions, losing 3-2 to Brentford and 2-1 to Wycombe Wanderers in the league.

Most recently, Cardiff were knocked out of the FA Cup in a 1-0 defeat away to Nottingham Forest.

Ahead of the weekend, they sit 15th in the league with eight wins, five draws and nine defeats giving them a total of 29 points from 22 games.

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Head-to-head

In the 57 meetings between Norwich and Cardiff since 1931, there have been 32 Norwich wins, 16 Cardiff wins and nine draws.

Our previous trip to the Cardiff City Stadium came in the Carabao Cup in 2018, when a brace from Dennis Srbeny and Max Aarons’ first goal for the club gave us a 3-1 win in the second round.

Ref watch

Tony Harrington has been appointed to take charge of Saturday’s match, Daniel Leach and Shaun Hudson his assistants with John Busby the fourth official.

Harrington’s most recent Norwich game was our 1-0 win at Middlesbrough in November, when Teemu Pukki scored a 72nd minute penalty.

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How to follow

By purchasing a £10 match pass for Saturday's game, Norwich fans will qualify for a 20% retail voucher code to use in our online store.

The game is being shown exclusively on iFollow, so all supporters will be required to purchase a £10 match pass to watch the game. The match will be made available to watch here on Saturday.

Owing to ongoing travel restrictions for local BBC staff, our iFollow feed this weekend will not have BBC Radio Norfolk commentary. Commentary on the iFollow service for this fixture will therefore be provided by BBC Radio Wales.

Fans who purchase a video match pass for the fixture will qualify for a 20% retail voucher code, which will be sent by email next week. One lucky fan will also win a signed shirt.

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

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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