Norwich vs Man City Premier League Predictions

Premier League Norwich vs Man City
Norwich vs Man City Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 3-2.

After a seemingly strong start to their new Premier League campaign and some impressive displays against top teams, Norwich will be looking to get a top six scalp soon enough, but perhaps not this weekend as the formidable reigning champions Manchester City turn up in Norfolk.


Let’s be honest, this is going to be one heck of a tough match for Norwich, especially if they plan on getting all three points. City look dominant, despite how good Norwich have looked this season.

The Canaries will go into this game as straight up underdogs, with just one win from their first four games, a convincing home win against Newcastle.

City still look like they’ll be the team to beat this season despite their 2-2 home draw against Spurs earlier in the season, with this a perfect opportunity to make a strong statement.

Norwich lost away at Liverpool on the opening day of the season despite playing quite well in the second half, lost to Chelsea at home after that Newcastle win and failed to even score in a 2-0 loss away at West Ham before the international break.

City, on the other hand, have won three of their opening four games against West Ham, Bournemouth and Brighton, scoring 14 goals and conceding three out of the four matches so far.

The away side are favourites to win this game and it may be as big a margin as many suggest. Don’t be surprised if City record a 5-1 thumping or another kind of big win.

Betting Tips

City are overwhelming favourites for this clash so an away win carries very little risk. Although Norwich have earned themselves some fans this season with how they’ve played, that might be their undoing in this game. Norwich will be open and expansive in their approach to the game to try and nick an early goal, but City will punish them like they do everyone else, and this is among the best online betting odds for this midweek round of action. 888sport have a 5-1 City win at 15/1.

These are lengthy odds for an outcome which is more probable than they reflect, simply because it seems so likely to happen? If City start a bit slowly and Norwich take an early lead to almost wake the visitors up before they go into the second 45 minutes ready to batter them, it doesn’t seem so far out of the realm of possibility, with it rated at 19/5 by 888sport.


Head to Head

Norwich and Manchester City have battled each other 95 times across all competitions, with Norwich winning just nine games in that time. City have won 36 of those games, while 23 of the games have ended with both sides on level pegging.


  • 1938 was the first time the two played with Man City running out 4-1 winners at the old Maine Road ground. Norwich’s first league win over City came in 1964 when they won 2-0 in the old Second
  • Norwich’s first league win over City came in 1964 when they won 2-0 in the old Second Division, once again at Maine Road.
  • The largest winning margin is 7-0, achieved by City back in 2013 when goals from David Silva, Edin Dzeko, Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo and own goals from Russell Martin and Bradley Johnson gave City the win at the Etihad.
  • The last Norwich win came in 2013 when they won 3-2 on the final day of the 2012/2013 season at the Etihad, with goals from Anthony Pilkington, Grant Holt and Jonny Howson giving them the win.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke