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Preview: Norwich City vs Birmingham City - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s EFL Cup match between Norwich City and Birmingham City, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

All-championship incident in the first round EFL Cup It takes place on Carrow Road on Tuesdays. Norwich city to host city ​​of birmingham.

The Canaries could only manage a 1-1 draw with newly promoted Wigan Athletic over the weekend, while the Blues beat Huddersfield Town 2-1.

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If the first two games of the season are any indication of what’s to come, a return to the Premier League in the first two games will be a tall order for Norwich. 2022-23 Championship season.

After a 1–0 defeat to Cardiff City in the opener, Norwich returned to Carrow Road to face newly promoted Wigan and were forced to come from behind to save a 1–1 draw. . Max Aarons cancel the first half James McLean attack.

The Canaries have had a underwhelming early season and are hanging above the relegation zone, but it would be foolish to focus on their standings at this stage of the season. Dean SmithThe side has plenty of time to light up the blue touch paper.

The two-time EFL Cup champions set out to avoid a second EFL Cup first-round exit in three years after being sent off early in 2020, losing 3-0 to eventual winners Liverpool Before, last year we advanced to the third round.

Birmingham City's Onel Hernandez celebrates his first goal against Lukas Jutkiewicz on 22 January 2022© Reuters

By contrast, the Birmingham players were able to clear up the ongoing distractions off the field with a 2–1 win over Huddersfield Town at St Andrews. John Eustaceteams have collected four points from their first two games of the campaign.

Scott Hogan and Norwich Borrowers Przemyslaw Pratcheta had scored for Birmingham in the first half Danny Ward One turned back towards Huddersfield shortly after the hour mark, but the visitors were unable to lower their level in the embers of the battle.

The launch of the new EFL Cup campaign will bring back fond memories for Birmingham fans. Many of them owe their final gasp to Arsenal in the 2011 final. Obafemi Martins Despite my efforts, I haven’t had any tournament success since.

After three consecutive first-round eliminations from 2018 to 2020, Birmingham reached the second round last year, but were quickly beaten 2-0 by Fulham, failing to advance to the third round since 2015. I did.

Norwich and Birmingham lock horns in the championship just three weeks after their EFL Cup showdown on Tuesday. The Canaries will enter the contest for his fourth victory in a bounce-back against the Blues after winning his previous three games by aggregating 7-2 each.

Norwich City form (all competitions):

City of Birmingham form (all competitions):

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Norwich City's Thiem Pukki celebrates his first goal against Grant Hanley on 9 February 2022© Reuters

Norwich welcomes you Grant Hanley The centre-back returned to the fold with open arms after missing a draw with Wigan due to suspension, but Dimitrios Jeannulis I needed oxygen and a stretcher after sustaining a nasty ankle injury.

Max Aarons was also the victim of a terrifying challenge from Tom Naylor – Inexplicably, the penalty never ended up being awarded – and the right-back could also be forced to sit this out after a stud-up tackle injures him.

John Rowe When Isaac Hayden Remain in the treatment room with two side backs. Sam Byram I am recovering from a thigh injury and will be a member of Matchday.

Birmingham, on the other hand, will have to make ends meet without attacker Pracheta, who can’t play against their parent club. Christian Bielik He’s not even ready to make his second club debut.

Gary Gardner When Nico Gordon It should also be evaluated after the weekend’s absence. Harley Dean Another concern for Bruce that needs to be changed either way.

The void left by Pracheta’s absence Jordan Grahamin the meantime job bellingham We want to gain valuable time in cup action.

Norwich City starters:
Gunn; Gibson, Hanley, Omovamidale, McCallum. Sarah, Sorensen, McLean.Sargent, Pookie, Hernandez

Candidates for Birmingham City’s starting XI:
Etheridge; Sanderson, Trusty, Roberts. Colin, Bellingham, Woods, Bacuna, Graham.Jutkiewicz Hogan

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We say: Norwich City 2-1 Birmingham City

Norwich will arguably be the more motivated of the two teams after the weekend’s misconduct and spate of injuries. Their recent flurry of results against Birmingham makes for positive reading.

With Norwich suffering the most in that area, the Blues will do well to take advantage of the wider area, but I believe the Canaries will finally start the season and give their fans their support.

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