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Norwich City vs Millwall – Prediction and Team News

Aug 23, 2022

Eager to make a back-to-back Championship win, Norwich City will face Millwall on Friday.

After a slow start on Tuesday, Dean Smith recorded their first win in the League while their opponent retrieved a draw away at Swansea City to move on to seven points from their outings.

Preview

Finished at the bottom of the Premier League table last term, Norwich City came into a fresh Championship season with the hopes of making a swift return to the top, but they did not make a firm beginning.

Dean Smith’s side began with a loss away at Cardiff City and were able to share points in the following contests at home to Wigan Athletic – newly promoted, all credits to Max Aaron’s second-half equaliser in a 1-1 draw.

Hoping to make it a penalty shootout victory over Birmingham City in the EFL Cup first quarter after a 2-2 draw in normal time, Canaries made the trip to Hull City but left empty-handed when, Marcelino Nunez goal was deficit to spark turnaround after Oscar Estupian given their hosts 2-0 lead.

Yet, in search of first three-point tug, Smith’s squad were finally victorious on Tuesday whipping Huddersfield Town 2-1 at Carrow Road as Joshua Sargent and Danel Sinani scored early goals before the Norfolk ensemble took a one-goal lead in the final 10 minutes.

On the back of their slow start, Team will be hoping Tuesday’s victory will be a turning point and will look to make back-to-back home wins. 

As Millwall arrived, that made a relatively positive start to the new term under Gary Rowett after a ninth-place finish last season. 

The Lions jumpstart with a 2-0 home win over Stoke City all because of Charlie Cresswell but drop out of the EFL Cup and lose away at Sheffield United in their second league outing. 

On Tuesday, Millwall travelled to take Swansea City, looking set to fall to a defeat with early finishes from Ryan Manning and Michael Obafemi having 2-0 up in injury time that forced to share of the spoils as Ben Cabango and Nathan Wood scored own goals.

Lions will aim to take a remarkable scalp at the weekend and move onto 10 points from five outings.

Win Probability

Norwich City – 50%

Millwall  – 22%

Draw – 28%

News

Smith may opt to take only slight changes following their win on Tuesday.

Joshua Sargent is set to lead the attack in the absence of Teemu Pukki.

Marcelino Nunez has quickly established himself in the midfield , Gabriel Sara is also vying for a starting berth.

Millwall will remain without attackers Mason Bennett and Tom Bradshaw due to injuries.

Andreas Voglsammer in line for a first start up front. 

Charlie Cresswell, Jake Cooper and Murray Wallace again line up across the back three, with George Saville vying to come into the midfield.

Norwich City possible starting lineup:

Krul; Aarons, Omobamidele, Hanley, McClean; Sara, Gibbs, Nunez; Sinani, Sargent, Cantwell

Millwall possible starting lineup:

Bialkowski; Cresswell, Cooper, Wallace; McNamara, Shackleton, Saville, Malone; Honeyman; Afobe, Voglsammer

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