Premier League

Norwich vs Manchester City: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Max Parsons
Manchester City beat Norwich 5-0 on matchday two in the Premier League
Manchester City beat Norwich 5-0 on matchday two in the Premier League / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Norwich have enjoyed an upturn in form of late but will need to produce something special if they're to continue it on Saturday, as they host Manchester City.

Dean Smith's men are currently on a run of four matches without defeat in all competitions, winning Premier League matches against Everton and Watford before an FA Cup victory over Wolves and a league draw with Crystal Palace last time out.

Lifting themselves out of the relegation zone will be a tall order this weekend, however, as they face Pep Guardiola's side. The Cityzens are currently 12 points clear at the Premier League summit, having won 13 of their previous 14 league fixtures - good luck to the Canaries.

Here's 90min's preview of this one.

How to watch Norwich vs Manchester City on TV

Norwich City v Crystal Palace - Premier League
Carrow Road is the venue / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

When is kick off? Saturday 12 February, 17:30 (GMT)
Where is it being played? Carrow Road, Norwich
What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League (UK), Peacock (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube channel
Who's the referee? Andre Marriner
Who's the VAR? Paul Tierney

Norwich team news

Smith has a few certain absentees to contend with, as Andrew Omobamidele, Tim Krul and Jacob Sorensen are set to miss out.

Meanwhile, the hosts could be able to recall upon Josh Sargent - who missed the 1-1 draw with Palace last time out through illness - although Ozan Kabak and Lukas Rupp remain doubtful.

Read Norwich's predicted lineup here

Manchester City team news

There could be a bit of chopping and changing from Guardiola, who may opt to draft Kyle Walker back into right-back in place of John Stones and Jack Grealish back into the front three instead of Phil Foden.

In any case, the City boss has options although won't be able to include Gabriel Jesus or Cole Palmer - both of whom miss out through injury.

Read Man City's predicted lineup here

Norwich vs Manchester City head to head record

This fixture has generally been a very exciting one on recent years - for neutrals and City fans, anyway.

Overall, Saturday's visitors have dominated, winning 38 of the clubs' 71 meetings while Norwich boast just ten victories - there have been 23 draws.

Scorelines since the beginning of the 2011/12 campaign include 5-1, 6-1, 4-3, 7-0 and two 5-0 wins (those coming in their previous two encounters) for Manchester City, although the one Canaries fans will hold on to dearly is their famous 3-2 win over Guardiola's side in the 2019/20 season.

Norwich vs Manchester City prediction

A 3-2 Norwich victory - while it has happened twice in the sides' last nine clashes - however, is hugely unlikely here.

To have also occurred in those previous nine meetings are two 5-0 wins and a 7-0 drubbing for Saturday's visiting side - they just love playing Norwich. And, although Smith's men have enjoyed a resurgence in recent weeks, Guardiola's side will almost certainly have far too much firepower for the hosts to keep at bay as they did in midweek against Palace.

A hearty and uplifting few weeks for Canaries fans will surely be brought to a crushing end by City's titanic footballing virtuosity.

Prediction: Norwich 0-3 Manchester City