Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Preview – Championship


William Torphy is one of Fluentsport's England Championship experts covering most of the upcoming fixtures in the year.
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Norwich City face Wigan Athletic in this Championship clash.

When is the match, and kick off time?

The match is on Saturday 29th September 2018, and kicks off at 3:00pm UK time. The venue for the match is Carrow Road (Norwich, Norfolk).

Tactics

Wigan Athletic won't be able to rely on their individual players in this game, as Norwich City have been good at managing these threats in previous games. If Norwich City continue their solid defensive performance, they should be able to stop a lot of chances as they develop for their opponents. Wigan Athletic will need to be defensively alert, as Norwich City will continue their tactical usage of attacking through balls. Wigan Athletic will hope that Norwich City attack wide so they can prevent danger with their superior defence on the wings. Norwich City should be able to pick up some extra possession as they have performed better than Wigan Athletic in the air.

Current form

Norwich City are in good form having not lost any of their previous 5 games and are looking to extend their unbeaten streak. In their last game, they won by 1 goal against Blackburn Rovers. Meanwhile, Wigan Athletic are in average form having had mixed results from their previous 5 fixtures, and will be looking to improve this time around.

Squads

Norwich City Wigan Athletic
Forwards Ben Godfrey, Jordan Rhodes, Teemu Pukki. Callum McManaman, Joe Garner, Leon Clarke, Divin Baningime, Mwiya Malumo, Devante Cole, Joe Gelhardt, Charlie Jolley.
Midfielders Felix Passlack, Alexander Tettey, Louis Thompson, Mario Vrančić, Tom Trybull, Marco Stiepermann, Jamal Lewis, Onel Hernández, Dennis Srbeny, Moritz Leitner, Ben Marshall, Todd Cantwell, Kenny Mclean, Mason Enigbokan-Bloomfield, Max Aarons, Alfie Payne. Sam Morsy, Alex Perry, Darron Gibson, Lee Evans, Anthony Pilkington, Michael Jacobs, Nick Powell, Josh Gregory, Gavin Massey, Christopher Merrie, Gary Roberts, Anthony Plant, James Berry, Jensen Weir, Mitchell Culshaw, Kal Naismith, Beni Baningime, Josh Windass.
Defenders Timm Klose, Ivo Pinto, Christoph Zimmermann, Grant Hanley, Akin Famewo, Philip Heise, Emiliano Buendía. Antonee Robinson, Chey Dunkley, Nathan Byrne, Victor Maffeo, Tylor Golden, Adam Long, Tom Hilton, Will McGuffie, Joseph Downey, Danny Fox, Jonas Olsson, Cédric Kipré, Reece James.
Goalkeepers Michael McGovern, Tim Krul, Aston Oxborough. Jamie Jones, Jordan Perrin, Christian Walton, Owen Evans.
Staff Daniel Farke, Alan Irvine. Paul Cook.

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