Norwich City travel to Hull City on Tuesday, as they look to extend their outstanding winning form to seven matches.
The Canaries most recent victory came at the Liberty stadium, as they made light work of Swansea, bagging themselves four goals once again – making it 12 goals in their last three matches for the month of November.
Norwich found themselves three goals up inside the first 40 minutes of the game on Saturday,as goals from Buendia and Stiepermann after an own goal gave the leaders a comfortable advantage. The hosts Swansea did grab themselves a goal before the break, however failed to develop their comeback in the second-half, a goal from Teemu Pukki in the 60th minute securing all three points for Norwich with the game ending 4-1 to Norwich City.
The win means Norwich kept their spot at the top of the table, however Middlesborough, who also won on the weekend, are keeping a close tab on their promotion rivals, and sit just two points behind them as we near the half way point of the season.
The Canaries will certainly be hoping to avoid giving the top spot up on Tuesday night, as they travel to the KCOM stadium to play a struggling Hull City side, who sit miserably inside the relegation zone, ensuring Norwich are the outstanding favourites ahead of the match up.
Having said this, Norwich must be on top form to avoid any slip up in this game, as Hull City certainly aren’t shy of causing an upset this season, most noticeably their victory against fourth placed West Brom earlier this month by one goal to nil.
There’s no denying Norwich’s talented front line this season with their impressive goal scoring record, however the same can’t be said for the defence which has looked shaky at times this season, and a Hull City side that has been shy in front of goal may look to capitalise on this, by shutting down the game early and catching Norwich on the break whenever they can against an at times leaky back line.
However, the talent of the Norwich attack and the form of forward Teemu Pukki is likely to be too much for The Tigers, and manager Daniel Farke will expect his side to come away with all three points like they have repeatedly done this season.
Whilst I don’t think Hull will be as easy a pushover as some Norwich fans will be expecting, I still expect them to return with all three points, and a clean sheet alongside it. 2-0.
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