AFC Bournemouth and Norwich City meet at Vitality Stadium, in a match for the 3rd round of the Championship. The history of head-to-head matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and drew 1. But the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, on 19‑10‑2019 , for the Premier League, the two teams tied by (0‑0). Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
The home team is currently in 4th position, with 4 points won. In their debut they won at home against Blackburn Rovers, by (3‑2). On matchday two, they drew away against Middlesbrough by (1‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 3 wins, 1 draw and 11 losses as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 31 suffered; against 5 victories, 4 draws and 6 defeats in his stadium, with 21 goals scored and 22 suffered. In their last match, for the League Cup, they lost an away to Manchester City by (2‑1). In their last 10 home games AFC Bournemouth has 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Bournemouth arrive for this match after a 2-1 defeat on the trip to Manchester City, in a match that counts for the League Cup. Considering that the local club drew 1-1 against Middlesbrough in the last game for the championship. In this game against Norwich, coach Jason Tindall should play 3-4-3 favoring maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, especially on the right: David Brooks is very fast and competent in transporting the ball to attack. For this game, the local coach has Joshua King in doubt due to physical problems.
Norwich City :
Currently in 5th position, the visiting team has so far won 4 points. On matchday 1, they managed to beat Huddersfield Town away by (0‑1). On the following day, the final score was tied (2‑2) in the home match against Preston North End. This is a team that, curiously, tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 5 victories, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 3 victories, 4 draws and 8 defeats in his stadium, with 16 goals scored and 22 suffered. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Norwich City won 4, drew 1 and lost 5. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
The Norwich team for this match with a 1-1 draw, against Preston, thus registering the second consecutive match without losing in this Championship: the team’s goals were signed by Pukki and Placheta. In this away game, commander Daniel Farke must keep the team 4-2-3-1 by privileging the defensive organization and the counter-attacks of the running backs. Forward Teemu Pukki is one of the highlights of this Norwich with 1 goal and 1 assist. In doubt for this game are Sam Byram and Kieran Dowell, both injured.