Norwich City are set to host Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend, as the Canaries look to climb back up the table in order to escape the relegation zone. Wolves however look to continue their winning ways as they hope to climb to fifth place above Arsenal.
The home side are desperate to grab the win as they remain 19th in the table, holding onto only eight points, just two points ahead of bottom of the table Newcastle. Although it was a rough start to the season, things are starting to look up for the Canaries as new manager Dean Smith settled in for his first match, the team have been able to hold down a win in their last 2 games, securing a 2-1 victory last Saturday at home against Southampton.
Meanwhile, Wolves are travelling to Carrow Road in much better form, sitting comfortably at 6th place with 19 points, just one point behind 5th place Arsenal. The team were able to claim their victory once again last Saturday as they secured a 1-0 win against 4th-placed West Ham United, preventing them from stepping up to third place within the table.
Bruno Lage has soon been able to whip the boys into shape after taking over the team in July. Claiming three points in six games, firing 12 goals past their opponents this season with Hwang Hee-Chan getting behind four of those goals. However, success is not all that Lages experienced as they have also been denied the win and even a draw five times. The team faced a rocky start to the season, as they finished with 1-0 defeats in their first three matches of the season. More recently, the team were denied the win at Selhurst Park after losing 2-0 on their travels.
However, this substandard start was nothing compared to the dire straits displayed by Norwich, as the Canaries were unable to put their name to one win for the first 10 games this season, being greeted by constant defeat.
Looking back to previous meetings between the two, the favourable winners seem to be pointing towards the guests. Their previous game saw Wolves stealing the win back in February 2020 beating Norwich 3-0 at home. This victory enabled Diogo Jota to rally up his tally, firing away five goals in just three days, getting two of these goals under his belt in the match against Norwich. The victory saw a similar version of events to this year's campaign, as it enabled ex-manager Nuno Espirito Santo’s team to continue to climb to 8th in the table at the time. Whilst Norwich remained merely in 20th place clinging onto any hope of survival in the relegation zone.