@StatCity: Norwich preview
- 01 November 2013 15:03
- Posted by @StatCity
Twitter heroes @StatCity provide a numerical preview of City v Norwich...
Finally, a home game to look forward to. It seems an age since the Blues took centre stage at the Etihad Stadium and now we enter a period where 5 of our next 6 fixtures are on home soil.
City have scored in each of their last 54 Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium which is the longest current run of it’s kind in the division. A run stretching back to that dour 0-0 draw to Birmingham City in November 2010.
This weekend’s visitors Norwich City were the last team to leave the Etihad Stadium with all 3 points in the Premier League, with that defeat coming on the last day of the 2012/13 season. Only one other team have taken maximum Premier League points off the Blues at home in the last two and a half years.
Saturday’s encounter will be the Blues’ first traditional 3pm kick-off since September and only their 6th in 2013 as a whole. The two teams contesting the aforementioned encounter are meeting for the 64th time in all competitions. City have won just over half, with 33 victories over the Canaries (52.38%). The other results are made up of 21 draws (33.33%) and just 9 defeats (14.29%). The Blues have scored 128 goals against Norwich in all competitions at a rate of 2.03 goals per game. The Canaries have netted a mere 65 in reply at a lowly rate of 1.03 goals per game. In the clean sheets department, City have shut out the men from Carrow Road on 19 occasions (30.16%) and have only failed to score themselves 10 times (15.87%).
In the Premier League as a whole, the pair are meeting for the 13th time. City have won 6 (50.00%), drawn 4 (33.33%) and have lost just 2 (16.67%) of the previous 12. The Blues have never failed to score against Norwich City in the Premier League but have kept just 1 clean sheet themselves. Since the Canaries returned to the top-flight the four meetings between City and Norwich have produced a total of 25 goals, an average of 6.25 goals per game!
Sergio Aguero has scored 4 goals in his last 3 league starts against Norwich City and hasn’t scored more against any other opponent during his time in England. The Argentine striker has also scored 6 goals in his last 4 Premier League appearances.
The Blues have scored 7 goals from set-piece situations in the Premier League so far this season. That’s more than any other team has managed in the division.
City will be hoping to build on that 100th League Cup victory on Wednesday with a good home performance after a month on the road. Lets be ‘avin you!