Norwich vs Millwall Preview: The Canaries Looking For Back-To-Back Wins!
Norwich will welcome Gary Rowett and his Milwall team to Carrow Road after their win mid week they will be looking at trying to get 3 more points to help boost their promotion hopes.
Dean Smith confirmed in his Thursday morning press conference that it was 'unknown' about the fitness of Temmu Pukki. The City boss said that he hasn't kicked a ball yet but that he would train to hopefully be included in the matchday squad.
Sam Byram is being monitored ahead of a return to the matchday squad with the current injruy crisis at left back with Sam McCallum, Dimitris Giannoulis and Jacob Sorensen all out for a number of weeks and months.
Kenny McLean put in a good shift covering at left back on Tuesday night which might let Sam Byram come back at a normal pace rather than being rushed back and possibly causing another injury.
Excellent performances from players such as Sinani, Sargent and Gibbs will mean they will most likely be involved again as they helped the Canaries to their first league win on Tuesday night against Huddersfield Town.
Other than that, there wasn't much else from the press conference apart from Dean Smith adding that he would like another defender in the window and that he knows that the team have to now make Carrow Road a fortress this season.
Millwall will be coming off the back of a 2-2 draw away at Swansea this will have most definitely helped boost the players and the fans after they went 2-0 down but despite the deficit they never gave up and in extra time they were lucky enough that Swansea scored 2 own goal to make sure that they left Wales with one point.
They will be looking to make the trip to East Anglia and take all three points and they have a decent chance of doing this and they will be looking at some of Norwich’s results and taking great confidence that they will be able to cause an upset.
Millwall have a number of threats in the team and one that should he be fit we need to keep an eye out for is Benik Afobe who scored 12 goals last year and will be looking to recreate his form and Millwall have the quality to be challenging in the play offs and they will be targeting it.
One Millwall player that has made plenty of visits to Carrow Road is former Ipswich Town Keeper Bartosz Bialkowski who was on the end of quite a few losses their he will be wanting to leave with a result finally to end the many years of pain for him.
The last 6 times that they played they have not won losing 4 drawing 2 and with some of the losses that they played out have been very close games. One of the best games I have seen was back in 2018 when Norwich won 4-3 a typical championship thriller.
Norwich coming into this game off a win will be full of confidence, in particular Josh Sargent who scored the winning penalty last Tuesday in the cup and also then scored in Tuesday’s league win against Huddersfield after a very tough start to life in England. I am hoping that he performs as well as we know he can.
My personal opinion would be it will be a very tight first half with Norwich dominating the ball but Millwall will get the best of chances and then in the 2nd half Norwich will convert the chances and they will win 4-2.