Norwich City host Derby County in the Championship on Saturday in a 12:30pm kick-off at Carrow Road as we bring you all you need to know to watch the game.
The Canaries suffered their first defeat since being relegated to England’s second-tier in their last match, losing 1-0 at fellow relegated side Bournemouth on Sunday.
What TV Channel is Norwich v Derby on?
The match is beign shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, and Sky Sports Football this lunchtime. There is also live commentary of the game from Bet365.
What time does the Norwich City v Derby County match kickoff?
The match kicks off at 12:30PM at Carrow Road, Norwich on Saturday 3rd October 2020.
It’s been a wretched start for the Rams, meanwhile, who have lost all three league games so far. Last weekend’s desperate 0-4 home loss to Blackburn Rovers has placed manager Philip Cocu under intense pressure heading into this game.
The former Holland international called for an improvement in all areas following the defeat, warning his side: “Everybody must take the position we are in (22nd in the table) very seriously.”
As such, it’s little surprise to see the hosts as odds-on favourites to win the match at 3/5. The draw is 3/1, with a Derby win 17/4.
It hasn’t been plain sailing for Daniel Farke’s side yet either, though, with four points from three games a slightly underwhelming start for many people’s pre-season favourites to win the division.
Teemu Pukki has drawn a blank in both away games so far, but he did score in the 2-2 home draw with Preston North End. He’s 21/20 (bet365) to make it two in two at Carrow Road.
Farke is yet to partner the Finland international with academy graduate Adam Idah or new signing Jordan Hugill from the start, with both coming off the bench in the last two games. Hugill is 7/5 (bet365) and Idah is 17/10 (Sky Bet) to score anytime.
Jack Marriott’s equaliser at Luton remains Derby’s only league goal of the season so far. The former Ipswich striker is 19/5 (Unibet) to score and have the Canaries’ fans watching on at home spitting feathers.
Louie Sibley’s stunning hat-trick against Millwall in the first game following Project Restart in June received plenty of plaudits, but the 19-year-old has scored just one goal in 11 league games since. He’s 15/4 (Betway) to get his first full season in the Derby first-team squad up and running with an overdue goal.
The two forwards may well need to impress in order to keep their place in Cocu’s first XI, with reports suggesting the club are close to signing at least one striker prior to deadline day on Monday.
Personally, though, I’m struggling to see beyond a Norwich win here. They earned 49 points from 23 home games in their title-winning campaign under Farke two seasons ago, while Derby lost 12 times on the road last season and are seriously struggling for confidence.
Defensively, Cocu’s side looked a shambles against Blackburn – conceding four goals from a whopping 10 shots on target – so a player with Pukki’s quality of movement and finishing will be licking his lips.
Stuart Attwell officiates this one, and he has shown both sides one or more cards in 18 of his last 20 domestic matches, with both sides receiving two or more cards in 14 of those 18 games. It’s definitely worth getting cards on side in this one, then, potentially alongside a Norwich win and/or Pukki goal.
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