Norwich could have a tough time at The Etihad tomorrow. Here are my thoughts ahead of the game... ⚽ https://t.co/YKqIfUhzVT— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) octubre 30, 2015
Former Manchester City midfielder Trevor Sinclair is backing his ex-club to comfortably beat Norwich City this weekend, predicting a result in the region of 4-0 via Breathe Sport.
The Canaries head into their clash at the Etihad stadium winless in five Premier League matches, with their last victory coming at home to Bournemouth in September.
City, by contrast, have won their last two home encounters having found the net on as many as 11 occasions - a daunting prospect for a Norwich side who have yet to keep a clean sheet and recently shipped six at struggling Newcastle United.
While there is no such thing as an easy game in the Premier League, Sinclair feels Manchester City will have too much for Norwich and fears the visitors could find themselves on the end of a heavy defeat.
"There are no bankers in the Premier League but, if there were, this would be it. Norwich have lost their last three in the league, knocked out the Capital One cup in midweek - confidence is low," he explained
"I think the only saving grace is Manchester City’s two top offensive players [Aguero & Silva] are still injured. I think City will be too strong for them, for me it’s probably going to be about 4-0."
The blueprint to beat a dominant City side at the Etihad is to play a deep defensive line, hope to give away few chances and hit the hosts with quick and precise counterattacks.
Norwich’s defensive record this season has been poor, conceding 21 goals in their ten games thus far and being the only team in the league yet to keep a clean sheet.
However, the Canaries have for the most part been competitive and their work ethic can’t be questioned. With a little luck on their side and true defensive organisation, the potential is there to give City a real test.