EPL: Newcastle vs Norwich City pre-match analysis
Dean Smith’s Norwich City are making the long trip to the north this week in the hopes of extending their unbeaten run to four games. It’s a game where you get to witness what’s going on in the world The Canaries go to St. James’ Park to play Newcastle United, who are currently in last place in the league.
Eddie Howe will take charge of Newcastle United for only his second game in charge on Tuesday night, a COVID-ridden match against Brentford, after being unable to attend what should have been his first game in charge at the 52,000-seater St. James’ Park.
Because of Howe’s illness, the visit of Norwich City will be the first chance for local fans to see the new Newcastle boss.
Norwich City have an opportunity to draw level on points with Leeds United if they can take all three points from the North East.
Smith, who was previously the manager of Aston Villa, has resorted to the widely used 4-2-3-1 formation with his team (with the midfield shape altering, depending on the situation during the game).
The newly Saudi-invested Magpies will be hoping for all three points in this encounter, since they have gone mostly unnoticed in the Premier League this season, failing to win a single game.
Despite their dismal record, Newcastle are three points behind Norwich and Burnley in the relegation zone, and a win would bring them level (albeit Sean Dyche’s Burnley have a game in hand).