Cardiff vs Norwich predictions: Bluebirds to heap pressure on Canaries
- Cardiff are unbeaten in their last six home games
- Norwich have lost four matches in a row
- Recommended bet: Cardiff to win
The Championship action heads to South Wales on Saturday when promotion-hopefuls Cardiff take on a Norwich side who are sliding down the table at a rate of knots.
A 3-1 defeat for the Canaries at home to Blackburn last weekend has heaped the pressure on manager David Wagner, who could find himself out of a job should his side lose at the Cardiff City Stadium.
It is a different story for Erol Bulut, who has guided the Bluebirds to seventh in the standings and just four points behind fourth-place Leeds.
Veteran midfielder Aaron Ramsey remains sidelined for Cardiff with a knee injury that is likely to keep him out until December, while Callum O'Dowda is also unavailable.
Norwich are without the services of Angus Gunn, Ashley Barnes, Josh Sargent, Grant Hanley and Jakob Sorensen due to injury, with the quintet in line to return in the next week or two.
Cardiff are on a three-game unbeaten run in which they have kept clean sheets in all three, beating Huddersfield (4-0) and Bristol City (2-0) before drawing 0-0 against Stoke.
The Bluebirds have lost just one of their eight home assignments this season and they are unbeaten in their last six outings at the Cardiff City Stadium, winning five and drawing one.
Norwich slipped to a fourth-straight defeat last time out, a result that also extended their winless streak to six matches.
The Canaries have picked up just one win from their last 10 matches across all competitions, while they lost 1-0 on their last trip to Cardiff in July 2022.
It was all going so well for Norwich at the start of the season, with four victories and a draw from their opening six league matches putting them in the early conversation as promotion contenders.
However, just four points have been collected from the next 27 on offer and the Canaries are hurtling towards the relegation zone as the campaign enters a crucial stage.
Wagner's side have lost five of their last six away fixtures and the squad look devoid of confidence ahead of the trip to Wales, a contest that could spell the end of the German tactician's reign.
Awaiting Norwich are a Cardiff side who have been excellent on home turf this term, winning five of their league games and only suffering one defeat that came back in August.
The Bluebirds are on a solid run of form, taking seven points from their last three assignments, and they should have enough to get the job done against their beleaguered visitors.
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