Champions Manchester City visit Carrow Road in the Premier League this weekend with Pep Guardiola’s side aiming to inflict more misery on a Norwich City team which currently has the worst defensive record in the division. The Canaries have conceded 10 times in their four matches so far, while City are the most prolific team in the top flight this season with 14 strikes meaning it could be a tough day at the office for Daniel Farke’s men.

Latest odds

City’s last two visits to Carrow Road in 2016 and 2014 respectively ended in goalless stalemates and Sportsbet offer another draw at 8.50. The visitors are available at 1.14, with a home win at 12.00.

Norwich City vs Manchester City Team News

With Aymeric Laporte ruled out for the foreseeable future, City will be hoping John Stones is fit to return from the muscular problem which has kept him out of the last three games. Gabriel Jesus should also be available for the trip to Norwich after missing the last couple of matches, although Leroy Sane remains a long-term absentee. The Canaries meanwhile have a growing injury list in defence with full-back Max Arrons picking up an ankle problem while playing for England’s Under 21s to join centre-backs Timm Klose and Christoph Zimmerman on the sidelines

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The statistics point to a comfortable away win, with City seemingly firing on all cylinders in the final third and Norwich having serious defensive concerns. In the two matches they have played on the road this term, the Manchester outfit have scored eight times while their last game before the international break saw them put four goals past Brighton at the Etihad Stadium. There is no doubt that City have picked up where they left off last season in front of goal and there is every chance the Blues will finish this term once more as the division’s top scorers. Against the leakiest defence in the English top flight, there is every chance that the champions could run riot once more this weekend.

Tips and predictions

Backing City to win with a -2.25 Asian handicap at 2.12 looks an appealing option. This selection pays out in full if the visitors win by three goals or more, while half our stake is refunded if they win by only a two goal margin. 

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