Struggling to push their way up into the mid-table zone, Norwich City are expecting a positive result this weekend when they play host to fellow mid-bottom table side, Stoke City at Carrow Road. Playing in front of their loyal home fans, Norwich wont be keen on tasting any negative result, especially since their opponent is not one those top sides that have better individual talents. Suffering any negative result could really jeopardize the host's survival ambition by the of of season, since competition to avoid relegation is still very tight.
Meanwhile, Stoke themselves are still far from securing themselves from relegation trouble, so failing to grab any positive points will not be considered this Saturday, March 8. The away side haven't been picking up consistent results up till now, especially when playing away from their home ground, but that won't stop them from putting on an attacking display this weekend as three points is their only target for that exciting battle.
That weekend tie ended in a rather disappointing result for both sides as none of them managed to take away all three points with the final result is a 1-1 draw. After a goalless first 45 minutes, it was Norwich that opened the scoring through Bradley Johnson on 56 minutes, but that potential winning strike was canceled out on 73 minutes from Jonathan Walters' spot kick.