The Canaries take on the Tigers this afternoon, which doesn’t exactly sound very fair, does it?
Anyway, it’s going to be a lot closer than a scrap between a small bird and a big cat.
Norwich go into the game on a six game unbeaten run while Hull will arrive at Carrow Road having thumped Birmingham 6-1 before the international break.
As I’ve recently started doing, I’m going to have a go at reading the mind of our Head Coach and pick a team that I think he will pick, to beat Hull City.
Obviously I’m taking into account any known injuries but also form and the sort of player he might go for against a particular opponent.
With Marley Watkins suspended and Josh Murphy out with a broken toe, we are a little light on the wings but we do have some very good players to come in and as ever, it’s an opportunity for somebody to come in and take a chance.
I’m assuming that Farke will stick with the 4-2-3-1 that has served him so well.
Angus Gunn – an easy pick as City’s undisputed number one.
Ivo Pinto – The Captain is another easy selection.
Timm Klose – the catalyst for stopping the rot at the back has formed a good partnership with…
Christoph Zimmermann – Has dramatically improved since Klose came into the side.
James Husband – after a sticky start, has grown into the team in the last couple of games. His performances against Middlesbrough and Reading mean that Marco Stiepermann wasn’t missed.
Tom Trybull – the aggressive German has been a revelation since his debut and is the first name on the team sheet.
Harrison Reed – in the absence of Alex Tettey, Reed is an able replacement. A tenacious, aggressive ball winner.
Wes Hoolahan (left or right) – Wessi returns from international duty unscathed and will look to continue a burgeoning understanding with…
James Maddison – playing centrally behind Jerome, he will look to continue his run of spectacular goals. Madders has been involved in all of Norwich’s last four Championship goals (2 goals, 2 assists).
Yanic Wildschut – the Flying Dutchman will have no competition this week in his position. His pace and directness will be key in the absence of Murphy but he needs to have one of his ‘good games.’
Cameron Jerome – with Nelson Oliveira still not 100%, Cam will continue to lead the line. He scored his first goal of the season at Reading in a very good performance.
So that’s my best (educated) guess at how Norwich will line up under Daniel Farke this afternoon. Mario Vrancic is back fit again and could play on the right but I think Farke will go for Wildschut and Hoolahan at home as he looks to take the game to Hull.
We’ll see at 2pm.