2023-24 Sky Bet Championship: Week 12 – Saturday

Norwich City host Leeds United in a big Sky Bet Championship clash at Carrow Road. 

Victory would see Norwich go third if Preston, Sunderland and Birmingham City all lose elsewhere, whilst Leeds can go third if Preston and Sunderland both fail to win elsewhere.


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Borja Sainz could return for Norwich following his recovery from an ankle injury.

Jacob Sørensen (pelvis), Grant Hanley (Achilles), Ashley Barnes (knee) and Josh Sargent (ankle) remain absent.

Leeds could welcome Wilfried Gnonto back from an ankle injury which the Italian needed surgery on last month.

Jamie Shackleton (shoulder) is also set to return but Stuart Dallas (thigh), Junior Firpo and Djed Spence (both knee) remain ruled out.


When is Kick-Off?

Norwich host Leeds at Carrow Road in a 3pm BST kick-off on Saturday 21 October, untelevised live in the UK.


Stat Attack

  • Norwich have lost four of their last six meetings against Leeds (W2, L4).
  • Leeds are unbeaten in five of their last six visits to Norwich (W3, D2, L1).
  • Ex Leeds player, Rodrigo scored in each of their last two meetings against Norwich.
  • Norwich have won all three home games this season in which Jonathan Rowe has scored (W3).
  • Leeds have claimed seven points in their last four away matches (W2, D1, L1).



With just four points from their last five matches, Norwich are lucky to sit just outside of the play-off spots but three of those five matches were on the road, which is worth pointing out because the Canaries have otherwise won four of their five home games this season.

Their task therefore has to surely be about building upon the positives of their 1-1 draw at Coventry where they played well defensively – aside from an unlucky own-goal, which might well have to be how they play here against Leeds’ confident attack.

Speaking of the visitors, they arrive in East Anglia with one defeat in their last nine matches and dominated Bristol City, in spite of wasted chances so I wouldn’t be surprised if they look to come here and play their high-energy attacking style against a Norwich defence which is solid at home.

A goalless draw feels unlikely given the talent within both teams but I can’t see a lot separating both teams unless Leeds’ attack is super clinical and dominant, so a score draw feels the safest guess.

Prediction: Norwich 1-1 Leeds

Result: Norwich 2-3 Leeds

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