Birmingham news Daniel Farke makes big prediction about Blues' relegation battle MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Birmingham City face league leaders Norwich City at St Andrew's on Tuesday evening - this is what the Canaries' boss expects to happen
Breaking News ! Daniel Farke says his Norwich City side must come to terms with the St Andrew’s pitch as well as the Birmingham City team when they face off on Tuesday night. The German brings his league-leading Canaries to the Second City sitting on a seven-point advantage at the top of the table and looking to do the double over the hosts. Blues have not won at home since October 28 - and have the worst record in the league on home soil - but it is the state of that soil which is concerning Farke. Not that it is unfamiliar, Norwich defeated Coventry 2-0 on the same surface just last week. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “Our win against Coventry was priceless,” Farke said. “They are good at home, it showed even more when they won at home on Saturday. “We need the same level of performance but in a different way. Birmingham are a big club and have an experienced coach, and they are fighting against relegation. “I’m sure they will finish in the mid-table. It’s normal in this league that you can slip away. They’ve won two in eight games but they don’t concede many goals. Read More Related Articles From links with Liverpool and Celtic to a Birmingham City scrap - West Brom man fights back Read More Related Articles Harlee Dean opens up about Birmingham City fan banner and video messages “It’s always difficult against Aitor Karanka teams, they are always compact against the ball. “The pitch will not make it easy! But we can’t choose this, we have to make sure that we speed up the game as much as possible. “Birmingham won’t allow us to have many chances. It’s important we are spot on defensively. “We’ve proven that we can create chances against sides who sit a bit deeper. If there’s one team who’s capable of doing this in this league, it’s us.” Read More Related Articles 'Always on the move' - The Aston Villa transfer that could save Birmingham City Read More Related Articles An Edinson Cavani moment and the return of the Chelsea man - Birmingham City talking points Blues are likely to be without striker Sam Cosgrove, who is nursing an injured ankle, while the visitors expect to be without Ben Gibson.
. “He’s improved a bit but not good enough to have him in the squad. I’m 95 percent certain he won’t be involved.” “Orjan Nyland is close to being back in full team training.
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“For Marco Stiepermann, playing with the Under-23s was good and he handled nearly 70 minutes. We’ve decided to give him another week with the U23s. “Sebastian Soto had some muscle problems and was out for a few days but is now back to training with the U23s.” Michael McGovern and Sam Byram are not available.
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