2018-19 Championship preview: Norwich City

NEWSATDEN looks at all of Millwall’s 23 opponents ahead of the 2018-19 Championship season.

Next up, Lucas Ball assesses Norwich City.

Name: Norwich City



Nickname: The Canaries

Manager: Daniel Farke

Stadium: Carrow Road [27,220]



Postcode: NR1 1HS

Club website: www.canaries.co.uk

Nearest train station: Norwich

Match-day directions: footballgroundguide.com

Promotion odds (Sky Bet): 13/2

Last meeting: Sky Bet Championship – Norwich 2-1 Millwall [Tom Trybull 52’, James Maddison 77’; Steve Morison 44’]

Last season: 14th in Sky Bet Championship

Goals for: 49

Goals against: 60

Top league goal scorer: James Maddison (14)

First-team 2018-19 transfers

Ins: Ben Marshall [£1.7 million from Wolves]; Emiliano Buendia [£1.5 million from Getafe]; Teemu Pukki [free transfer from Brondby]; Tim Krul [free transfer from Brighton]; Mauritz Leitner [undisclosed from Augsburg]; Jordan Rhodes [loan from Sheffield Wednesday]; Felix Passlack [loan from Borussia Dortmund]

Outs: James Maddison [£25 million to Leicester]; Josh Murphy [£11.4 million to Cardiff]; Marley Watkins [£1.1 million to Bristol City]; Ebou Adams [free transfer to Ebbsfleet]; Tristan Abrahams [loan to Exeter]; Marcel Franke [loan to SV Darmstadt]; Yanic Wildschut [loan to Bolton]; Paul Jones; Wes Hoolahan [both released]

Norwich have had quite a large turnover of players this summer after what was a disappointing season for Daniel Farke's men.

Millwall fans will be hoping for a repeat of the Den performance over the Canaries last season, a 4-0 victory in which there were four different scorers for the home side.

Star men James Maddison and Josh Murphy have both moved on to make the step-up to the Premier League, where Murphy will face off against his brother Jacob, who plays for Newcastle.

Maddison netted 14 times in 2017-18 and has been tipped to go on to play for England. Norwich had little chance of keeping him at Carrow Road.

As the Lions found out all too recently, Norwich can offer targets big money, and isn't afraid to splash the cash, with a higher offer being the deciding factor in Ben Marshall choosing to join Farke’s side.

Tim Krul is also likely to be on a large wage after signing from Brighton on Tuesday.

Prediction: Mid-table

Norwich have lost a couple of key players but also added quality in the likes of Marshall.

Jordan Rhodes is a proven goalscorer at this level too and he may thrive in this team, but a lack of football in the past couple of years at Hillsborough may have set him bck.

A lot of new signings have come in and will take time to integrate, so there are still issues for Farke to iron out.

They won't struggle, but I can't see Norwich challenging for the top six either.

This season's fixtures: 

Norwich vs. Millwall – Saturday November 10, 2018 [Kick-off: 3pm]

Millwall vs. Norwich – Saturday March 2, 2019 [Kick-off: 3pm]

Image: Millwall FC 

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