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David Prutton offers his thoughts on the outcome for Norwich v Wigan



Norwich City host Wigan Athletic this weekend, as both sides look to build on their wins last time out.

Carrow Road is the venue on Saturday afternoon with the Latics heading down to East Anglia to challenge their hosts for the bounty of three points.

Daniel Farke’s men have built up an unbeaten run of five games, which includes three wins and will be looking to extend that when they take on a Wigan side who are putting a similar run together.

Paul Cook’s side have not lost in two Championship matches and have only tasted defeat three times in nine games, which is pretty impressive considering this is their first season back in the second-tier since they promotion last year.

And they could go top with a win if results go their way.

Both teams will go hammer and tongs to secure another set of three points to their season total and push up the league further. 

Ahead of the fixture, Sky Sports enlisted the help of pundit David Prutton to try and predict the outcome of the match.

He said: “Norwich look one of the form sides in the Championship now and appear to have found a goalscorer in Teemu Pukki, which is something they sorely lacked last season.

“Wigan have been relegated the last two times they were at this level, but it looks like they will be looking up rather than down this season. 

“I cannot split these two, score draw. 2-2.”

The Verdict

Wigan did well to win last time out against a stubborn Bristol City side but seeing as they away this week, I can’t see them winning.

And that is down to the form of Norwich, and one man in particular.

Teemu Pukki is on fire and in the form of his life, everything the Finland international touches turns to goals so he will be Wigan’s biggest worry.

Failing that, Jordan Rhodes scored a hat-trick in the midweek cup tie and will be itching to find that form once again in the league.

I see nothing but a Canaries win this weekend, 3-1.

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