Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Norwich v Man City
Charlie Nicholas is tipping Man City to claim a dominant 6-2 win over Norwich City in the Premier League
Charlie Nicholas is backing Manchester City to claim a 6-2 victory over Norwich City in their Premier League clash on Saturday.
The Citizens have only dropped two points so far this season to leave them two points behind leaders Liverpool FC heading into the fifth round of fixtures.
Manchester City are aiming to win their third straight Premier League title this season as they bid to try and also challenge for the Champions League crown.
City have scored 14 goals and conceded just three in their four Premier League games so far this term and they are the heavy favourites heading into their clash against Norwich City at Carrow Road.
And former Arsenal star Nicholas is clearly expecting to see the Citizens claim all three points in style with a thrilling 6-2 win on Saturday evening.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “Norwich are good going forward – everyone is talking about Teemu Pukki but Todd Cantwell has started great too.
“The full-backs like to get high, but they will not be doing that against City. The Norwich defenders will be rash against Pep Guardiola’s side. The fact that Grant Hanley cannot get in the Scotland side tells you something.
“Daniel Farke does not adopt a plan B, which I applaud – the expectation is that you are going to get beat.
“If you ask 90 per cent of Norwich fans right now if they would take a 4-1 hammering trying to open the game up, or whether they would rather lose 1-0 and not have a shot on goal, I think they would go for the former.
“It is not an embarrassment losing to Manchester City but they need to go at it from a positive aspect, which is how you test yourself.
“Kevin de Bruyne was amazing in Glasgow, as was Raheem Sterling over the international break, which is why I will go with this scoreline.”
Manchester City will return to Champions League action on Wednesday night when they travel to Shakhtar Donetsk in the European competition.
The Citizens won both the Premier League and the League Cup last season under Pep Guardiola, as they finished just a single point ahead of Liverpool FC in the top flight table.