The loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup in their last match brought to an end a great run by Bristol City, which had seen the side go unbeaten in 15 matches and ahead of it they were on nine straight wins. Norwich too have done well in their recent matches, picking four wins in their last six matches and seem to have fully recovered from their earlier slump. In seven of their last eight Championship matches at home, Norwich have scored three or more goals. The only time they failed to hit that tally was in the 2 – 2 draw with promotion contenders Sheffield United. While they have scored freely in the past few matches, Norwich will have to prove their mettle against a side on seven straight wins in the Championship and has not lost any of their last 13 Championship matches. Bristol have conceded just one goal in their last five away matches in the Championship and have won four. Norwich are unbeaten against Bristol City in the last seven meetings and have won four. The first leg meeting ended in a 2 – 2 draw and it remains the only time the scores for this clash hit over 2.5 goals.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have picked up good form going to this clash and on a seven – game unbeaten run and they will be big favorites for the clash with three wins and a draw in their last four league matches. They have scored three or more in three of their last four league matches and have lost just one of their last four league matches away from home, and that was against a very strong opponent, Manchester City. With nine goals in the last five away league games, Wolves will look forward to this clash with good hope as they face a team that has gone goalless in the last two matches, and conceded five. Bournemouth have lost 10 of their last 15 matches, but they have shown good strength at home, with three wins in their last five matches. At home in the Premier League, Bournemouth are on a four – match unbeaten streak and have scored 11 goals in that run while keeping three clean sheets.