• Posted on: 9 October 2022
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Norwich City travel to Bloomfield Road on Saturday, October 1 to face Blackpool in a 3pm kick-off. Following the 1-1 draw against West Brom at Carrow Road before the international break, the Canaries remain in second place in the Sky Bet Championship, three points behind leaders, Sheffield United. The Yellows are aiming to take all three points from Blackpool to maintain their high position in the league table.

The Seasiders currently sit in the bottom half of the league table, having picked up 11 points in their first 10 matches of the season. Michael Appleton’s side started the season with a 1-0 win over Reading but lost their next two matches against Stoke City and Swansea. Despite a win against QPR, Blackpool had back-to-back 3-3 draws in their next two games against Burnley, which saw both sides receive a red card in the 80th minute, and Bristol City.
They then lost to Blackburn Rovers but enjoyed a victory over Huddersfield in the following match, both 1-0 scorelines. The Seasiders have lost their last two matches against Rotherham (3-0) and Millwall (2-1), leaving them in 19th place in the league table, nine points behind the Canaries.

In 31 meetings between the two sides, the Yellows have claimed victory 14 times, with 11 wins for Blackpool and six games ending in draws. Last time the Canaries played at Bloomfield Road, an own-goal from Blackpool’s Donervon Daniels and late goals from Lewis Grabban (80’) and Josh Murphy (81’) secured a win for City.
Ref watch
David Coote will be the man in the middle with Nick Hopton and Craig Taylor acting as his assistant referees. Tom Nield will be the fourth official.
How to follow
Canaries fans in the UK and overseas will be able to listen to Saturday’s game live on Canaries TV. Supporters in the UK can sign up to an audio-only subscription to listen to all of City’s Championship fixtures. A monthly pass costs £5, and a seasonal pass costs £50. To purchase your package, click here.