We simulated Norwich City vs Man City to get a score prediction

Manchester City will look to avoid an upset and move 12 points clear of Liverpool on Saturday, as they visit Norwich City in the Premier League.

A routine 2-0 victory saw Pep Guardiola’s side maintain their large lead at the top of the league table, with Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne both scoring as City kept their 14th clean sheet of the season. City defeated Norwich 5-0 in the reverse fixture in August, but on Saturday they will face a much different Norwich side, with the Canaries currently unbeaten in their last three league games under Dean Smith.

The last time City visited Carrow Road was in the 2019/20 season, where Norwich famously won 3-2 in a thrilling encounter for the neutral.

Gabriel Jesus and Cole Palmer are the only doubts for the trip to the East Anglia, with an almost fully fit squad at Guardiola’s disposal.

So, what lineup will the Spanish boss select? And, what could the final score be?

We used FIFA 22 to get a score prediction for Norwich vs Man City on Saturday and this is what happened…

Norwich vs Man City score predicted by simulation

We used kick-off mode in FIFA 22, but didn’t select a team to control, we then selected the teams and watched the match play out by itself, to give us a score prediction.

We predict that the Canaries could set up in a 4-4-2 formation, with their line-up as follows: Gunn; Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Williams; Sargent, Gilmour, McLean, Rashica; Pukki, Idah.

We predict that Man City could set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with their line-up as follows: Edison; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling.

After a frustrating opening 20 minutes, Man City finally broke the deadlock when a lovely passing move was finished off by Mahrez.

Riyadh Mahrez made it 1-0 to Man City
Riyadh Mahrez made it 1-0 to Man City

De Bruyne played a quick give and go with Phil Foden just outside the box before threading a first-time pass through to Mahrez, and the Algerian jinxed past his marker before firing past Gunn and into the far corner.

Norwich’s backline managed to fend off any danger created from the City attack for the remainder of the half, but their hard work was undone with 15 minutes remaining as Foden crashed home.

Phil Foden made it 2-0 to Man City
Phil Foden made it 2-0 to Man City

A great interception from Mahrez saw the winger charge into the middle and find Foden’s run into the box from a wide position.

When the ball arrived with Foden, the 21-year-old breezed past the last man and fizzed his shot low and hard into the far corner of the net.

Foden then hit the crossbar with a curling effort in the last minute, but defensively, it was another simple task for City as Guardiola’s side emerged 2-0 winners.

FIFA 22 predicted final score: Norwich 0-2 Manchester City

Here are the full-time match stats:

FT stats from Man City 2-0 Norwich on FIFA 22
FT stats from Man City 2-0 Norwich on FIFA 22

FIFA 22 predicts that Saturday could prove to be another routine win for Man City, with goals from Mahrez and Foden either side of half-time potentially handing City a comfortable 2-0 win at Carrow Road.

What do you think the final score will be in the real game? Let us know in the comments below.

FIFA 22 is the latest game in EA’s popular FIFA video game franchise, which was released worldwide on Friday, October 1, 2021. The game is available now on all platforms including Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Stadia and PC.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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