Cardiff City v Norwich City
Saturday 30th July, ko 3:00pm
- Cardiff City have lost six of their last eight league games against Norwich City (W2), losing both games the last time they faced them in the 2020-21 season.
- Norwich have won three of their last four away league matches against Cardiff (L1), as many as in their previous 15 away matches against the Bluebirds.
- Cardiff City have won their opening league match in just one of the last nine seasons (D4 L4), winning 1-0 away at Burton Albion in 2017-18 under Neil Warnock.
- Norwich City have won their opening league game in just two of the last 19 seasons (D8 L9), winning in 2016-17 vs Blackburn and 2020-21 vs Huddersfield.
- Dean Smith lost 67% of his league games in charge of Norwich last season in the Premier League (P27 L18) and has lost 67% of his league games against Cardiff City in his managerial career (P6 L4).
Referee: Tim Robinson
Assistant Referee: Andrew Fox
Assistant Referee: Sam Lewis
Fourth Official: Josh Smith