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Where: Cardiff City Stadium
When: Saturday, 1 February, kick-off 3 p.m. GMT
You just feel this is already an absolute must-win fixture for recently appointed Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The South Wales side have lost their last two matches on home soil—to West Ham and then Southampton—and coupled with Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at champions Manchester United, Cardiff now find themselves propping up the Premier League.
Meanwhile, 12th-in-the-table Norwich may now be five points clear of the drop zone following Tuesday night’s hard-fought draw with Newcastle, but Chris Hughton’s men are still finding it desperately hard to win games in the top flight.
With only two other teams having scored fewer Premier League goals than the Canaries so far in this campaign, this match is most likely to be decided at the other end of the pitch.
And to that effect, all eyes will be on red-hot Cardiff striker Fraizer Campbell to see if the Englishman can build on his recent good run in front of goal that has seen the player net four times in seven matches in all competitions.
However, will the forward be able to get the better of visiting keeper John Ruddy, with the England international having seemingly returned to his best form of late?
Prediction: Cardiff 1-0 Norwich
The Bluebirds will record the crucial win they need to keep their Premier League survival hopes alive, while at the same time dragging Norwich back towards the danger zone.