Day Five of our football experts’ predictions: Survival or bust for Norwich City

Steven Caulker and Norwich City's Johan Elmander fight for the ball. Cardiff's Steven Caulker and Norwich City's Johan Elmander fight for the ball.

Friday, February 21, 2014
2:10 PM

What’s more straightforward than predicting the future? Our panel of fans, columnists and correspondents tell us how Norwich City’s season will end.

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For Day One of our predictions from chief Norwich City writer Paddy Davitt and City fan and columnist David Powles click here.

For Day Two of our pundits predictions from Norwich City correspondent Michael Bailey and Sport Editor Chris Lakey click here.

For Day Three of our predictions from journalist Mark Armstrong and City fan and columnist, ex-City striker Iwan Roberts click here

For Day Four of our pundits predictions from ex-City winger Darren Eadie and City fan Angela Sharpe click here

What the pundits predict:

• Chris Goreham - Columnist and commentator

(City’s score first)

Feb 23 Spurs (H) L 2-1

Mar 2 Aston Villa (A) D 1-1

Mar 8 Stoke (H) W 1-0

Mar 15 Southampton (A) D 1-1

Mar 22 Sunderland (H) W 2-1

Mar 29 Swansea (A) D 1-1

Apr 5 West Brom (H) W 2-1

Apr 12 Fulham (A) D 0-0

Apr 19 Liverpool (H) L 1-3

Apr 26 Man Utd (A) L 1-2

May 3 Chelsea (A) L 0-2

May 11 Arsenal (H) D 2-2

Points picked up: 14

City’s final tally: 39 - SAFE

Will City survive, how and why? Chris says: A cruel stoppage-time defeat to Spurs, tense win over the likes of Stoke and Sunderland... Yes, we do stay up. But we will be on the edge of our seats until the penultimate game of the season.

• Steve Gedge – City fan and columnist

(City’s score first)

Feb 23 Spurs (H) L 0-2

Mar 2 Aston Villa (A) L 0-1

Mar 8 Stoke (H) W 1-0

Mar 15 Southampton (A) L 1-2

Mar 22 Sunderland (H) D 1-1

Mar 29 Swansea (A) L 0-2

Apr 5 West Brom (H) W 2-1

Apr 12 Fulham (A) W 2-1

Apr 19 Liverpool (H) L 0-3

Apr 26 Man Utd (A) L 0-2

May 3 Chelsea (A) L 0-4

May 11 Arsenal (H) L 1-2

Points picked up: 10

City’s final tally: 35 – DOWN

Will City survive, how and why? Steve says: Our slim survival hopes rest upon Crystal Palace, Cardiff, West Brom and Fulham having even worse run-ins than us – and that’s asking a lot. I don’t think 35 points will be quite enough to finish fourth bottom this year. We need another win from somewhere, and our only hope is we suddenly find a way of putting away our chances.

Tomorrow’s last predictions: Pete Raven, AKA Pinkun’s Sportsdesk Pete and City fan & colummist Ian Clarke give their verdicts.

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