Norwich City travel to Elland Road on Thursday as massive underdogs, and that is just the way David Wagner and his squad will want it. 

A goalless draw at Carrow Road on Sunday has set up a straight shoot-out in Yorkshire, with the winner booking their place in the play-off final at Wembley later this month. 

Leeds recorded the second-best home record in the Championship throughout the regular campaign, taking 53 points from 23 matches. Daniel Farke's side were undefeated until the final two home games of the season against Blackburn and Southampton. 

Norwich's struggles on the road are well-documented, having won only six of their 23 games on their travels, taking only 24 points - a record that leaves them sixth bottom of the away table. 

Wagner believes those types of statistics go out of the window when it comes to knockout football, but predictions like the one made by Match of the Day host Gary Lineker showcase that the Canaries travel to Yorkshire as firm underdogs. 

"They're always a bit cautious in the first legs, but I suspect it might be Leeds and Southampton (in the final)," Lineker said on his the Rest is Football podcast. "I thought they were good results for those two sides.

"They were two typically hard-fought games that both ended goalless. Both games were pretty turgid. Southampton and West Brom got a little bit lively towards the end, but there weren’t many chances, and it was all cautious."

Norwich will be hoping to use the pressure placed on Leeds to their advantage in the second leg, with Wagner hoping to draw on his past experiences to navigate a route through the difficult test ahead of them. 

The Pink Un: Norwich City drew 0-0 with Leeds United at Carrow Road on Sunday.Norwich City drew 0-0 with Leeds United at Carrow Road on Sunday. (Image: Andy Sumner/Focus Images Ltd)

City are hoping to call upon attacking duo Ashley Barnes and Josh Sargent, who are nursing knocks but could play a part in Thursday's crunch contest. Winger Onel Hernandez and Liam Gibbs will both be sidelined. 

Fighting adversity has been a challenge Wagner and his squad have relished throughout the campaign, transforming their fortunes after a difficult autumn to secure a top six finish. 

With predictions like Lineker's common ahead of Thursday's test, Norwich will be hoping to relish that underdog tag to progress to Wembley.