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Will Norwich’s situation worsen?

Last updated: November 6, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: The Carrow Road
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LLLLL
Away form: LWLDL
Last season:
Competition: The Premier League

The Canaries have difficulties in defence. Norwich have conceded at least one goal in all their Premiership matches this season. In addition, they have won only one home game – 3-1 against Bournemouth. The team is on a run of two consecutive home defeats. Furthermore, The Canaries have recently been eliminated from The Capital One Cup. They lost to Everton on penalties in the 1/8 finals of the tournament.

Swansea City finally won an away match in the 10th round of The Premier League. The Swans secured a 2-1 victory against Aston Villa at Villa Park, after turning things around. Sigurdsson levelled in the 68th minute. Then in the final moments of the game Ayew grabbed the points for his team.

This will be the 13th match in the Head to Head history between these two teams. If you are wondering how this game is going to pan-out, now you’ll be even more confused. There has been five Norwich victories, two draws and 5 wins for Swansea. Anything is possible in this match!


Team News

There are no injured players in Norwich’s squad. Alex Neil can use his best players for this upcoming fixture against Swansea.

Norwich’s manager will try to improve the team’s attacking play and Northern Ireland’s striker, Kyle Lafferty, is expected to start the match.

Wayne Routledge is suffering from a calf muscle strain and is surely missing the game. There is no exact date when he will return to training.

Garry Monk has now even more options for Swansea’s attacking line up. He can use Marvin Emnes who has recently returned to the club.

Quotes of the week

alex neil Alex Neil (Norwich) : “It is just disappointing. He knows he has made an error, to put in a performance like that and lose, it is is really tough to take for how hard we have worked.”

garry monk Garry Monk (Swansea) : “It’s taking that into the games where we’re not always going to be competing against the quality of Arsenal – it’s the teams that are going to be in and around us.”


Expected line-ups:

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Norwich (5-4-1): Ruddy, Wisdom, Bassong, Brady, Martin, Mulumbu, Redmond, Dorrans, Howson, Hoolahan, Lafferty.
Subs Johnson, Jerome, Rudd, Bennett, Whittaker, Grabban, Tettey
Injured:
Doubtful: Mbokani
Not available:
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Swansea (4-2-3-1): Fabianski, Taylor, Williams, Fernandez, Naughton, Shelvey, Montero, Sung-Yong, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Gomis.
Subs Cork, Eder, Bartley, Dyer, Nordfeldt, Tabanau, Angel Rangel.
Injured: Routledge
Doubtful:
Not available:

Key Battle

Redmond Redmond this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
7 (4) 765 4 2 1 1 0 0
ayew Ayew this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
11 959 5 1,8 1 0 3 0

So far this season

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Norwich this season Swansea this season
16 League Position 13
1 (1) (at home) Wins (away) 2 (1)
3-1 vs. Bournemouth and Sunderland Biggest win 2-0 vs. Newcastle
1 (2) (at home) Draws (away) 2 (2)
3 (3) (at home) Losses (away) 2 (2)
2-6 to Newcastle Biggest Defeat 0-3 to Arsenal
Redmond (4) Top scorer Ayew (5)
Hoolahan (5) Assist Leader Montero, Naughton (2)
Y15, R2 Discipline Y21, R0
2 Failures to score 4
0 Clean Sheets 2
9 Both Teams to Score Games 6
8 Over 2.5 Games 6
3 Under 2.5 Games 5
  • The last match between these two teams ended with a 3-0 Swansea victory at The Liberty Stadium. De Guzman found the net twice, then Routledge scored for a 3-0 result.
  • Norwich have won 3 of their 6 home games against Swansea City. The Swans only away victory vs. The Canaries was in 2008 in The Championship.
  • Both teams have recently been eliminated from The Capital One Cup. The Swans lost 0-1 to Hull City; Norwich lost to Everton on penalties.
  • Norwich have won only one home game this season (3-1 vs. Bournemouth). Swansea have recorded one away victory – against Villa in the 10th round.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
29/03/14 The Premier League Swansea 3-0 Norwich J. de Guzmán 30′
15/12/13 The Premier League Norwich 1-1 Swansea N. Dyer 12′
06/04/13 The Premier League Norwich 2-2 Swansea Michu 35′
08/12/12 The Premier League Swansea 3-4 Norwich Whittaker 16′
11/02/12 The Premier League Swansea 2-3 Norwich D. Graham 23′