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The Canaries must improve their performance in attack!

Last updated: March 1, 2016 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: The Liberty Stadium
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LLDDW
Away form: LDLLL
Last season:
Competition: The Premier League

Norwich City are on a nightmare run. The Canaries have lost 7 of their last 8 matches in all competitions. They have conceded 22 goals in these matches and have scored only 7. They are not only bad in attack, but also terrible in defence! Alex Neil should make big changes in his squad. He has enough quality players, but obviously doesn’t use them properly. For example, he doesn’t play Northern Ireland’s top scorer in the Qualifiers – Kyle Lafferty.

On the other hand, Swansea City have recently improved a lot. Even though they lost 2-1 to Tottenham in their previous visit in The Premier League, The Swans showed a great spirit. In addition, the new striker Alberto Paloschi scored his first goal for the club. If Swansea City keeps playing like that they will surely beat Norwich and avoid relegation at the end of the season.

The Canaries beat Swansea 1-0 in the first match of the season between these two teams. The only goal of the game was scored by Jonathan Howson in the 70th minute. Now, the situation is different and the players mood is different too. So don’t expect the result to be the same…


Team News

Andre Wisdon is the only injured player for The Canaries. The defender is suffering from a knee injury. He has taken part in 7 matches this season.

There are no injured players in Swansea City’s squad. So, Francesco Guidolin can be happy to pick his best players for the upcoming fixture.

Alex Neil could change his starting XI again. His players are definitely not in form, so he needs a really big change, in order to win the three points.

Alberto Paloschi, who scored his first goal in Swansea’s colours last weekend will surely start again for The Swans. The Italian scored 8 goals for Chievo during the first half of the season.


Expected line-ups:

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Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Fabianski, Taylor, Williams, Fernandez, Angel Rangel, Britton, Cork, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Paloschi.
Subs Sung-Yeung, Gomis, Nordfeldt, Jordi Amat, Barrow, Naughton, Fer.
Injured:
Doubtful:
Not available:
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Norwich City (5-4-1): Rudd, Klose, Ivo Pinto, Brady, Martin, Mulumbu, Redmond, Naismith, Howson, Hoolahan, Mbokani.
Subs Ruddy, Olsson, Bassong, Jerome, Tettey, Jarvis, Bamford.
Injured: Wisdom.
Doubtful:
Not available:

Key Battle

ayew Ayew this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
26 2270 8 2 1 2 4 0
Redmond Redmond this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
17 (8) 1689 4 1,3 2 2 0 0

So far this season

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Swansea City this season Norwich City this season
16 League Position 17
4 (2) (at home) Wins (away) 4 (2)
2-0 vs. Newcastle Biggest win 3-1 vs. Sunderland and Bournemouth
5 (4) (at home) Draws (away) 4 (2)
5 (7) (at home) Losses (away) 5 (10)
0-3 to Arsenal and Leicester Biggest Defeat 2-6 to Newcastle
Ayew (8) Top scorer Mbokani, Redmond, Hoolahan (4)
Montero, Naughton (2) Assist Leader Hoolahan (7)
Y41, R1 Discipline Y42, R3
10 Failures to score 9
6 Clean Sheets 3
14 Both Teams to Score Games 15
13 Over 2.5 Games 15
14 Under 2.5 Games 12
  • There has been the option ‘under 2.5 goals’ in 5 of Swansea City’s last 6 matches at The Liberty Stadium in The Premier League.
  • Norwich City have failed to score in 6 of their last 8 away Premier League matches. They haven’t kept a clean sheet in an away game this season.
  • The Swans have won 4 of 6 matches against Norwich at The Liberty Stadium. Swansea have scored 17 and have conceded just 8 goals in their net.
  • Swansea City have lost only 2 of their last 6 matches at The Liberty Stadium in The Premier League. They have recorded 5 defeats of 14 home games this season.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
07/11/15 The Premier League Norwich 1-0 Swansea J. Howson 70′
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 S. Whittaker 16′