Norwich v Southampton match preview - Premier League
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Carrow Road
Saturday 09 March 2013
Both Norwich and Southampton come into this competitive fixture looking to bounce back in style with a win.
The Canaries are only a win away from moving up to 10th in the league if results go their way, but Chris Hughton will not let his side forget that they will have a battle on their hands when Southampton come to town.
The Saints will be disappointed with their last result as they lost at home to former manager Harry Redknapp’s Queens Park Rangers side, leaving them just three points off the relegation zone. Wigan will not play in the league this weekend thanks to an FA Cup tie with Everton, and Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino will hope his side can turn their good performances into positive results to move away from the relegation tussle.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Southampton 1 (Lambert) Norwich 1 (Snodgrass), Premier League, November 2012
Norwich 0 Southampton 2 (Barnard 2), League One, February 2010
Southampton 2 (N’Diaye, Harding) Norwich 2 (Doherty, Martin), Johnstone Paint Trophy, December 2009
Southampton’s Rickie Lambert has scored eight goals away from home. That is double what he has scored in front of the St Mary’s fans.
Norwich have picked up six points in their last five games.
The South coast team, on a whole, have conceded double the amount of goals on the road then they have at home with 34 against their name.
Norwich have not beat Southampton since 2008, when a Ched Evans goal sealed a 1-0 victory in the Championship.
Norwich to win: 2.54
Southampton to win: 3.05
TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm.
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