Premier League: Everton v Norwich match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Goodison Park
Friday 23 November 2012
Norwich will be out to continue their recent Premier League resurgence when they travel to Everton on Saturday. The Canaries were languishing in the relegation zone last month but have put together a five-match unbeaten run, including stunning home wins over Arsenal and Manchester United.
Much of Norwich's recent good form has centred around their strong home form, but they have also been more than respectable on the road with three draws from their five away matches.
Fifth-placed Everton made a flying start to the season but have since dropped off the pace with just one win from their past six matches. Last week's 2-1 loss at Reading was a massive disappointment considering they had taken an early lead and looked on track for victory until Adam Le Fondre bobbed up with two second-half goals.
But they return to Goodison Park with the confidence that they have yet to taste defeat on their home turf with three wins and two draws from their five matches.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Norwich 2 (Howson, Holt) Everton 2 (Jelavic 2), Premier League, April 2012
Everton 1 (Osman) Norwich 1 (Holt), Premier League, December 2011
Everton 1 (Ferguson) Norwich 0, Premier League, February 2005
Everton are unbeaten in their last eight games against Norwich City in all competitions (W5 D3)
Norwich have won just one of their last 12 Premier League away games, losing seven in that run
Norwich’s 5-1 victory over Everton at Goodison Park in September 1993 is the Canaries’ biggest away win in the Premier League
Everton to win: 1.44
Norwich to win: 7.25
TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm
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