Premier League: Norwich City v Southampton match preview

A look ahead to the afternoon Premier League fixture at Carrow Road

These two sides played each other in a League One fixture just three years ago; both sides have come a long way since then. Norwich City are still awaiting their first league win of the season after a summer spending-spree on the likes of Leroy Fer and Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Southampton have England striker Rickie Lambert at their disposal after the powerful forward kept his place in the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers in September.

The match is finely poised with both strike forces in fine form after Southampton put five past Barnsely in the Capital One Cup and the Canaries went one better with six against Bury.

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Norwich 0 Southampton 0, Premier League, March 2013

Southampton 1 (Lambert) Norwich 1 (Snodgrass), Premier League, November 2012

Norwich 0 Southampton 2 (Barnard 2), League One, February 2010

 

STATS…

Southampton are unbeaten in their last seven matches against the Canaries.

In the last six meetings between the sides, four have been a draw.

50 per cent of Southampton’s players used so far have been English, higher than any other Premier League side.

 

ODDS…

Norwich to win: 3

Southampton to win: 2.38

Draw: 3.3

 

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.20pm

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