Premier League: Norwich City v Swansea City match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at Carrow Road
Friday 13 December 2013
Matches between these two sides are always entertaining. In the past three meetings there have been a total of 16 goals between them. Both sides have conceded over 20 goals this season so there is no evidence to suggest that the goals should dry up this time round. Norwich will fancy their chances going into this home tie, boasting a positive record against Swansea, winning three out of their last four encounters in the league.
Swansea will travel to Norwich hoping to secure their fourth win on the road in the Premier League this season. The Swans have struggled for form this season having to contend with both the Premier League and the Europa League. However, the Welsh side will be in a triumphant mood after securing their place in the next round of the Europa League picking up a point against Swiss side St Gallen in their final group game.
Norwich forward Ricky van Wolfswinkel could feature after returning to training following a toe injury. But midfielders Robert Snodgrass and Anthony Pilkington are still out with knee and hamstring injuries respectively. Swansea will be without Chico Flores who is suspended, but they could welcome back Angel Rangel who should be fit after a two week layoff with a calf injury.
KICK-OFF: Sunday 13.30
PAST THREE MEETINGS
Norwich 2(Snodgrass, Turner) Swansea 2(Michu, Moore), Premier League, April 2013
Swansea 3 (Michu 2, De Guzman) Norwich 4(Whittaker, Bassong, Holt, Snodgrass) Premier League 2012.
Swansea 2 (Graham 2) Norwich 3(Holt 2, Pilkington) Premier League, February 2012
Five wins to their name this season, three wins coming on home soil
Norwich have only scored 14 goals this season, with eight of the goals scored were at home.
Swansea have only scored six goals away from home this season
60% average possession in the league, more than any other team
Five wins this season, three have come away from home
Norwich to win: 2.8
Swansea to win: 2.62
TV: Highlights on BBC 1 MOTD on Sunday at 10.25pm
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