Premier League: Norwich City v West Brom match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Carrow Road
Friday 10 May 2013
The scrap for points at the foot of the table continues this weekend with Norwich scrambling to maintain their Premier League status. Stationed on 38 points, just 3 above the relegation zone, they will see this fixture as the more likely to gain points from, as they face a trip to Manchester City on the final day of the season.
Chris Hughton’s side are level on points with both North-East teams and will hope to gain an edge on their rivals going in to the final game of the season. However, with only one win in the last nine games the omens aren’t too optimistic for the Canaries.
West Brom remain in 8 position despite just one win in seven themselves. Steve Clarke will owe much of this to excellent early season form, something that he hopes to recapture to end the season a high.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
West Brom 2 (Gera, Lukaku) Norwich 1 (Snodgrass), Premier League, December 2012
West Brom 1 (Fortuné) Norwich 2 (Holt, Jackson), FA Cup, January 2012
West Brom 1 (Long pen.) Norwich 2 (Surman, Morrison), Premier League, January 2012
5 of the last 7 fixtures between the sides have seen a 2-1 scoreline with West Brom winning three of them.
Norwich’s joint top scorers in the league are Grant Holt and Robert Snodgrass who have both scored 6. Contrast this with West Brom top scorer Romelu Lukaku who has scored 14, more than the Norwich pair’s combined total.
Norwich have the third lowest goal total of any Premier League club.
The Baggies are on course for their highest top flight league position since the 1980/81 season when they came 4.
Norwich to win: 2.22
West Brom to win: 3.75
TV: highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm.
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