Premier League: Norwich v Everton match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Carrow Road
Friday 16 August 2013
Norwich fans will be looking forward to seeing new strikers Gary Hooper and Ricky van Wolfswinkel tomorrow as Norwich host Everton. Manager Chris Hughton has spent around £13m on the two strikers but is still expecting a tough season: “We've had two very good seasons in this division, but this season - irrespective of what we've brought in - will start just as hard as last season started”.
New Everton manager, Roberto Martinez, will be looking for positive start to his reign. Everton have managed to keep hold of their best players from last season and fans will be hoping that the signing of Wigan striker Arouna Kone will result in more potency upfront when last season no Everton striker managed to get into double figures.
KICK-OFF: Tomorrow, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS:
Nowich 2 (Kamara, Holt) Everton 1 (Osman), Premier League, February 2013
Everton 1 (Naismith) Norwich 1 (Bassong), Premier League, November 2012
Norwich 2 (Howson, Holt) Everton 2 (Jelavic 2), Premier League, April 2012
Head to head, Everton have beaten Norwich 16 times whilst Norwich have won 14 times.
Despite finishing sixth, Everton managed only four away wins last season.
No Norwich player scored in double figures last season. Fellaini was Everton’s highest goal scorer with 11.
Norwich to win: 2.2
Everton to win: 1.3
TV: highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm.
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