Premier League: Norwich v Fulham match preview

A
look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at Carrow Road

Norwich will be out for revenge when Martin Jol’s Fulham side visit Carrow Road on Saturday, with the opening-day 5-0 drubbing still fresh in the Canaries minds. With the two sides level on 28 points, a win for either team will see them edge away from the threat of relegation. Despite home advantage, Norwich haven’t beaten Fulham since 1986 in the old Division 2.

The East Anglian side have not won a league game since December 15, and having taken just three points since then, they must be looking over their shoulder at a relegation dogfight should their form not improve. Manager Chris Hughton may give a debut to new loan signing Kei Kamara, with the Sporting Kansas striker joining Norwich till the end of the season.

Fulham go into the game after a calamitous 1-0 defeat to league leaders Manchester United. Approaching half-time, Craven Cottage was plunged into darkness – forcing the players off until power could be restored – but once the game restarted, Wayne Rooney’s 78th minute winner meant Fulham’s hard work was for nothing. Despite the loss, Jol will still expect his side to come away with at least a point from the game.

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm.

 

PAST MEETINGS...

Fulham 5 (Duff, Petric 2, Kacaniklic, Sidwell) Norwich 0, Premier League, August 2012.

Fulham 2 (Dempsey, Duff) Norwich 1 (Wilbraham), Premier League, March 2012.

Norwich 1 (Jackson) Fulham 1 (Sa), Premier League, December 2011.

 

STATS...

Fulham have taken 19 out of a possible 21 points between the two sides in Premier League encounters.

Norwich have conceded an average of 3 goals per game against Fulham in the top flight.

Norwich have won just once out of 13 away league games this season (3-4 at Swansea in December).

Either team could move up to tenth with a win.

Fulham top scorer Dimitar Berbatov has never scored against Norwich.

 

ODDS...

Norwich to win: 2.34

Fulham to win: 3.4

Draw: 3.45

 

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.20pm.

News
peopleFrankie Boyle responds to referendum result in characteristically offensive style
Arts and Entertainment
'New Tricks' star Dennis Waterman is departing from the show after he completes filming on two more episodes
tvHe is only remaining member of original cast
Arts and Entertainment
tvHighs and lows of the cast's careers since 2004
Sport
Harry Redknapp. Mark Hughes and Ryan Shawcross
footballNews and updates as Queens Park Rangers host the Potters
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
New Articles
i100... with this review
Voices
Holly's review of Peterborough's Pizza Express quickly went viral on social media
New Articles
i100
Arts and Entertainment
musicHow female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Arts and Entertainment
musicBiographer Hunter Davies has collected nearly a hundred original manuscripts
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam