Having not won in their last six league fixtures, Norwich will want to distance themselves from the relegation zone and also get the home defeat to non-league Luton on Saturday out of their system.
AVB’s side were also on the end of a FA Cup giant-killing, losing to Championship side Leeds on Sunday. Three points at Carrow Road will be of great use to fend off the likes of Everton, Arsenal and Liverpool, who are all after the lucrative fourth place position Tottenham currently occupy.
On-loan Norwich striker Harry Kane is ineligible against his parent club, although new acquisition Lee Camp will be in the squad. Sebastien Bassong is fit to return to the starting line-up after overcoming a calf injury and will be looking to dampen his old club’s Champions League ambitions
Tottenham’s new signing, Lewis Holtby will be not considered for the game, having just joined from Schalke earlier this week. Jermain Defoe should return up front, after injury saw him to miss the cup tie at Elland Road.
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Norwich 2 (Vertonghen OG, Jackson) Tottenham 1 (Bale), Carling Cup, Oct 2012
Tottenham 1 (Dembele) Norwich 1 (Snoodgrass), Premier League, September 2012
Tottenham (Defoe) 1 Norwich 2 (Pilkington, Bennett), Premier League, April 2012
Norwich denied AVB his first Spurs home win back in September, when the young manager found himself already under pressure from supporters.
Tom Huddlestone was sent off in that 1-1- draw back in September, only seven minutes after coming off the bench.
Robert Snoodgrass is the top scorer for Norwich this season with five goals.
Tottenham have not lost in the league since December 9, a span of seven games in which they have won four and drawn three.
Norwich to win: 4.5
Tottenham to win: 1.8
The highest scoring game in the Premier League between the two sides was a 5-1 thrashing of Norwich at White Hart Lane in April 1993. Teddy Sheringham and Neill Ruddock were amongst the scores for Tottenham that day.
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