Premier League: Stoke City v Norwich City match preview

Chris Hughton’s side set for the Britannia Stadium this weekend

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Both teams progressed to the final 16 of the League Cup mid-week with confident wins over lower tier opposition in Tranmere Rovers and Watford. Now their attention must veer towards the up and coming Premier League fixture at the Britannia Stadium this weekend.

Norwich are in desperate need of a win as they find themselves just one spot off the relegation zone, with only one win so far in the League this season.

Stoke are sat comfortably in mid-table having achieved a number of good results in their first five games, in particular holding serious competitors to the title Manchester City to a 0-0 draw at home. Stoke are in fact still unbeaten at home this season, and will be anxious to maintain this fantastic form on Sunday.

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 13:30

PAST THREE MEETINGS:

Stoke 1 (Adam) – Norwich 0, Premier League, April 2013

Norwich 1 (Johnson) – Stoke 0, Premier League, November 2012

Stoke 1 (Etherington) – Norwich 0, Premier League, March 2012

STATS:

Both sides have gone 2 games without a win.

The biggest win between the two sides was back in 1963, where Norwich beat Stoke 6-0.

In the summer transfer window Stoke spent: £5,000,000 and Norwich spent: £23,475,000.

ODDS:

Stoke to win: 2.04

Draw: 3.45

Norwich to win: 4.5

TV: Sky Sports 1, 12:30-15:30.

Highlights on Saturday 28 September, BBC 1, 22:30-23:55.

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