Premier League: Swansea v Norwich match preview - Premier League - Football - The Independent

Premier League: Swansea v Norwich match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea go into this clash at home to Norwich just three points off third placed Chelsea following their sensational win away to Arsenal last weekend. 

The Swans have lost just once at home this season, and that came against high-flying Everton, so there is every reason to be cheerful in south Wales at the moment.

Chris Hughton has enjoyed a solid start to his reign as Norwich manager, with the East Anglian club currently occupying 12th in the Premier League.

The Canaries have failed to register an away win this season though, picking up just five points on their travel, so they will have to be at their best to come away with anything from their trip to Wales.

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Swansea 2 (Graham 2) Norwich 3 (Holt 2, Pilkington 1), Premier League, February 2012

Norwich 3 (Pilkington 2, Martin 1) Swansea 1 (Graham), Premier League, October 2011

Swansea 3 ( Borini, Gower, Priskin) Norwich 0, Championship, April 2011

 

STATS…

The Swans haven't lost in seven matches, a streak that started with an impressive 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the Capital One Cup in October.

Michu is the joint top scorer with three others in the Premier League this season - netting 10 times since his summer switch from Spanish side Rayo Vallecano.

Anthony Pilkington scored three times in two matches when the sides met last season - including an impressive double at the Liberty Stadium in February.

Norwich have a drawing percentage of 47 per cent this season - so a draw would not be unlikely in this fixture.

Swansea have won 40 per cent of their games this season under the guidance of Michael Laudrup - who has impressed in the hotseat since taking over from Brendan Rogers in the summer.

 

ODDS…

Swansea to win: 1.87

Norwich to win: 4.9

Draw: 3.75

 

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm

News
John Travolta is a qualified airline captain and employed the pilot with his company, Alto
people'That was the lowest I’d ever felt'
Life and Style
healthIt isn’t greasy. It doesn’t smell. And moreover, it costs nothing
News
peopleThe report and photo dedicated to the actress’s decolletage has, unsurprisingly, provoked anger
Property
Home body: Badger stays safe indoors
property
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
News
The programme sees four specialists creating what they believe are three perfect couples, based on scientific matchmaking. The couples will not meet until they walk down the aisle together
tvUK wedding show jilted
Arts and Entertainment
US pop diva Jennifer Lopez sang “Happy Birthday” to Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, president of Turkmenistan
musicCorporate gigs become key source of musicians' income
Arts and Entertainment
You've been framed: Henri Matisse's colourful cut-outs at Tate Modern
artWhat makes a smash-hit art show
Arts and Entertainment
While many films were released, few managed to match the success of James Bond blockbuster 'Skyfall'
filmsDaniel Craig believed to be donning skis as 007 for first time
Sport
Mikel Arteta pictured during Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal
champions league
Voices
Yes supporters gather outside the Usher Hall, which is hosting a Night for Scotland in Edinburgh
voicesBen Judah: Is there a third option for England and Scotland that keeps everyone happy?
Arts and Entertainment
Pulp-fiction lover: Jarvis Cocker
booksJarvis Cocker on Richard Brautigan
Arts and Entertainment
Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams in the video of the song, which has been accused of justifying rape
music...and he had 'almost no part' in writing it
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

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
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week