Swansea v Norwich: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea City earned a morale-boosting point against Arsenal in midweek which saw them edge closer towards Premier League safety. Garry Monk’s men are currently two points behind Norwich and if their home form is anything to go by it will be a difficult task for the Swans to take the spoils this Saturday – having failed to win in their last six outings.

Norwich head into Saturday’s game on the back of a 2-0 win against relegation threatened Sunderland. The Canaries also boast a better head-to-head record against the Welsh club due to the fact they have never lost a Premier League match against Swansea.

However, Chris Hughton’s side’s lack of goals has hampered their progress this term with club record signing Ricky Van Wolfswinkel struggling to cope with the rigorous demands of the Premier League. But previous encounters suggest this fixture is renowned for its goal scoring thriller – paving the way for out-of-form players to step up to the mark.

KICK-OFF: 3pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS:

Norwich 1 (Hooper) Swansea 1 (Dyer), Premier League, December 2013.

Norwich 2 (Snodgrass, Turner) Swansea 2 (Michu, Moore), Premier League, April 2013

Swansea 3 (Michu 2, De Guzman) Norwich 4 (Whittaker, Bassong, Holt, Snodgrass), Premier League, 

December 2012

STATS:

Norwich have never lost a Premier League match against Swansea City.

Swansea haven’t won a league game at home since early February.

Swansea have opened the scoring three times in their last five Premier League encounters against Norwich.

Since the turn of the year Swansea have failed to win away from home.

ODDS:

Swansea win: 1.77

Norwich win: 5.50

Draw: 3.90

CLASSIC MOMENT:

A memorable game between Swansea and Norwich was in 2012 when a pulsating seven-goal thriller saw Norwich seal a 4-3 over the Swans.

TV: Highlights on BBC 1, Match of the Day, 10.30pm

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