Premier League: West Brom v Norwich City match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at the Hawthorns

The dark clouds are gathering ever more above Norwich City boss Chris Hughton ahead of Saturday’s trip to the Hawthorns. Wednesday night’s 5-1 mauling at the hands for Liverpool’s Luis Saurez at Anfield has done nothing to silence the doubters of the Canaries’ manger.

Perhaps now is the perfect time for struggling Norwich, who have already conceded 21 times on the road this season, to play West Brom though. The Baggies’ form has taken a dip of late after their promising start to the season, with two draws and two defeats in their last 4 games.

Both teams enter a period of slightly more straight forward fixtures over the coming weeks and both, especially Norwich who are loitering just two places above the relegation zone, will be looking to climb the table and to relative safety before the festive season’s onslaught.

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3.00pm

 

PAST MEETINGS:

Norwich 4 (Snodgrass, Holt, McAuley (og), Howson) West Brom 0, Premier League, May 2013

West Brom 2 (Gera, Lukaku) Norwich 1 (Snodgrass), Premier League, December 2012

West Brom 1 (Fortuna) Norwich 1 (Holt, Jackson), FA Cup, fourth round, January 2012

 

STATS:

West Brom have only won twice at home this season

West Brom have scored 10 goals and conceded 9 at home this season

Norwich have lost 6 of their 7 games on the road this season

Norwich have conceded 21 goals away from home, the worst in the Premier League

Shane Long has scored 3 times in the league this season

 

ODDS:

Find odds using Betfair.com – always write them as decimals.

West Brom to win: 1.8

Norwich to win: 4.6

Draw: 3.5

 

TV:

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