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Apr 6, 2021 at 7.45pm UK
NorwichNorwich City
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town
Pukki (8', 20', 61' pen.), Buendia (24'), Cantwell (29'), Dowell (42'), Hugill (79')
FT(HT: 5-0)

Mbenza (60')

Preview: Norwich City vs. Huddersfield Town - prediction, team news, lineups

:Headline: Preview: Norwich City vs. Huddersfield Town - prediction, team news, lineups:
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Championship clash between Norwich City and Huddersfield Town, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
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Championship leaders Norwich City will be looking to put back-to-back draws behind them when they welcome Huddersfield Town to Carrow Road on Tuesday evening.

The Canaries have stuttered of late but still hold a 15-point lead on third-placed Brentford, who Huddersfield held to a 1-1 draw in their most recent outing.

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Drawing 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End has done little to derail Norwich's automatic promotion prospects, with sides from third downwards also dropping points.

Daniel Farke will of course be eager for his side to hit back on Tuesday, though, especially with his side in action a day later than most of the teams looking to cut the gap.

Norwich are now unbeaten in 11 league games since the start of February, winning nine of those, which explains why they are so far clear of the chasing pack.

At home, meanwhile, City are unbeaten in their last 17 league games - their longest such run at Carrow Road since a run of 18 between September 1986 and April 1987.

That is a record they will be confident of matching in midweek, though Huddersfield will have other ideas after holding Brentford at the weekend.

Lewis O'Brien made the most of a mix-up between David Raya and Mads Roerslev to give Town the lead, but Mads Sorensen did equalise for the Bees early in the second half.

A point from that game is still a big positive for the Terriers, making it five without defeat in the Championship - four of those finishing as a draw.

Huddersfield are slowly climbing their way up the table and are now eight points above the relegation zone, though that could be a four-point gap if Rotherham United win a couple of their games in hand.

Away from home, it is just one win in 14 on their travels for Town - a 1-0 victory at Queens Park Rangers in March - so an improvement is needed on that front.

This will be Huddersfield's first away trip to Carrow Road since December 2016 when winning 2-1 under David Wagner, though they lost this season's reverse fixture 1-0 in September.

Norwich City Championship form:
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • D

Huddersfield Town Championship form:
  • L
  • D
  • D
  • W
  • D
  • D

Team News

Norwich could be without as many as nine first-team squad members for Tuesday's match through injury.

Centre-backs Ben Gibson and Christoph Zimmermann are among those on the sidelines, so 18-year-old Andrew Omobamidele is expected to make just a second start.

Emiliano Buendia picked up an injury against Preston and is another doubt, possibly meaning a start for Onel Hernandez on the left flank, with Teemu Pukki through the middle.

As for the visitors, Alex Vallejo has joined their list of absentees after going off injured in the first half against Brentford.

Juninho Bacuna was brought on in his place and seems the obvious solution to come into the XI here.

Manager Carlos Corberan may tweak his formation slightly, with Fraizer Campbell having to play in a more withdrawn role last time out.

Norwich City possible starting lineup:
Krul; Mumba, Hanley, Omobamidele, Quintilla; McLean, Skipp; Hernandez, Stiepermann, Cantwell; Pukki

Huddersfield Town possible starting lineup:
Schofield; Duhaney, Keogh, Sarr, Pipa; Bacuna, Hogg; Mbenza, O'Brien, Holmes; Campbell

We say: Norwich City 2-1 Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield may still be in relegation danger, though they have at least made themselves very hard to beat of late and held third-placed Brentford in their last match.

Norwich have themselves drawn more than they would have liked either side of the international break, but we can see them getting the job done at Carrow Road on Tuesday.

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