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Thursday, February 20
Dec 21, 2019 at 3pm UK
NorwichNorwich City
1-2
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers
Cantwell (17')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Saiss (60'), Jimenez (81')
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Preview: Norwich City vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers - prediction, team news, lineups

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Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Saturday's Premier League fixture between Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
By , Senior Reporter | 2mo

Wolverhampton Wanderers make the long trip to Carrow Road to face Norwich City looking to respond to last weekend's last-gasp defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Meanwhile, Norwich welcome the West Midlands outfit to East Anglia on Saturday afternoon having held second-placed Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.


Match preview


While Wolves received widespread plaudits for their performance against Spurs last weekend, the 2-1 defeat to the North London side ultimately ended their 11-match unbeaten run in the Premier League.

Going a prolonged period without suffering defeat resulted in Wolves moving as high as fifth position, but the club now find themselves in a situation where a second successive setback could lead to dropping down into the bottom half of the standings.

Given their overall progression in recent months, Nuno Espirito Santo will not be too concerned, although the competitive nature for a top-six spot this season means that Wolves can ill afford a run of three games without a win.

However, the Portuguese may feel that his close-knit squad can only have benefited from having no match in midweek - something which has not happened since the beginning of the campaign.

In theory, the small rest period has come at the right time with Wolves facing back-to-back encounters with Manchester City and Liverpool after Saturday's visit to the east coast.

As for Norwich, they head into the game having failed to emerge victorious from any of their last four outings, but Daniel Farke will be pleased with the recent performances from his team.

After being unfortunate to miss out on points against Southampton and Sheffield United respectively, Norwich impressed in claiming a draw away at in-form Leicester last weekend.

The Canaries found themselves under pressure in the East Midlands, especially during the second half, but there were times when they should have perhaps taken advantage of opportunities towards the end of the contest.

Despite having mixed feelings at the end of the game, Farke would have been delighted with the mindset of his players, who could have easily accepted that a point against the title challengers was more than respectable.

Ahead of home clashes with Wolves, Spurs and Crystal Palace, the result and manner of the performance should put Norwich in a good frame of mind as they bid to make up ground on 17th-placed Aston Villa, who they also face over the Christmas period.

Norwich City Premier League form: LWDLLD

Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League form: WWDWDL
Wolverhampton Wanderers form (all competitions): DDWDWL


Team News


Despite sustaining a fractured toe, Teemu Pukki is currently expected to be involved for Norwich at the weekend.

Providing that there are no other late fitness issues, Farke could name the same starting lineup from the meeting with Leicester.

Nuno is also likely to select an unchanged first XI, with Willy Boly and Morgan Gibbs-White the only players sidelined through injury.

However, Nuno may be wary regarding the use of Ruben Neves over the Christmas period, aware that the Portuguese is only one yellow card away from serving a ban against either Man City or Liverpool.

Adama Traore, Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez are again expected to feature in attack for the visitors.

Norwich City possible starting lineup:
Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Byram; Tettey, Trybull; Buendia, McLean, Cantwell; Pukki

Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny; Traore, Jimenez, Jota



We say: Norwich City 2-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

With both clubs showing a lack of consistency in defence, we think that there will be plenty of goals in this contest. Both clubs require results for different reasons, and that could lead to a share of the spoils after a back-and-forth encounter.


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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool26251061154676
2Manchester CityMan City26173667293854
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
4Chelsea2612594336741
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs2611784334940
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2610972824439
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd2610883829938
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2681263532336
9Everton26106103438-436
10Arsenal2671363634234
11Burnley26104123039-934
12Southampton2694133248-1631
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2669113138-727
16Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2666143045-1524
19Watford2659122440-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418
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