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MATCH PREVIEW: Norwich v Albion

Stats and info for Sunday's trip to Carrow Road (ko 3pm)

All-time results record (League, FA Cup and League Cup)







Interesting facts

Five of the last seven meetings between the two clubs have finished 2-1 with Albion claiming three victories and Norwich two.

Romelu Lukaku is the youngest player to score ten or more goals in Europe's big five leagues this season. This game comes the day before his 20th birthday.

Albion have already secured successive top-flight top-half finishes for the first time since 1980 and 1981.

Norwich have collected only 13 points in 2013, only Stoke (12) have fewer.

Of Norwich's goals this season 38 per cent have been headed, a higher proportion than any other Barclays Premier League club.

Of the goals the Baggies have conceded 29 per cent have come in the closing 15 minutes this season, a higher proportion than any other Barclays Premier League club.

Canaries defender Leon Barnett played for Albion in the Barclays Premier League under then-boss Tony Mowbray.

The Baggies have already recorded their highest-ever points total (48) in the Premier League and their most wins in the top flight since 1984/85 (14).

Norwich have lost only four games at Carrow Road this term. 

Last time out

HOME: Barclays Premier League, Saturday, December 22, 2012, Albion 2 (Gera 43, Lukaku 82) Norwich 1 (Snodgrass 23)
AWAY: Barclays Premier League, Sunday, September 11, 2011, Norwich 0 Albion 1 (Odemwingie 3)

Form guide (last six league matches)


Last league match line-ups

ALBION (v Man City – away L 1-0): Myhill; Tamas (Long 81), Dawson, Olsson (c); Jones, Mulumbu, Morrison, Yacob (Dorrans 70), Ridgewell; Rosenberg (Odemwingie 76), Lukaku. Subs not used: Foster (gk), Popov, Reid, McAuley. 

NORWICH (v Villa - home L 1-2): Bunn; R Martin, Bassong, R Bennett, Garrido (Jackson 90); Snodgrass (E Bennett 85), Johnson, Howson, Pilkington; Hoolahan (Kamara 71); Holt (c). Subs not used: Camp gk), Whittaker, Jackson, Barnett, Tettey. 

Norwich team news

Robert Snodgrass has won his fitness race and John Ruddy is available for selection. But Michael Turner will miss the game due to a groin/pelvis problem. Andrew Surman is on the long-term injury list as he recovers from a knee operation.  

Ref watch

Howard Webb will referee Sunday's game. The South Yorkshire official last oversaw the Baggies in their 2-1 home defeat by Arsenal in April. Webb has dished out five red and 142 yellow cards in 40 games this term.


Selected odds from Bet Butler:

Norwich to win: 6/5
Albion to win: 12/5
Draw: 5/2

Romelu Lukaku to score first: 6/1
Grant Holt to score first: 6/1


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