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Norwich v Albion match preview

11 August 2018

ALBION travel to play Norwich City at Carrow Road in the Sky Bet Championship this Saturday (ko 3pm).

The opposition

Norwich began their campaign with a dramatic 2-2 draw against Birmingham City last weekend. They went into stoppage time a goal behind Blues, but earned a point thanks to Onel Hernandez's 94th minute strike.

The Canaries will be looking to build on a 2017/18 season that saw them finish 14th.

Manager Daniel Farke has had a busy summer transfer window so far, bringing in the likes of Moritz Leitner, Tim Krul and Jordan Rhodes but also losing key players such as James Maddison and Josh Murphy as well as loanees Angus Gunn and Harrison Reed.

Last time out

The most recent fixture between the teams at Carrow Road was in October 2015 when the Baggies recorded a 1-0 win thanks to Salomon Rondon’s goal.

Rondon and Darren Fletcher celebrate Albion's last goal at Carrow Road

Stats

Albion

  • The Baggies have beaten Norwich on five of their last six league visits to Norfolk.
  • Albion have never lost to the Canaries in August (P3, W2, D1).
  • The last time the two sides met in the Championship was in April 2008 - with the Baggies winning 2-1.

Norwich City

  • Norwich had a mixed record at Carrow Road last season - winning eight, drawing eight and losing seven of their 23 home league fixtures, scoring and conceding 25 goals in the process.
  • Boss Farke, who joined after leaving his role in charge of Borussia Dortmund II, has a 34% win percentage from his 53 Norwich games so far.
  • Albion will need to be wary of the threat the Canaries hold late in the game under the German, as they have netted six equalisers in the 88th minute or later in league matches during his tenure.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from a classic and dramatic 2007 win for Albion at Carrow Road...

Head to head

The overall head-to-head record sees Albion come out on top.

Of the 61 matches that have been played, Albion have won 25 times, there have been 15 draws and Norwich have been victorious on 21 occasions.

Man in the middle

The referee for Sunday’s game is Lee Mason, and he’ll be assisted by Derek Eaton and Neil Davies - with Trevor Kettle as the fourth official.

Ticket news

Seats for the game remain on general sale and are priced at adults £35, seniors (65+) £25, U18s £20 and U12s £12.

They can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Coach travel, departing from Kidderminster at 8.30am, Stourbridge and Lye at 8.45am and The Hawthorns at 9.30am, is available for £22.

Kit news

The Baggies will don the new black and blue away strip for the first time on Saturday.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Norwich is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. iFollow subscribers can join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.

Albion fans based outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland can watch our trip to Norwich City on Saturday for just £5.

International supporters who have an iFollow subscription may be able to live stream the game depending on where they are located around the world. To find out, click here.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

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