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Albion v Norwich City match preview

11 January 2019

Albion face Norwich City at The Hawthorns in their first Sky Bet Championship home game of 2019 (ko 3pm).

The opposition 

Norwich currently sit second in the Sky Bet Championship, two points off the top of the table having claimed 49 points from their 26 games.

They are managed by Daniel Farke, who has been in post since May 2017 and guided them to a 14th placed finish last season.

The Canaries have won just one of their last five games, drawing three and losing the other, picking up six points out of a possible 15.

Last time out 

The last time Albion faced Norwich was in an entertaining game in August as the Baggies came out 4-3 winners at Carrow Road.

Jay Rodriguez scored a brace, with Harvey Barnes and Hal Robson-Kanu also getting on the scoresheet for the Baggies.

Stats

Albion 

• Albion have lost just one of their last 10 league matches, winning six of those games.

• The Baggies come into the game having beaten Wigan Athletic 1-0 in the FA Cup last time out.

• Albion are the top scoring team in the Sky Bet Championship so far, scoring 54 goals.

 Opposition

• Last time out, the Canaries lost 1-0 at home to Portsmouth in the FA Cup third round.

• Norwich have lost just one of their 13 away games this season, with the Canaries also winning six and drawing six on the road.

• This season, Norwich have played in four Sky Bet Championship games that have had six or more goals - one of those matches being Albion’s 4-3 victory at Carrow Road in August.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from Albion’s 2-1 win against Norwich at The Hawthorns in December 2012.

It was the Canaries that took the lead through Robert Snodgrass, but Albion fought back with Zoltan Gera making the scores level just before half-time and Romelu Lukaku sealing the points for the Baggies with under ten minutes left to play.

Head to head 

Albion come out on top in the head-to-head record.

Of the 62 matches that have been played, the Baggies have triumphed 26 times, there have been 15 draws and Norwich have won on 21 occasions.

Man in the middle 

The referee for Saturday’s match is Scott Duncan, and he’ll be assisted by Sam Lewis and Mark Russell - with Darren Bond as the fourth official.

This will be the second Albion game that Scott Duncan has refereed this season, having reffed the Baggies’ 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers at The Hawthorns in October.

Ticket news

Tickets remain on general sale for Albion’s home fixture against Norwich.

Tickets for The Hawthorns clash are priced adults £20/23, seniors £15/£17, students & U23s £15, U18s & disabled £10 and U11s just £5.

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

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.

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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