Two in-form sides go head to head at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea City will be looking to further cement their spot in the top ten as the Canaries travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on the in-form side from South Wales. Michael Laudrup’s side are unbeaten in six Premier League fixtures and have lost just one of their eight home fixtures thus far this term. Michu will be looking to add to his goal tally but it may not be plain sailing against their East Anglian opponents.
Chris Hughton’s side are on a marvelous run of eight games without defeat and Norwich City have become something of away draw specialists having picked up a point from their last four trips and you wouldn’t bet against them doing just that against Swansea City on Saturday.
Venue Liberty Stadium
Last season Swansea 2 Norwich 3
Referee Howard Webb
This season’s matches 11 Y42, R2, 4.00 cards per game
Odds Swansea 4-5 Norwich 100-30 Draw 5-2
Subs from Cornell, Monk, Shechter, Graham, Moore, Tiendalli, Situ, Agustien, Gower, Richards
Doubtful Routledge (ankle)
Injured Vorm (groin, 23 Dec), Taylor (ankle, May), Bartley (thigh, unknown), Hernández (thigh, unknown),
Form guide WWDWDD
Disciplinary record Y27 R2
Leading scorer Michu 10
Subs from Rudd, Steer, Howson, Whittaker, Jackson, Surman, Fox, Morison, Barnett, C Martin, E Bennett, Butterfield, Tierney
Doubtful None Injured Turner (shoulder, 15 Dec), Ruddy (thigh, Feb), Kane (metatarsal, unknown)
Form guide WDDWDW
Disciplinary record Y12 R0
Leading scorer Holt 3
Norwich have won three of the previous four top-flight games between the two sides. Swansea won the other one.
However, in all league meetings between the two clubs, Swansea have won 19, Norwich 16 and there have been seven draws.
Swansea are unbeaten in six Premier League games (W3, D3).
The Swans are six points better off after 15 games than they were at the same stage of last season.
Michu is joint-top scorer in the Premier League, with 10 goals, along with Luis Suarez and Robin van Persie.
All but one of Swansea’s 23 Premier League goals this season have been from open play.
The Canaries are unbeaten in eight league games (W4, D4) – their best-ever run in the Premier League.
Only Aston Villa and Wigan have scored fewer goals (four) away from home in the Premier League than Norwich (five) this season.
Norwich are without an away league win in 10 trips since April’s 2-1 win at Tottenham.
Chris Hughton’s side have picked up just 12 yellow cards this season, fewer than any other Premier League team.
Leon Barnett is set to make his 50th appearance for the club.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
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