Norwich City entertain visitors from the Liberty Stadium.
Much has changed since Norwich’s 4-3 victory over Swansea in December’s reverse fixture. Defeat at Wigan last week means the hosts are well and truly in relegation trouble having tasted victory just once in their past six matches and found goals increasingly hard to come by. Swansea, meanwhile, travel to Carrow Road hoping to end their own poor run of three defeats on the bounce. February’s Capital One Cup victory appears to have led to an inevitable hangover for Michael Laudrup’s generally impressive side. (Guardian)
Venue Carrow Road, Saturday 3pm
Last season Norwich 3 Swansea 1
Referee Michael Oliver
This season’s matches 19 Y48, R1, 2.58 cards per game
Subs from Camp, Rudd, Whittaker, Fox, Jackson, Becchio, Butterfield, Tierney, Murphy, Howson, Kamara
Injured Pilkington (hamstring, 13 Apr), Ruddy (hip, 13 Apr), Surman (knee, unknown), R Bennett (knock, unknown)
Form guide LDDLWD
Disciplinary record Y45 R1
Leading scorer Holt 5
Subs from Bartley, Tate, Cornell, Lamah, Monk, Shechter, Moore, Tiendalli, Ki, Tremmel, Agustien, Gower
Injured Taylor (match fitness, 13 Apr)
Form guide LLLWLW
Disciplinary record Y49 R2
Leading scorer Michu 16
Norwich have won all three Premier League encounters. Swansea’s last victory was 3-0 in a Championship match in April 2011.
The Canaries have won 13 of their 17 league meetings against Swansea at home.
Norwich have won just two league games in 15 attempts since their 4-3 win at Swansea in December.
Grant Holt scored in that game but has since only found the net once.
The Canaries have earned 24 of their 34 points this season at Carrow Road. They are unbeaten in their last five home games, though four have been drawn.
Only Stoke (27) have scored fewer goals this season than Norwich (28).
The Swans have lost four of their last five league games, and their last away victory was at Fulham on 29 December.
Swansea’s tally of two points from their last five away games is identical to Norwich. Only Stoke have a worse record, having failed to secure a single point.
The Swans have yet to win a league game this season in which their opponents scored first (D5, L10).
Leon Britton could make his 400th career league appearance.
Michu’s tally of 16 Premier League goals this season is bettered by only three players.