Norwich v Newcastle: match preview | Premier League


Newcastle may not be mathematically safe but the bookies have them at 500-1 to go down so their recent purple patch has sealed the deal on another season in the top flight. Eddie Howe will be targeting a top four finish and what better side to notch up a fourth successive win against than Norwich. Dean Smith’s side showed tremendous fight in defeat against Manchester United last time out but arguably Newcastle will pose a much more difficult proposition. They are a team in sync compared to one carried solely on Cristiano Ronaldo’s shoulders. Norwich can almost count on Everton losing so a win would close the gap to six points from safety with five games to play. Anything other than this scenario and hope will surely be snuffed out. Graham Searles

Saturday 3pm

Venue Carrow Road

Last season n/a

Referee Chris Kavanagh

This season G13 Y53 R2 4.23 cards/game

Odds H 14-5 A 15-13 D 12-5

NORWICH

Subs from McGovern, Gunn, Tzolis, Gibbs, Rowe, Zimmermann, Placheta, Gilmour, Byram, Sørensen, Springett, Williams, Aarons

Doubtful None

Injured Sargent (ankle, 30 Apr), Idah (knee, unknown), Omobamidele (back, unknown), Kabak (hamstring, unknown), Rupp (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y48 R1

Form LLLDWL

Leading scorer Pukki 10

NEWCASTLE

Subs from Darlow, Fernandez, Lascelles, Dummett, Manquillo, Murphy, Longstaff, Willock, Ritchie, Gayle

Doubtful None

Injured Trippier (foot, 30 Apr), Wilson (calf, Apr), Fraser (thigh, May)

Suspended None

Discipline Y81 R2

Form LLLWWW

Leading scorer Wilson 6



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