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Norwich vs Tottenham Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score
Tottenham face Norwich City at Carrow Road on Wednesday night looking to cement their place in the top-four.
Spurs head into the game off the back of Sunday’s disappointing 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Leeds United and Andre Villas-Boas will be demanding a response from his players.
However, the north Londoners have shown their qualities in the Premier League recently and have tasted defeat only once in 11 league games, a run which has left them three points clear of fifth place Everton in the table.
Norwich were also knocked out of the FA Cup by lower league opposition last weekend with non-league Luton Town securing a shock 1-0 win at Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon. The Cannaries are also without a win in their last six league games so Chris Hughton will be desperate to get back on track against his former side.
Tottenham are hoping to have Jermain Defoe back for the game after the striker underwent intense treatment to overcome a pelvic injury. Depending on his fitness, the England striker may find himself on the bench with Clint Dempsey continuing up front.
New signing Lewis Holtby is in the squad but is expected to start among the substitutes while defender Willian Gallas is struggling with a calf injury.
Emmanuel Adebayor is away a the African Cup of Nations, Younes Kaboul and Sandro remain out with a knee injuries and Tom Huddlestone is unlikely to take part as he may be on the move before the close of the transfer window.
Norwich expect to welcome back defender Sebastien Bassong after he recovered from a calf problem in time to face his former side.
Steven Whittaker is also fit but Harry Kane is ineligible to face his parent club. goalkeeper Lee Camp is back in contention but Steve Morison is still short of fitness.
Tottenham have an excellent record away at Norwich in recent seasons, winning four of the last five meetings between the two sides at Carrow Road. We can see this trend continuing tonight. Norwich 1-2 Tottenham
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