Norwich vs Tottenham Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups, Key Man + Predicted Score
Tottenham take on Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday afternoon looking to close the gap on the top four. Here’s a match preview with team news and prediction
Tottenham take on Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday afternoon looking to close the gap on the top four.
Spurs head into the game sitting three points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool and with the Reds also playing tomorrow, it’s going to be an important day in the race for Champions League qualification.
Tim Sherwood continued his impressive league form with a 4-0 win away at Newcastle last time out, but the north Londoners slumped to a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their Europa League 32 clash with Dnipro on Thursday so they will want to get back to winning ways this weekend.
They should be confident of doing so against a Norwich side that have won just 1 of their last 10 Premier League fixtures and currently sit just one point clear of the relegation zone.
However, Chris Hughton’s men haven’t played since losing 2-0 to West Ham back on February 11th, so they should be well rested and will be looking to move clear of the bottom three with a positive result tomorrow.
Norwich are likely to be without attacker Jonas Gutierrez as he continues to nurse a calf injury while Micheal Turner and Elliott Bennett are also out.
Jonny Howson is another absentee as he’s been ruled out with a back complaint, but centre-back Ryan Bennett could feature after recovering from a recent muscular problem.
Tottenham are expected to recall a number of players who were rested against Dnipro in midweek. Hugo Lloris will be restored in goal while Kyle Walker and Aaron Lennon could also come back in to the starting eleven.
Emmanuel Adebayor was another player rested on Thursday and he’ll replace Roberto Soldado up front, while Christian Eriksen should come back in having been a sub against the Ukrainians.
However, midfielder Sandro remains out with a calf problem and he joins Erik Lamela and Vlad Chiriches on the sidelines.
Emmanuel Adebayor: The Togolese striker has been in red-hot form of late, scoring 8 in his last 10 games so help Spurs push for a top four finish, so he’ll certainly be the player the Norwich players will have to keep quiet.
Norwich 0-1 Tottenham: Spurs have been in fine form, beating both Newcastle and Everton in recent weeks, and we can see them edging this one tomorrow.
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