Norwich City v Watford team news & stats

Date published: Tuesday 10th May 2016 4:51

Jonny Howson: Missing for Norwich

Watford travel to Norwich on Wednesday looking to maintain their impressive record at Carrow Road, with the Canaries on the brink of relegation.

Team news

Norwich defender Ryan Bennett is available as the Canaries look to keep their Premier League survival hopes alive with a win at home to Watford on Wednesday.

Bennett has recovered from the illness that saw him miss Saturday’s defeat to Manchester United but Jonny Howson has a knee injury and is expected to be out for six to eight weeks.

Centre-back Timm Klose and on-loan Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom (both knee) are sidelined while midfielder Alex Tettey will also sit out the rest of the campaign following ankle surgery.

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores will select from an unchanged squad for the trip to Norwich.

The Spaniard might make a couple of changes to his starting line up, with defender Nathan Ake and midfielder Adlene Guedioura probably the most likely to come into the reckoning.

Valon Behrami (rib) is expected to remain on the sidelines while Etienne Capoue continues to struggle with a knee injury.

Opta stats

  • Watford have won four of their last six league visits to Carrow Road (W4 D0 L2).
  • Norwich City managed just one shot on target in their 0-2 defeat to Watford back in December.
  • Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes conceded six goals against Norwich in the Championship last season, double the amount that he shipped against any other side.
  • Norwich City had scored in 22 successive league meetings with Watford before failing to find the net at Vicarage Road in December.
  • The Canaries are unbeaten at Carrow Road in their last 11 top-flight clashes with promoted teams (W7 D4), last losing at home to a promoted side in the Premier League in April 1995 (0-1 v Nottm Forest).
  • Norwich City have won just one of their last eight Premier League matches at Carrow Road (W1 D2 L5).
  • Watford hitman Odion Ighalo has failed to score in his last 12 top-flight appearances after bagging 14 in 23 before that.
  • The Canaries have failed to find the back of the net in a league-high 10 top-flight games in 2016, with Watford next on nine (Aston Villa also on nine).
  • Indeed, Norwich have now gone four consecutive Premier League games without scoring; only once before have they gone five without finding the back of the net in the competition (January 1993).
  • A league-low eight different players have scored for Watford in the Premier League this season.

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