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Norwich vs West Ham: Preview, team news, key facts, predicted lineup

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After being confirmed as the first side set for the drop at the end of the season, Norwich now take on West Ham United in the Premier League at Carrow Road on Sunday.

Norwich City come into the game after a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa in the league. The club are sitting at the dead bottom of the Premier League table. They have picked up just 21 points from 34 league games so far this term.

Norwich City Premier League form: D W L L L

While West Ham United come into the game after a 1-0 defeat in the 2nd leg of the Europa League semi-finals against Eintracht Frankfurt. While last time around in the league they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Arsenal in the Premier League. The hammers are currently 7th in the Premier League table, They have picked up 52 points from 35 league games so far this term.

West Ham United Premier League form: W L D L L

Norwich have nothing to play for going into the West Ham clash but their pride. While West Ham need to get back to winning ways if they want to finish in the 7th spot at the end of the season and return to Europe next season.

Key facts

  • Norwich City have lost their last three league games against West Ham United.
  • The hammers won 4-0 in their last visit to the Carrow Road.
  • West Ham go into the game on a 14 match unbeaten run in the league against sides sitting dead bottom of the table.
  • The hammers are winless in their last four league games.
  • The London side are without a clean sheet in their last five league games.
  • While Norwich are without a clean sheet in their last four league games.

Team news

For Norwich, Kabak, McLean and Omobamidele are all ruled out of the clash due to injury. While Sargent and Zimmermann are also set to miss out on the clash due to injury layoffs. Striker Adam Idah is a major doubt ahead of the clash.

For West Ham United, centre-half Ogbonna is ruled out for the rest of the season. Left-back Aaron Cresswell picked up a red card in the Europa League semi-final defeat to Frankford and there are still massive doubt whether David Moyes will hand the left-back another start after his costly mistake last time around.

Predicted lineup

Norwich City predicted lineup:

Krul; Aarons, Hanley, Byram, Williams; Gilmour, Normann; Dowell, Lees-Melou, Rashica; Pukki

West Ham United predicted lineup:

Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Johnson; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals; Antonio

Norwich City vs West Ham: Prediction

The hammers will be on the lookout to get back to winning ways and secure yet another season in Europe and will be looking to take the game to the home side. The Canaries will be playing for their pride and will be hoping to pull an upset.

Prediction: Norwich City 1:3 West Ham

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