Norwich City To Battle Tottenham Hotspur In Season’s Second Encounter

Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur
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Norwich City know that they will face stiff opposition at home, when Tottenham Hotspur visit. This is the second meeting of the season between Norwich and the League Leaders.

With Tottenham Hotspur effectively crowned as Champions going into this game, Norwich City know they face a formidable task at home.

Norwich City to host Tottenham Hotspur Amid Relegation Battle

With Dean Smith’s men stubbornly held to a 1-1 draw in their last match, he will hope to find the key to unlock the defence in this fixture.

Also, with relegation a real prospect for Norwich, Dean Smith must stop the poor run of form that has produced 11 losses in 14 games. With 22 points (5W, 25L and 7D), they are established in twentieth position in the League having won five fixtures, drawn seven games, and lost 25 meetings.

Playing at home, Norwich have won three matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost 12 games.

Winning this fixture will see Norwich City on 25 points.

Norwich are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Dean Smith is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without six of his key players.

With the Premier League season well into its stride, Tottenham Hotspur have managed to gain 68 points

Can Spurs make it three out of three, having turned over Burnley 1-0 and Arsenal 3-0 in their last two games?

Also, Spurs keep finding ways to win, having secured 10 victories in their last 15 fixtures is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. Their position is fourth in the League and they have 68 points, that is, 21W, 11L and 5D having won 21 matches, drawn five meetings, and lost 11 matches.

Spurs’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Norwich. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won eight games, drawn four meetings, and lost six fixtures.

A victory for Tottenham Hotspur would put them on 71 points.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring average of 64 goals (61 from open play and three penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Heung Min Son (13), Harry Kane (12), and Dejan Kulusevski (3). Spurs have conceded 40 goals.

Spurs’s squad will likely be depleted of five of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Spurs with a greater number of wins. In the last 19 meetings, they have enjoyed 10 wins, to Norwich’s four victories. Also, Spurs have won five out of seven games when visiting Norwich. The last time they played each other in this competition was December 2021, when The Canaries walked away as 3-0 winners.

Other standout players for Norwich are Teemu Pukki and Josh Sargent with six goals both and for Spurs are Heung Min Son and Harry Kane with 13 goals each.