Norwich City vs Crystal Palace Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

​Norwich City kick off 2020 by welcoming Crystal Palace to Carrow Road, with the Canaries propping up the Premier League table and in desperate need of points.

The hosts can consider themselves unlucky to have gained just a point in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Tottenham, following an improved performance that was undone by conceding a late penalty - not to mention Teemu Pukki's strike that was ruled out for the most marginal of offside calls by VAR.

Daniel Farke,Teemu Pukki

Roy Hodgson's Eagles, meanwhile, will travel to East Anglia in buoyant spirits, after picking up four points from post-Christmas fixtures with West Ham and Southampton - a haul made all the more impressive by Palace's growing injury list.

Where to Watch?

When is Kick Off?​ Wednesday 1 January​
​What Time is Kick Off? ​17:30 (GMT)
​Where is it Played? ​Carrow Road
​TV Channel/Live Stream? ​BT Sport ESPN
​Referee? ​Jonathan Moss

Team News

Daniel Farke's 2019/20 defensive injury woes might leave a sense of 'what if' the Canaries are to suffer relegation. Timm Klose and Ben Godfrey remain sidelined with knee injuries, but the German can otherwise select from a full compliment of defensive players.

After being used sparingly in the opening half of the season, scoring the opening goal against Spurs could see Mario Vrančić retain his place in the starting XI.

As he has done for weeks, Hodgson is facing a selection headache in defensive positions. Patrick van Aanholt recently joined Joel Ward, Gary Cahill, Scott Dann and Jeffrey Schlupp on the treatment table, meaning that Palace are likely to call upon the same back four that featured against Southampton. 

That is unless the Eagles' boss chooses to use the likes of Cheikhou Kouyaté and James McArthur is unfamiliar defensive roles, as he has during recent fixtures. From an attacking perspective, Andros Townsend and Christian Benteke remain ​Palace's most notable absentees.

Potential Lineups

Norwich Krul; Aarons, Zimmerman, Hanley, Lewis; McLean, Vrancic; Cantwell, Buendia, Hernandez; Pukki​
Crystal Palace ​Guaita; Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, Riedewald; Meyer, Kouyate, Milivojević, McArthur, Zaha; Ayew

Stats Centre

Norwich led in five of their seven top-flight games in December but failed to register a single win, setting a Premier League record by dropping 12 points from winning positions in a month. 

Daniel Farke

The Canaries have conceded at least twice in each of their past nine home Premier League matches and Palace have won three of their four most recent top-flight trips to Carrow Road.

Head-to-Head Record

Norwich have tasted victory in just one of their previous ten encounters with the Eagles, dating back to January 2008. 

During the Canaries' most recent Premier League campaign - the 2015/16 season - Palace completed the double over Norwich as they went on to finish 19th and return to the Championship.

Andros Townsend

In this season's reverse fixture, Palace edged a tight contest at Selhurst Park - courtesy of Luka Milivojević's penalty and a 90th-minute strike from Andros Townsend that sealed their 2-0 triumph.

Recent Form

​Norwich are without a win in their previous seven fixtures, since their late November victory over Everton at Goodison Park. That 2-0 triumph over the Toffees is the Canaries' only clean sheet in 11 fixtures, with their inability to defend the key reason they find themselves at the foot of the table.

Conversely, Palace have lost once in their last six - form that sees them start 2020 in ninth. Three draws, two wins and a solitary defeat since December began feels like an impressive ​Premier League return, especially given Hodgson's injury problems. Tougher tests lie on the horizon, however, with Arsenal and Manchester City up next.

Norwich Crystal Palace
Norwich 2-2 Tottenham (28/12) ​Southampton 1-1 Crystal Palace (28/12)
​Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich (26/12) Crystal Palace 2-1 West Ham (26/12)
Norwich 1-2 Wolves (21/12) ​Newcastle 1-0 Crystal Palace (21/12)
​Leicester 1-1 Norwich (14/12) Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton (16/12)
Norwich 1-2 Sheffield United (8/12) ​Watford 0-0 Crystal Palace (7/12)


One prediction that doesn't require a crystal ball is that Norwich are unlikely to prevent Palace scoring in this fixture and, given that Hodgson's strength lies in organised and resolute defensive shape, victory for the hosts seems an unlikely prospect.

Prediction: Norwich 0-1 Crystal Palace

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Source : 90min