Brighton to edge Canaries in must-win match



Both Norwich and Brighton head into Saturday’s clash at Carrow Road with one thing on their minds; to survive.


Norwich go into this must-win game in dismal form having won just once in their last eight league outings. Since the June restart, they’ve lost all four matches and found the net only once; coming in an FA Cup tie against Manchester United.


Currently seven-points adrift at the bottom of the table with just six games reaming, a loss will do no favours in the Canaries’ bid for survival.


Brighton, on-the-other-hand, jumped out of the gate when the league restarted and picked up four points in their first two games to help climb further away from the drop-zone. But, last Tuesday’s loss at the hands of a dominant Man United side reignited relegation fears for the Seagulls.


An away win for the Albion though, something they’ve only managed twice this entire campaign, will boost survival hopes and all-but ensure another season in the Premier League.


When’s the game?

12.30PM, Saturday 4th July


Where’s the game?

Carrow Road

Watch it live

BT Sport 1


Norwich

Last game

Arsenal 4-0 Norwich


Norwich team news

Daniel Farke will have Timm Klose available for selection after the defender served his suspension for being sent off in last week’s FA Cup defeat.


But, the Canaries’ are still without a host of players sidelined through injury including defenders Grant Hanley, Christoph Zimmermann and Sam Byram. As well as German midfielder Moritz Leitner who misses out with a hernia.


Brighton

Last game

Brighton 0-3 Manchester United

Brighton team news

Brighton will again be without Colombian striker Jose Izquierdo, whose knee injury is expected to keep him on the medic’s table until late-August.


However, Adam Webster and Steven Alzate face late fitness tests to be ready for Saturday. As well as midfield Davy Propper, who limped off at half time against Man United.


Last 5 meetings

Brighton 2-0 Norwich (02/11/19)

Norwich 2-0 Brighton (21/04/17)

Brighton 5-0 Norwich (29/10/16)

Brighton 0-1 Norwich (03/04/15)

Norwich 3-3 Brighton (22/11/14)