Norwich City will play Everton on Wednesday evening, kick-off 18:00 PM at Carrow Road.
The Canaries are propping up the Premier League table, sitting six points off West Ham United in 17th, so will be in desperate need of a win.
The Toffees, on the other hand, have slowly climbed the table since the impressive appointment of Carlo Ancelotti but still sit 12th, some way off the European places, and without a win in four league games.
Daniel Farke’s usual charm has faded over the course of their campaign and they seem a long way off the side who shocked everyone when they beat Manchester City 3-2 earlier this season.
Southampton came away from East Anglia with a 3-0 victory on Friday, meaning the home side have only scored one goal in their last six games and have the lowest goal tally in the whole division.
Meanwhile, Everton became just the third team to take points off rivals, Liverpool, on Sunday as the Merseyside derby ended 0-0.
Norwich will be without the defensive trio of Grant Hanley, Christoph Zimmermann and Sam Bryan who all have hamstring problems, with club captain Hanley having surgery which will leave him out for the rest of the season.
Marco Stiepermann has returned to training after he tested positive for COVID-19 and may be involved Wednesday.
Ancelotti will be unable to call upon Yerry Mina, Theo Walcott and Fabian Delph but Djibril Sidibe could return in time.
Jean-Phillip Gbamin and Cenk Tosun are still unavailable after long-term injuries.
Previous League Meetings
Everton 0-2 Norwich City (23/11/2019)
Everton 3-0 Norwich City (15/5/2016)
Norwich City 1-1 Everton (12/12/2015)
Everton 2-0 Norwich (11/1/2014)
Despite having not kept an away clean sheet in their last 14 league games, Ancelotti’s side will take encouragement from Norwich’s attacking woes.
I cannot see Farke’s side rekindling anywhere near the type of form that led to their only away win this season at Goodison Park.
The improvement of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and the excellent Richarlison will be too much to handle, as the Canaries look destined for the drop.
Match Preview written by Jon Bazley.