Norwich v Bournemouth : match preview
Teemu Pukki is available for Norwich and they need their top scorer to step up and help secure a desperately needed win against BournemouthTeemu Pukki is available for the first time since New Year’s Day and how Norwich need their top scorer to step up. A defeat against fellow strugglers Bournemouth would leave them a minimum of seven points behind 19th. But can Eddie Howe rouse a performance from his injury-stricken side? Recent results suggest not. Bournemouth have four points from their past 11 matches, while Norwich have seven in the same sequence. It looks a possible warm-up for meetings in the Championship next season. Graham Searles Saturday 3pm Venue Carrow Road Last season n/a Referee Paul Tierney This season G16 Y48 R1 3.13 cards/game Odds H 6-5 A 9-4 D 5-2 NORWICH Subs from Fährmann, McGovern, Roberts, Leitner, Srbeny, Amadou, Stiepermann, Hernández, Trybull, Duda, Rupp, Hanley Doubtful Hanley (ill) Injured Drmic (hamstring, 25 Jan), Klose (knee, May) Suspended None Discipline Y44 R0 Form DLLDDL Leading scorer Pukki 9 BOURNEMOUTH Subs from Boruc, Travers, Ibe, Dobre, Surman, Simpson, Gosling, Kelly, Rico, L Cook, Taylor Doubtful Kelly (hamstring) Injured Stanislas (calf, 27 Jan), Danjuma (ankle), King (hamstring), Stacey (hamstring, all Feb), Brooks (ankle), Daniels (knee), Mepham (knee, all unknown) Suspended None Discipline Y45 R1 Form WLDLLL Leading scorer H Wilson 6 Topics Read more: The Guardian
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