Date: 12th December 2015 at 7:09am
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Struggling Norwich welcome in-form Everton for this weekend’s early kick-off, with the hosts in desperate need of three points to pull clear of the bottom three.

The Canaries are on a poor run which has seen them win just once in their past ten games. Only goal difference is keeping Alex Neil’s side out of the relegation zone, but they have scored just three goals in their past six matches.

As well as their woes in front of goal, Norwich are failing to keep goals out at the other end; they have kept just one clean sheet all season.

On a brighter note for the hosts, they do have a good record against Everton at Carrow Road; the Toffees have won just once there in 11 visits.

Everton come into the game undefeated in their last five matches, and unlike their hosts they have no such troubles in front of goal; the visitors have scored in 11 of their last 12 matches.

Roberto Martinez’s side are occupying the ‘squeezed middle’ of this season’s Premier League table; they are just one point off sixth place, but only two above 12th.

All five of the Toffees’ wins this season have come against sides in the bottom half, whilst Romelu Lukaku is looking to score for the seventh consecutive match.

Team News

John Ruddy is back for the hosts, giving Alex Neil a decision to make as to whether to stick with Declan Rudd, or bring the England international back into the team. Wes Hoolahan is also back in contention.

Everton are set to welcome back James McCarthy to their midfield, whilst Leighton Baines is also available as he continues his comeback from a lengthy lay-off.

League Position: Norwich – 16th (13 pts); Everton – 9th (22 pts)
Last Meeting:
Everton 1-1 Norwich (October 27, 2015)
Form: Norwich – LLWLDL; Everton – LWDWDD
Key Men: Norwich – Wes Hoolahan; Everton – Romelu Lukaku
Shoot Says: Norwich 0-2 Everton

 
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