Norwich vs Brentford : Match Preview & Prediction

Team News

  • After a fairly ineffectual performance against Leeds, Marley Watkins could be dropped from the starting XI. Wes Hoolahan is the most logical candidate to replace him.
  • Louis Thompson remains sidelined, as does former Everton striker Steven Naismith, whose return is eagerly anticipated.
  • A switch to a 4-3-3 formation is on the cards for Dean Smith’s side, with Romaine Sawyers making way for the inclusion of Nico Yennaris and Kamohelo Mokotjo in the centre of midfield.
  • Lasse Vibe remains a doubt up top, so Neal Maupay will start again.
  • Henrik Dalsgaard is also out, as are full-back Rico Henry and attacking midfielder Alan Judge.

Match Facts

Norwichhave seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Brentford in all competitions.


  • Daniel Farke’s side have won just one of their last nine games in the league and are stumbling towards a lower mid-table finish this season. This game is certainly winnable, but Norwich will have to be more adventurous going forward than they were against Leeds.
  • After an upturn in form a couple of months ago, many expected Brentford to kick on, but Dean Smith’s Brentford side are languishing in mid-table. A response to last weekend’s sub-par draw against Barnsley is vital here.
  • This is a clash between two sides struggling for momentum, but it also offers an excellent opportunity to kickstart one side’s season.

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