Tottenham will go head-to-head against Norwich City on Sunday in the Premier League. The home side secured a win at home in their previous match while the away side drew. Can Tottenham continue their winning run?
Tottenham are slowly beginning to find the form under new manager Antonio Conte. Barring the defeat in the Europa Conference League against NS Mura, Tottenham have had some decent results. Their previous fixture was postponed due to weather conditions, but they came out on top in their next fixture against Brentford. A 2-0 win at home against Brentford has allowed Tottenham to plant their feet back in the Premier League. They are placed sixth in the league, with seven wins, one draw, and five losses in 13 matches. Tottenham have secured seven points from the available nine since Antonio Conte took over. They are now two points below fourth-placed West Ham. Spurs will be looking to continue their form when they welcome Norwich at home. Giovani Lo Celso will be unavailable for the match, while Cristian Romero is sidelined as well. There are no new injury concerns for Antonio Conte.
In the previous game against Brentford, Tottenham won 2-0, courtesy of an own goal by Canos and a second-half strike by Son Heung-min. They took more shots than their opponents. Hojbjerg had the highest xG in the match. Tottenham’s xG of 1.69 surpassed that of their opponents’, 0.16. Hojbjerg also made the highest number of passes to the final third, while Son took the highest number of shots.
In terms of successful through passes, Tottenham are placed at a decent tenth spot in the league. They average more than two successful through passes per match, just below league leaders Chelsea.
Norwich were held to a draw by Newcastle in their previous game in the Premier League. They are now unbeaten in four league matches and are placed at the 19th spot in the relegation zone with two wins, four draws, and eight losses in 14 games. The Canaries are behind the safety spot by three points. Dean Smith’s men have found some form after Daniel Farke’s sacking and have secured seven points from their last three fixtures. Norwich will be looking to move into the safety spot when they visit Tottenham, although they have lost three of their previous four games against Spurs. Todd Cantwell could be in contention for this match. Rashica will remain sidelined due to a groin concern, while Normann, Byram, and Zimmermann are unavailable as well.
In their previous away game against Newcastle, the Canaries missed out on a chance to capitalize despite having an extra man. Callum Wilson scored the first goal of the match via a penalty in the second half. Pukki equalized soon after, and Norwich had to settle for a 1-1 draw. Ben Gibson made the highest number of passes to the final third, while Brandon Williams made the highest number of recoveries in the opposition’s half.
Norwich City are placed fifth in the league in terms of smart passes. They average more than five smart passes per match, which is a positive output, looking at their current position in the Premier League.
Tottenham (3-4-3): Lloris; Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Reguilon; Lucas, Kane, Son.
Norwich City (4-3-3):Krul; Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Williams; McLean, Rupp, Gilmour; Sargent, Pukki, Cantwell.
Tottenham have begun to find their form under Antonio Conte and are stronger going into the match. A Spurs win is on the cards.