Preview: Norwich City vs Leeds United

Preview: Norwich City vs Leeds United

A look ahead to Sunday’s encounter.

Leeds United travel to face Norwich City in the Premier League, on Sunday lunchtime (2pm).

The Whites are looking for their first win away from home this season in the league, having drawn two and lost two from their previous four matches. The home side are yet to win in the league, with no victories at home or away to their name after winning promotion last season from the Championship. 

Managed by Daniel Farke, the Canaries had a tough start to life back in the top flight by losing their opening six matches of the competition. There were some tough fixtures in that run though, and two draws from their last three games have seen points now put on the board. 

Sunday’s hosts have the better of the overall record between the two when they have met in Premier League fixtures. From six encounters, the Yellows have won  four, whilst Leeds just the one. This fixture hasn’t been played in the Premier League since the 1993/94 campaign though, which saw each side win one game each through a 2-1 scoreline at their home grounds.

Top scorer for Norwich up to this point is Teemu Pukki. Having now been at the top of the scoring charts for his side for a number of years, he will be needed if they are going to climb out the relegation zone. Still leading the way for the Whites is Raphinha, who has three.

With both sides currently sitting in the bottom three following the conclusion of Saturday’s matches, Sunday presents an opportunity to move up the table with a win. Leeds could go level on points with Aston Villa in 15th spot, whereas the reward for a win for Norwich would move them off the bottom of the pile, above Newcastle. 

Kick-off at Carrow Road is at 2pm, and is live on Sky Sports for supporters to watch if they are not able to attend the game. There will be commentary as always for subscribers on LUTV, with further text updates on our live blog right here on

Manager/head coach:

Norwich: Daniel Farke

Leeds: Marcelo Bielsa

What Marcelo Bielsa said ahead of the match? 

“The first half of their games, they are a team that wants to be protagonists and in the second half of their games they’ve tried to be solid defensively. The defeat to Chelsea was linked to the fact they played a large part of the game a man down.”

Jon Howe

League position

Norwich: 20th

Leeds: 18th

Premier League form

Norwich: LLDDL

Leeds: DLWLD

Top scorer

Norwich: Teemu Pukki (2)

Leeds: Raphinha (3)

Head to head

Norwich: 20

Draws: 16

Leeds: 23

Last Leeds United win at Carrow Road

25th August, 2018


Norwich City 0

Leeds United 3 (Klich 21’, Alioski 26’, Hernandez 67’)

Team news

Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed that Jamie Shackleton, Junior Firpo and Kalvin Phillips are available, if selected for the trip to Norwich. Still missing will be Luke Ayling, Patrick Bamford and Robin Koch.  

Billy Gilmour is available for selection for Norwich again, after being ineligible to face parent club Chelsea last weekend. Przemyslaw Placheta and Todd Cantwell will also be looking to play again following time out, whilst defender Ben Gibson is suspended after a red card last time out. 


Referee - Anthony Taylor

Assistant Referee 1 - Gary Beswick

Assistant Referee 2 - Adam Nunn

Fourth Official - Kevin Friend

Video Assistant Referee - Simon Long

The key battle

Max Aarons v Jamie Shackleton

This battle at full-back between two young, tricky and speedy players will be key to the outcome of the match. Both players like to get forward but also have their defensive duties to partake in and if they can get the better of one another during the game, it will play a key role in helping their team at both ends of the pitch.

Latest odds

Norwich: 13/5

Draw: 11/4

Leeds: 19/20

How to watch

The match is being shown live on Sky Sports, with commentary available as always through LUTV. 

Supporter information

Please click here to read full supporter information if you are attending the match on Sunday, provided by Norwich City. 

Jon Howe