Norwich v Leeds

19 November 2010 01:52
Norwich City midfielder Korey Smith has been ruled out with an ankle injury and Matthew Gill, who might have replaced him, is out with an ankle problem.Adam Drury (calf) is still sidelined, while Michael Nelson and Andrew Surman are not yet ready to return. [LNB]Leeds boss Simon Grayson must decide whether to start with Luciano Becchio, who scored a hat-trick after coming on as a substitute against Bristol City. [LNB]Goalkeeper Shane Higgs is available again after a hamstring injury. [LNB][LNB] MATCH PREVIEW These clubs, both of which won automatic promotion from League One last season, have made an impressive start to life back in the Championship, although Norwich are without a win in four matches and have drawn their last three.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] That run has seen the Canaries slip to eighth - still outside the play-off places only on goal difference - while in-form Leeds have moved up to fifth after winning three of their last four matches. [LNB]And Leeds are a threat away from home. They have won three consecutive away matches, and four of their eight league victories this season have come on the road. The most recent was at Coventry, who had been in great form. [LNB]Championship matches involving Leeds this season have produced an unrivalled 62 goals. Four of them came in Saturday's 3-1 win against Bristol City, who were unbeaten in their previous five games. [LNB][LNB] MATCH FACTS Head-to-head[LNB]• The last nine matches between these club have either been drawn or decided by a single goal. [LNB] Have your say on this match • Norwich are chasing a third successive home win over Leeds, who last won at Carrow Road in August 2005 . [LNB]Norwich[LNB]• Norwich have not drawn four in a row since March 1995. [LNB]• The Canaries have won only one of their last seven matches. [LNB]• They are the only team yet to score in the opening 15 minutes of a Championship game this season. [LNB]Leeds[LNB]• Leeds have scored 31 goals and conceded 31 in the league this term. [LNB]• Their next goal will be the 400th scored by a team under United manager Simon Grayson. [LNB]• They have hit the woodwork 13 times this season - more than any other team in the division. [LNB]• Leeds have also committed more fouls (218) and fielded more players (28) than any other second-tier side.

Source: BBC_Sport