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Match Preview: Norwich v Pompey

All you need to know about Emirates FA Cup clash

4 January 2019

Norwich City v Pompey
Match Previews

Match Preview: Norwich v Pompey

All you need to know about Emirates FA Cup clash

4 January 2019

Pompey put their League One promotion bid to one side on Saturday, as they look to cause an Emirates FA Cup upset.

They travel to Carrow Road to face a Norwich side who are flying high in second spot in the Championship.

Daniel Farke’s side are two points behind leaders Leeds, as they try to return to the top-flight for the first time since 2016.

But they have not won any of their past three games, with draws against Nottingham Forest and Brentford sandwiching a 4-3 defeat to Derby.

The first of those fixtures would have felt like a victory, however, with the Canaries battling from three goals down and Onel Hernandez scoring twice in stoppage-time.

Visiting fans can take heart from the fact that Norwich have lost four times on their own patch in the league, compared to just a single away defeat.

And Pompey triumphed 2-0 when they last made the trip to Carrow Road in December 2010, courtesy of goals from Dave Kitson and Greg Halford.

City won 1-0 in the return fixture at Fratton Park, however – a result that confirmed their promotion to the Premier League.

Full-backs Lee Brown and Nathan Thompson are both still sidelined with hamstring problems, with Ben Close (ankle) and Luke McGee (wrist) also out.

Norwich are likely to rest key players for their promotion bid and have several members of the squad out injured.

Emiliano Buendia (ankle), Moritz Leitner (ankle), Jamal Lewis (hamstring), Carlton Morris (knee), Marco Stiepermann (thigh) and Alex Tettey (groin) will all miss out.

And in a double blow for the Thompson family, Nathan’s younger brother Louis is currently recovering from a dislocated shoulder.

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Pompey: 20 wins
Norwich: 23 wins
15 draws

At Norwich
Pompey: 7 wins
Norwich: 13 wins
9 draws

Pompey have sold their full allocation of tickets and no more will be available to buy at Carrow Road. Click here to read a guide for visiting fans.

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 4.30pm on Saturday.

Overseas subscribers should note that there is no live iFollow video coverage of FA Cup games, although audio commentary will be available.

The match has been selected for overseas broadcast and supporters should check their local listings to see if the game is being televised in their region.

Click here for more information about using iFollow on a matchday and click here for information on downloading the app, so you can access content on your mobile device.

We will have updates throughout the game on Twitter and the match centre. You can also see behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram story and Snapchat account.

There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.

Norwich are the 3/4 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 7/2.

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