Norwich will be glad to get back on home turf after suffering a 5-1 defeat at rampant Manchester City last week. The Canaries have been beaten just twice at Carrow Road all season and saw off QPR 2-1 last time out. Wales striker Steve Morison will be out to add to his tally of four goals in his last five outings. Skipper Grant Holt is looking for his 50th league goal for the club.
Newcastle were unbeaten and sitting proudly in third spot three weeks ago. Two defeats and a draw has since seen them slip to sixth, but in fairness they were playing Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea. Alan Pardew’s men have a decent away record having already beaten Sunderland, Wolves and Stoke on their travels this season. Long-serving striker Shola Ameobi is looking for his 50th league goal for the Magpies.
Norwich: D D L L W L
Newcastle: W W W L D L
• All three Premier League meetings between Norwich and Newcastle at Carrow Road have ended 2-1, with the Magpies winning the first and the Canaries the last two.
Norwich: Vaughan, De Laet
Newcastle: Williamson, Tioté, S Taylor, Guthrie