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Burnley vs Norwich City preview, predictions & team news

By J Smith

Published: 13:56, 24 January 2020

Burnley host Norwich City at Turf Moor on Saturday in an all-Premier League FA Cup fourth-round clash.

The Clarets had been struggling, losing four Premier League games in a row and sliding toward the relegation zone, but have impressively beaten Leicester City and Manchester United in their last two outings to steady the ship.

Norwich, meanwhile, remain rooted to the bottom of the table having won just one of their last three matches since beating Preston North End 4-2 in the previous round of this competition.

Both sides will likely have Premier League survival on their minds, but who will take another step closer to FA Cup glory? Read on for our preview, predictions, team news and TV coverage information.

When is Burnley vs Norwich City and where can I watch live?

Competition: FA Cup fourth round

Venue: Turf Moor

Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020

Kick-off: 3:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): N/A

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Last five meetings: Burnley vs Norwich City

21 Sep 2019Burnley 2-0 Norwich City (Premier League)

07 Jan 2012Norwich City 4-1 Burnley (FA Cup)

05 Feb 2011Burnley 2-1 Norwich City (League Championship)

06 Nov 2010Norwich City 2-2 Burnley (League Championship)

21 Feb 2009Norwich City 1-1 Burnley (League Championship)

Aggregate Score: Burnley (WLWDD) 8-8 Norwich City (LWLDD)

Ones to watch

Burnley: Jay Rodriguez

Jay Rodriguez sealed Burnley’s impressive 2-0 win at Old Trafford in the week in fine style, thundering the ball beyond David de Gea.

That was the 30-year-old’s third goal in his last three games, with the other two coming against Peterborough in the previous round of this competition.

On his day, Rodriguez can be lethal in front of goal and full of trickery with the ball at his feet — this game is another chance to prove that to Dyche as we approach the key part of the season.

Key stat: Rodriguez has scored three goals in his two cup appearances so far this season.

Norwich: Adam Idah

Teemu Pukki has understandably been the go-to man up front for Daniel Farke this season, but that doesn’t mean Adam Idah hasn’t made his presence felt.

The 18-year-old bagged a hat-trick as the Canaries fought past Preston in the previous round of this competition and will be itching to get a start in what is likely to be a rotated Norwich XI here, once again getting the chance to show Farke what he can do.

Key stat: Idah scored a hat-trick on just his second senior start for Norwich in the previous round of this competition.

Team news


Johann Berg Gudmundsson is approaching full fitness but Ashley Barnes and Phil Bardsley are out.

With the focus understandably on keeping clear of the Premier League relegation zone, Sean Dyche might be tempted to rotate here, with the likes of Joe Hart, Aaron Lennon, Erik Pieters and Matej Vydra all pushing for game time.

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Norwich City

Ben Godfrey is suspended while Timm Klose remains out with a knee injury.

The Canaries have a serious game of catch-up to play if they’re to remain a Premier League side, so it’s hard to see Daniel Farke risking top scorer Teemu Pukki.

Instead, the likes of Adam Idah and Onel Hernandez are likely to start.

Squawka prediction

With Premier League survival the absolute paramount concern, this game will almost feel like a free hit to Burnley and Norwich.

For the neutral, at least, that could be the best thing possible, with both teams likely to throw caution to the wind in search of a win as some squad players look to impress their respective managers.

This should make for an entertaining game as the two teams look to avoid a replay, but it’s hard to see Norwich getting the win away at Burnley.

Scoreline prediction: Burnley 3-1 Norwich City