Tottenham Hotspur host struggling Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Remarkably, only two sides in England’s top flight have scored fewer goals than Tottenham’s miserly tally of 13 this season. Fortunately for Spurs, Norwich are not only the Premier League’s lowest scorers, but boast the worst attack in Europe’s top five leagues (just eight goals in 14 games).
Here’s all you need to know about a fixture that doesn’t exactly point towards a high-scoring affair.
When is kick off? Sunday 5 December, 14:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV channel/live stream? Peacock (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube Channel, BBC Match of the Day 2 (10.30pm – UK)
Referee? Jarred Gillett
VAR? Peter Bankes
Antonio Conte delivered worrisome news regarding the condition of Tottenham’s Cristian Romero recently, describing the defender’s hamstring concern as ‘very serious’ and ruling him out until 2022. Romero’s compatriot Giovani Lo Celso also returned from international duty injured but is nearing a return.
You can read Tottenham’s predicted lineup here.
Todd Cantwell missed out on Norwich’s midweek draw with Newcastle United after getting pinged by NHS Track and Trace according to The Athletic’s Michael Bailey, though he reportedly hasn’t tested positive for COVID-19.
Milot Rashica was also absent with a minor groin injury.
Christoph Zimmermann continues his recovery from ankle surgery while Sam Byram was afforded a brief run out for the Under-23s on Monday after almost two years since his last appearance.
Mathias Normann had begun to emerge as a brief bright spark for the Canaries before limping off against Wolves last weekend with a pelvic injury that has forced the club to consult a specialist.
You can read Norwich’s predicted lineup here.
Norwich‘s last visit to the imaginatively named Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ended in a penalty shootout victory, but was remembered more for Eric Dier wading into the stands to defend his brother on the eve of the pandemic in March 2020.
Spurs are unbeaten in their last four Premier League meetings with the Canaries (winning three) but have a more mixed record (five wins, three draws, four defeats) across all competitions in the last decade’s worth of iterations of this fixture.
Still unbeaten in the Premier League under Antonio Conte, Spurs face the side sitting second-bottom in the division buoyed by their most convincing display of the season, and a win from their game in hand away from the top four.
While Conte’s side are hardly the finished article just yet, they can scarcely expect anything other than a victory against a team flailing in the position Norwich find themselves in.
Prediction: Tottenham 2-0 Norwich