This feels like a very big game. Leeds United head to Carrow Road inside the top 10 and within striking distance of the play-off positions.
Norwich figure to be a very tough opponent today, considering we knocked them out of the League Cup and all that good stuff. It won’t be easy, but a win today could see United climb as high as 5th.
With an hour until kick off, we have plenty of prematch reading to get you ready for the big clash. Our Joshua Gilbert wrote a detailed preview, while he also found time to join our Norwich rivals at Little Yellow Bird. Check out the conversation below.
[PREVIEW - Leeds] Jon speaks to Joshua from @ThruItAllLUFC all about the Leeds game. It's all here. https://t.co/cfwwTX1dZB— Little Yellow Bird (@TheLYBP) November 4, 2016
If you need any reason to hate Norwich, please check out my piece about why the Canaries are the side every United fan needs to dislike.
Today is a big day for the club, and I feel the fallout will be substantial regardless of the result. I will be live-tweeting the game over at @ThruItAllLIVE so please come say hello during the match.
Leeds United vs. Norwich City
EFL Championship Fixture
Carrow Road, Norwich
LUTV, BBC Radio Leeds
Saturday 5 November 2016
8:00am PT / 11:00am ET / 3:00pm BT
Leeds United’s starting XI
Green, Ayling, Bartley, Jansson, Taylor, O'Kane, Phillips, Roofe, Doukara, Hernandez, Wood
Subs: Silvestri, Cooper, Grimes, Vieira, Berardi, Antonsson, Sacko
Norwich City’s starting XI
McGovern, Martin, Bennett, Klose, Olsson, Thompson, Brady, Dorrans, Hoolahan, Pritchard, Jerome
Subs: Ruddy, Bassong, Naismith, Oliveira, Lafferty, Ja. Murphy, Jo. Murphy
Jack Dudley: 1-0 Norwich I think today. It'll be a different game today from the EFL cup tie and their crowd will be up for it. They were humiliated at Brighton last weekend and will be looking to bounce back. As ever, we'll look very unlikely to get anything from the game once we go behind.
Sean Ryan: 3-1 Leeds. Don't know why... I just have a feeling. Leeds has looked so good recently and Norwich have hit a rough patch of late. Wood to score twice.
James Mahoney: 1-0 Leeds. I expect a tight game and, after their embarrassing defeat against Brighton last week, the Norwich players are sure to react. However, Leeds will have enough quality to null the Canaries attack. Hernandez to score just before the break with the only goal of the game, and take three valuable points back to Elland Road before the international break. MOT
Joshua Gilbert: 2-0 Norwich. Norwich will have the crowd behind them, and I think that’ll prove to be the difference, even if I’d like it to be otherwise.
Ben Mallis: 3-1 Leeds. I had a dream last night, and this was the score. Never mess with a good dream! Wood to score a brace and United to climb into the top 6 by night’s end. A man can only dream.
Leeds United team vs @NorwichCityFC #lufc pic.twitter.com/giNKQgij4S— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 5, 2016
We are an optimistic bunch. Your turn, United. Another three points would be glorious. MOT