Reading and Queens Park Rangers have already dropped out of the division, but there are just three points separating 17th from 11th position in the table.
Villa certainly enter the match in the better form having taken 10 points from their last six matches, while Norwich have registered just five in the same period. However, Chris Hughton's side have lost just three of their 17 matches at Carrow Road this season.
The reverse fixture earlier in the season ended in a 1-1 draw at Villa Park in November, but Norwich were 2-0 winners the last time they hosted Villa in the league last May.
Norwich could ring the chances with Javier Garrido, Anthony Pilkington and Elliot Bennett also pushing for recalls, but Hughton is expected to continue with Kei Kamara and leading scorer Grant Holt in attack.
Villa boss Paul Lambert, meanwhile, could continue with the same side that overcame Sunderland on Monday. Christian Benteke, fresh from his hat-trick, should lead the line once more with Darren Bent on the bench.
Norwich: Bunn; Martin, Bassong, R Bennett, Garrido; Johnson, Snodgrass, Howson, Pilkington; Kamara, Holt
Villa: Guzan; Bennett, Vlaar, Baker, Lowton; Westwood, Delph; Weimann, Sylla, Agbonlahor; Benteke
Sports Mole says: 1-1