Preview: Norwich City vs. Cardiff City

Preview: Norwich vs. Cardiff
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Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between Norwich City and Cardiff City at Carrow Road.

Two of the Premier League's struggling sides meet at Carrow Road on Saturday when Norwich City host to Cardiff City.

Chris Hughton's Canaries, who have lost four of their last six matches, currently occupy 18th spot in the table following last weekend's 4-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal.

Cardiff currently sit one point and one place ahead of their opponents. Malky Mackay's side went down 4-1 at Chelsea last Saturday, which was their third defeat in four outings.

Hughton was without striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel for the defeat at Arsenal due to a knock, but the Dutchman should be fit to return against Cardiff.

Elliott Bennett will miss the match through injury, while Johan Elmander is a doubt.

Andreas Cornelius will miss out for Cardiff as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury. Mackay could be tempted to make changes to the side that lost at Chelsea, with Kim Bo-Kyung pushing to start.

Recent form

Norwich: WLLWLL

Cardiff: DDLWLL

Possible starting lineups

Norwich: Ruddy; Martin, Bassong, Turner, Olsson; Tettey, Fer, Howson, Snodgrass, Pilkington; Van Wolfswinkel

Cardiff: Marshall; Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Theophile-Catherine; Whittingham, Medel, Gunnarsson, Mutch, Cowie; Odemwingie

Sports Mole says: 1-0

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