Meanwhile, Norwich are winless in four and sit only one point above the relegation zone, but Townsend has stressed that complacency must be avoided as they target points to aid their top-four quest.
"I don't think it matters who you play in the Premier League, it's always going to be a difficult game," he told the club's official website.
"As always we'll prepare the same way and look to do a professional job. The manager has got us playing really well, we're picking up results and that's all we can do.
"We've just got to focus on winning, getting three points and not worry too much about what the other teams are doing."
Tottenham's closest rivals for Champions League qualification, Liverpool, host Swansea City prior to the Lillywhites meeting former favourite Chris Hughton's Canaries at Carrow Road.