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Match Preview: Norwich City v Watford

7 November 2019

Norwich City return to action at Carrow Road on Friday night to face Watford under lights and in front of the live Sky Sports cameras (8pm KO).

Our Match Preview includes insight a host of information including a look at the Hornets, information for visiting supporters and much more.

Please note there are various road closures in and around Norwich on Friday evening because of a fireworks display taking place in the city. Read on for more info

The opposition

Watford have endured a difficult start to the 2019-20 campaign, currently lying at the foot of the table with five points from eleven.

They are without a league victory going into this Friday’s match and have only scored six goals so far this campaign.

The Hornets parted company with Javi Gracia back in September and instantly reappointed former coach Quique Sanchez Flores, who had previously been Watford’s manager between June 2015 and May 2016.


Last season’s FA Cup finalists have struggled to get going this season but they’ve picked up admirable draws against Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal so far.

Ref watch

Andre Marriner will be the man in the middle for Friday’s fixture. Marriner has taken charge of seven Premier League games this season, with his last being Leicester City’s 9-0 win over

His assistants will be Scott Ledger and Simon Long, with Keith Stroud the fourth official. Andy Madley and Andy Halliday will be overseeing VAR.

Info for supporters

We have a guide for all supporters heading to Carrow Road. It has lots of information about getting to Carrow Road, prohibited items, stadium opening times and much more. Click here to view it.

The game is our annual Remembrance Day fixture with lots of tributes planned in and outside Carrow Road before kick-off. For more information, click here.

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There will be various road closures in place before kick-off because of the “Big Boom” fireworks display taking place in the city. Head here for a full list of closures.

Away fans now have a dedicated venue to attend prior to the match kicking off. The Waterfront, situated on King Street, has a beer garden with a licensed bar offering a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and food vendors.

Please note that the majority of kiosks in the stadium this season have contactless-only tills. In the away end, the left-hand lanes of kiosks are contactless-only.

How to follow

For Friday’s #NR1Live show, Darren Eadie will be joined in the studio by Christoph Zimmermann and Jamie Cureton. The show starts at 7.30pm and fans can subscribe here.

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We will be running regular updates on our Twitter account, including reaction after the final whistle.

There will also be a minute-by-minute live match blog on and you can also receive updates on our Instagram and Facebook pages.


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