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Match Preview: Norwich City v Burnley

17 July 2020

Norwich City will play Burnley at Carrow Road on Saturday for their final home game of the 2019-20 Premier League season (5.30pm KO).

Our Match Preview assesses the Clarets form going into the season’s penultimate fixture, looks at who will be officiating the game and provides details on how supporters can follow the action live from home.

The opposition

A 5-0 defeat away to Manchester City wasn’t the easiest way for Sean Dyche’s side to begin the restart, but they’ve responded brilliantly.

Since that game, Burnley have won games by small margins, beating Watford 1-0, Crystal Palace 1-0 and West Ham United 1-0.

They’ve also managed 1-1 draws against Sheffield United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and away to Liverpool, so while goals haven’t been flying in at either end, points have been trickling in nicely.

Jay Rodriguez has emerged as Burnley’s focal point going forward of late, his goals lifting them to tenth in the Premier League, eight points outside the top four.

Burnley are unlikely to qualify for European football this season then, but another season of mid-table security with good form at the end of the campaign will now doubt please Dyche and his coaching staff.

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In the 42 meetings between Norwich and Burnley since 1934, there have been 15 Norwich wins, 20 Burnley wins and seven draws.

We last faced Burnley at Turf Moor in the fourth round of the FA Cup back in January, goals from Grant Hanley and Josip Drmic securing a 2-1 win as we progressed to the fifth round against Tottenham Hotspur.

As for the last time Burnley visited Carrow Road, that was also in the FA Cup, albeit in the third round. Grant Holt and Simeon Jackson put the Canaries 2-0 up, before Jay Rodriguez pulled one back. Andrew Surman and Steve Morison made sure of a convincing 4-1 win.

Ref watch

Kevin Friend has been appointed as the referee for Saturday’s game, with Simon Beck and Andy Garrett acting as his assistants.

Friend has overseen two Norwich games since the restart - our 3-0 defeat to Southampton and our 4-0 defeat to West Ham, handing out just three yellow cards across those fixtures.

Against Burnley, Lee Mason and Stephen Child are the VAR officials.

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How to follow

For UK-based supporters, the match is being broadcast on Sky Sports and Pick (freeview channel 11).

For supporters around the world, the game is being broadcast in multiple countries. For a list of channels and timing, click here.

#NR1Live returns for Saturday's game with host Darren Eadie being joined in the studio by Rob Newman. You can catch the pre and post-match chat for FREE on our YouTube channel, with the programme switching over to Canaries TV when the game begins.

Canaries TV subscribers can listen to live BBC Radio Norfolk commentary from Chris Goreham by purchasing a match/monthly/yearly pass. For more information, click HERE.

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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