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Match Preview: Brentford v Norwich City

26 October 2020

Norwich City travel to the Brentford Community Stadium for the venue’s first ever midweek Championship fixture on Tuesday (7.45pm KO).

Our Match Preview takes a look at how the Bees have got on so far in 2020/21, provides information regarding the officials in charge of the game, and explains how supporters can follow the action live.

The opposition

Brentford have had a mixed run of form in the league this season, winning three, drawing one, and losing three matches.

However, Thomas Frank’s side have made excellent progress in the Carabao Cup, beating Wycombe Wanderers, Southampton, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham to reach the quarter-finals.

In their previous game, Marcus Forss scored twice in the final 20 minutes as Brentford lost 3-2 away to Stoke City.

The match was Frank’s 100th at the helm, who now boasts a higher win percentage than any other Brentford manager to reach the landmark.

Ahead of Tuesday night’s fixture, Brentford sit 11th in the Championship with ten points.

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In the 58 meetings between Norwich and Brentford dating back to 1920, there have been 26 Norwich wins, 22 Brentford wins and ten draws.

Last time we met was at Griffin Park in January 2019, when a late Timm Klose equaliser salvaged a point from a 1-1 draw.

Our last win at Brentford came one year prior, James Maddison getting the only goal in a 1-0 win in January 2018.

Ref watch

Jeremy Simpson has been appointed to oversee Tuesday night’s proceedings, Lee Venamore and Nigel Lugg his assistants and James Linington the fourth official.

Simpson has taken charge of four games so far this season, handing out 11 yellow cards and one red across the Championship, League One and Carabao Cup.

He was last appointed for a Norwich game for our 4-3 win at home to Millwall in November 2018.

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How to follow

The game is live to watch for UK-based supporters on Sky Sports Football red button on Tuesday evening.

As the game is a midweek away game on Sky Sports Football red button, it’s available to season ticket holders with an up-to-date email address and iFollow account for free on

Otherwise, a £10 Match Pass will be available to purchase.

Alternatively, there are audio passes available for purchase on the iFollow section of our website. Click here for more information.

As the fixture has been chosen for Sky Sports coverage, it is not available to overseas supporters, or a part of international season or monthly passes.

By clicking the cog icon on the video player and selecting ‘away audio’, fans will be able to tune into live commentary from BBC Radio Norfolk’s Chris Goreham.

Otherwise, Norwich City's website and social channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram will provide regular updates.

To learn more about the variety of passes on offer to supporters this season, click here.

If you have any questions around our iFollow service, please check out answers to some FAQs here. Alternatively, please email

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