Prior to the start of the season there was great hope that Norwich City and Aston Villa could both have successful Premier League campaigns. The Canaries arguably had the most impressive transfer window in the entire division, while it seemed almost impossible for the Villans to fare quite as badly as they did last season -- especially retaining top scorer Christian Benteke.
However, neither team has delivered on the expectation so far. Norwich have picked up four points from their opening three games and Villa just three points, having not won since the opening game of the season. That means that this game could be quite a cagey affair, between two teams looking to push away from the foot of the table.
Norwich have winger Elliott Bennett defender Ryan Bennett out and in doubt respectively, though neither absentee will be overly concerning for Chris Hughton. For Villa, defender Jores Okore could miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, while winger Charles N'Zogbia is sidelined with an Achilles problem.
Norwich City Injuries and suspensions
Out: Elliott Bennett (knee). In doubt: Ryan Bennett (knee).
Aston Villa injuries and suspensions
Out: Jores Okore (knee), Charles N'Zogbia (Achilles). In doubt: None.
Match Date/Time: Saturday, 12:45 p.m. local, 7:45 a.m. ET
Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich, England
TV: NBC Sports Network (U.S.), RDS 2, TSN2 (Canada), BT Sport 1 (U.K.)