Norwich City vs. Aston Villa: Preview and TV schedule

Stu Forster

Norwich City and Aston Villa will both look to get back to winning ways in Saturday's early kick-off.

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.

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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.

Projected lineups

Norwich City: John Ruddy; Javier Garrido, Sébastien Bassong, Michael Turner, Steven Whittaker; Nathan Redmond, Leroy Fer, Bradley Johnson, Robert Snodgrass; Johan Elmander; Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Aston Villa: Brad Guzan; Antonio Luna, Ciaran Clark, Ron Vlaar, Matthew Lowton; Fabian Delph, Ashley Westwood, Yacouba Sylla; Gabriel Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke, Aleksandar Tonev

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.)

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