Norwich (best price 4/1 with Paddy Power) know that this campaign is all about surviving in a difficult second season in the Premier League. After finishing in twelfth place last time out, it is going to be tough to emulate that success.
Chris Hughton will be desperate for his men to pick of their first win under his management – they have had chances to take all three points in matches, but have not been clinical enough in front of goal.
The Canaries did manage a victory in the Capital One Cup over Doncaster on Wednesday evening though, so could have a bit of confidence coming into this one.
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One man that the Norwich faithful would love to get his tally up and running for the season is captain Grant Holt. After he scored 15 goals in the League last time out, he is surely vital to what the Norfolk side can achieve this year.
As for Liverpool (best price 5/6 with Bet365), it has been very tough for them under the new management of Brendan Rodgers.
Despite playing well against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, they still went down 2-1 – which will be a huge concern for the ex Swansea manager. Brendan Rogers has insisted that there is no cause for concern, but with five games already gone and no victories, Reds fans will be desperate for an improvement – and more goals.
This is now being labelled by the Reds as a must win.
Although you would expect them to get out of the situation they are in, you cannot hide the fact that Liverpool are currently in the bottom three and need to move away from it, although the Reds come into the game on the back of a good 2-1 win midweek in the League Cup at the Hawthorns.
Luis Suarez does have happy memories of Carrow Road though, after an incredible hat-trick was scored here last season. If he can achieve something similar, then all three points should be heading back to Merseyside.
A very intriguing, but perhaps nervy affair gets underway from 3PM on Saturday.