UK time is: 09:32:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Walsall vs. Norwich

Banks's Stadium

Monday 28th December 2009

KO 3pm

Saddlers welcome the Canaries

After the Bristol Rovers match was postponed, tiredness will not be an excuse against a strong Norwich side.

Walsall Team News:

Steve Jones will still me missing for the Saddlers as he bids to return to action after a groin injury.

Skipper Mark Hughes will make his return after suspension to partner Manny Smith at the back, as well as Troy Deeney getting the chance to shine again after his brace saved the Saddlers in our last game against Leyton Orient.

Player to watch: Troy Deeney

He will want to resume his strong form after rescuing the Saddlers against Leyton Orient. Both he and Darren Byfield will provide us with a threat upfront to combat the Norwich defence.

Norwich Team News:

Gary Doherty is the only player to return for the away side to start at the heart of the defence.

Otherwise, Canaries manager Paul Lambert should field the same side that beat Millwall 2-0 on Boxing Day.

Player to watch: Grant Holt

The experienced midfielder will try and run the midfield for Norwich and will be looking to add to his brilliant strike from the 2-0 win at Millwall.

Whoever starts in midfield for the Saddlers will need to overpower his presence to win the game.

Match Facts & Stats

The last time these two teams met at the Banks's was back in November 2003, where a Peter Crouch brace meant the Saddlers were condemned to a 3-1 home defeat. The first encounter of this season ended in a 0-0 draw at Carrow Road.

Ref Watch:

TBA

Match Prediction:

My thought with this one is that it could really go either way. Norwich are in my mind evens favourites to win, but on our day, we can beat the big sides at the Banks's and we will give it our all. The Canaries will be tired from Boxing Day and the Saddlers will be fresher so this could be to our advantage. 1-0 Saddlers.

Next Fixtures:




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Rich Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 27 2009

Time: 12:23PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall 1-0 Chesterfield (Saturday October 25 2014)

Walsall Team To Face Chesterfield (Saturday October 25 2014)

Former Academy Coach Passes Away (Friday October 24 2014)

Walsall v Chesterfield - Preview (Friday October 24 2014)

Smith 'Im hurting as much as anyone' (Friday October 24 2014)

FA Cup Draw Monday (Thursday October 23 2014)

Bradshaw Fit For Saturday (Thursday October 23 2014)

Craig Fagan On Trial (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Fans Turn Up The Heat On Smith (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Archived Walsall Articles

List All Vital Saddlers Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. john baker 7

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Walsall 0 - 0 Bradford
Walsall 3 - 1 Preston
Walsall 0 - 1 Crewe
Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Walsall
Port Vale 1 - 1 Walsall
Oldham 2 - 1 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Port Vale 15 4 4 7 -3 16
17. Coventry 15 4 4 7 -7 16
18. Leyton Orient 14 3 6 5 -3 15
19. Walsall 15 3 6 6 -3 15
20. Doncaster 13 4 3 6 -8 15
21. Gillingham 15 3 5 7 -7 14
22. Yeovil 15 3 4 8 -14 13

Breaking League News

DRFC Dickov - Draw needs to be a starting point
Doncaster : 26/10/2014 08:00:00
Rovers and Dons draw a blank
Doncaster : 26/10/2014 08:00:00
Doncaster : 26/10/2014 08:00:00
Davis praises spirit
Crewe : 25/10/2014 21:38:00
Defender dismissed as run ends
Crewe : 25/10/2014 21:24:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is the best keeper we have had since Jimmy Walker?
Suggested By:  
Clayton Ince 13%
Richard O'Donnell 87%
Other 0%