Leeds United travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich City this Saturday in a return to Championship football following the international break. The two sides are in the throes of the battle for the Play-offs and need the three points to strengthen this push.
Norwich currently sit seventh in the Championship after 11 games. The Canaries have five wins, two draws and four losses, leaving them on 17 points, just one point outside of the Play-off places.
In their last five games in all competitions, Norwich have one win, one draw and three losses. Adam Idah managed to grab a brace against Plymouth Argyle, but it was massively overshadowed as Morgan Whittaker scored a hat-trick and was joined on the scoresheet by Dan Scarr, Finn Azaz and Luke Cundle as Plymouth thrashed Norwich 6 - 2. In the Third Round of the League Cup Norwich faced Fulham. Carlos Vinicius and Alex Iwobi gave Fulham the 2 - 0 lead and Borja Sainz scored too late for The Canaries as Fulham won 2 - 1.
Norwich were back to winning ways against Birmingham. Gabriel Sara and Jonathan Rowe both scored early in the second half to give The Canaries the 2 - 0 win. However, the win was short lived as Norwich travelled to Swansea. Jamal Lowe opened the scoring in the third minute, but Sara equalised in the 22nd minute. However, a goal from Bashir Humphreys late on gave Swansea the 2 - 1 win.
The last time out for Norwich before the international break was against Coventry City. Rowe opened the scoring just before halftime, but a Ben Gibson own goal meant the game finished 1 - 1.
Leeds sit just above Norwich in fifth. The Whites have five wins, four draws and two losses, leaving them on 19 points, nine points adrift of automatic promotion.
In their last five games in all competitions, Leeds have three wins, a draw and a loss. Leeds and Hull played out a 0 - 0 draw with Hull having more of the possession but being restricted to zero shots on target. However, Leeds bounced back against Watford. Joel Piroe, Sam Byram and Jaidon Anthony all scored in the 3 - 0 win over Watford where Leeds had nine more shots on target.
Pascal Struijk did manage to find the back of the net against Southampton, but a brace from Adam Armstrong and a goal from Will Smallbone gave The Saints the 3 - 1 win. Crysencio Summerville scored early for Leeds against QPR, a lead The Whites defended until full time as they won 1 - 0, aided by the sending off of Asmir Begovic in the 93rd minute.
The last outing for Leeds before the international break was against Bristol City. Dan James drew first blood but Kai Naismith levelled the score in added time of the first half. However, Piroe popped up with a goal just after halftime to give Leeds the 2 - 1 win.
Norwich and Leeds have met 61 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1935. Leeds have the better record of the two, with 25 wins in comparison to Norwich’s 20 wins in the fixture, with the other 16 meetings ending in a draw.