Norwich City vs Huddersfield Town preview: Team news, predicted lineups, ones to watch, previous meetings and how to watch
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Norwich City will be looking to create a gap of eight points with a victory over Huddersfield Town after second-placed Watford drew to Middlesborough on Monday. 

The Canaries are unbeaten in their last 11 games, with their last loss coming away to Swansea City on February 5. It's been even longer since Norwich were last defeated at home. The only home defeat in the league was against Derby County, which came due to a late goal from Wayne Rooney.

The Terriers are in potential trouble with eight games left in their season to try and push themselves away from a relegation fight. They currently sit eight points away from 22nd placed Rotherham, but the Millers have two games in hand.

The away-form of Huddersfield is quite worrying. They only have three wins on the road this year in 19 fixtures. In their last two away games they have come away with four points in a 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday and a 1-0 victory at QPR.

Team news

Norwich may have an issue with several players out for the game with injuries on Tuesday night. 

Adam Idah and Lukas Rupp haven't returned to training as of yet, whilst Max Aarons and Dimitris Giannoulis are both expected to be available.

Ben Gibson and Christoph Zimmermann remain injured, with Emi Buendia also a doubt because of the injury he picked up against Preston North End.

Terriers Head Coach Carlos Corberán says that Álex Vallejo and Pipa are doubts for the game against Norwich. Vallejo came off injured against Brentford and was replaced by Juninho Bacuna, who will more than likely keep his place on Tuesday.

Predicted lineups

Norwich City XI:  Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Omobamidele, Quintilla, McLean, Skipp, Hernandez, Stiepermann, Cantwell, Pukki.

Huddersfield Town XI: Schofield, Duhaney, Keogh, Sarr, Stearman, Bacuna, Hogg, Mbenza, O'Brien, Holmes, Campbell.

Ones to watch 

The star striker Teemu Pukki is eight goals away from breaking a record of his in league goals per season. In his first season at Norwich, he scored 29 goals in the league. This season he's got 22 goals, and Norwich has seven games to go. 

With Buendia potentially out, all eyes are going to be on Pukki in front of goal.

Belgian winger Issac Mbenza has potentially been the Terriers' biggest threat going forward this season. Mbenza was loaned out to French side Amiens last season and has really turned a corner since his return, after a poor start to his Huddersfield career.

He has five goals and seven assists in the league this year, holding the most goals contributions at the club this season. The trickery and pace of Mbenza could be a real threat for an injury-riddled Norwich.

Previous meetings 

In the reverse fixture, Norwich came away 1-0 winners at The John Smith's Stadium, after a late goal from Idah to seal the three points on the opening day of the season. 

The two sides have only faced each other eight times in this century. Norwich has been winners on four occasions, whilst Huddersfield on three.

They've faced each other 44 times in their history, and we haven't seen a 0-0 draw since 1985 between the pair. If Huddersfield are victorious both sides would've beaten each other 14 times.

How to watch

You can watch the match by purchasing an iFollow match pass from either club's website or on Sky Sports Football with the match kicking off at 19:45 BST.

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