Norwich City vs A.F.C Bournemouth preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch 
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Norwich head into this all important fixture off the back of a 1-0 victory against Wayne Rooney's Derby County, with Kieran Dowell's goal extending the Canaries' unbeaten run to 13 games. Another victory for Norwich would secure an immediate return to the Premier League, tightening their grip on the league title in what's been a remarkable campaign. 

Bournemouth will look to spoil the party, with the Cherries making it five wins in a row last time out by beating Huddersfield Town 2-1, with goals coming from Philip Billing and Dominic Solanke

  • Team news

Daniel Farke is expected to name an unchanged team for the third consecutive game as he looks to gain promotion back to the Premier League.

Jonathan Woodgate may also stick with the Bournemouth eleven that beat Huddersfield Town on Tuesday.

  • Predicted lineups

Norwich City

Krul; Aarons, Omobamidele, Hanley, Giannoulis; Skipp, McLean; Buendia, Dowell, Cantwell; Pukki

AFC Bournemouth

Begovic; Smith, Carter-Vickers, Cook, Kelly; Pearson, Lerma; Brooks, Billing, Danjuma; Solanke

  • Ones to watch

Norwich City- Emi Buendia

The Argentine playmaker has dazzled the Championship this season, proving to be a class above the rest on multiple occasions. Buendia's contributions to Norwich this season have been phenomenal, scoring 12 goals and assisting 16 in a stellar season for himself and the club. With Norwich knowing a win will be enough to seal promotion, confidence will be high and players like Buendia will look to flourish in the final step to glory.

AFC Bournemouth- Philip Billing

The Danish midfielder has been part of Jonathan Woodgate's plans since his arrival, and Billing certainly hasn't disappointed him. Four goals and two assists in five games highlights his recent form and if Bournemouth are to gate-crash the Norwich promotion party, Billing will have a huge part to play at both ends of the pitch.

  • Previous meetings

In the earlier encounter between the two sides this season, Bournemouth emerged 1-0 victors courtesy of a first-half Arnaut Danjuma strike. The Canaries' last victory over the Cherries came in a 1-0 win last season in Premier League action, with Teemu Pukki scoring the game's only goal.

  • How to watch

The game will be available to watch at 20:00 BST on Saturday on Sky Sports Football.

  • Manager Quotes

In the build-up to Saturday's game, Norwich City boss Daniel Farke stated ''We are concentrated on Bournemouth this week. The lads are pretty aware on how much quality Bournemouth possess. They have won their last five league games, and the lads are respectful and know they face a team with a lot of Premier League experience.''

''The most important topic is that we do the job against Bournemouth right now to make the fans proud. 

Bournemouth manager Jonathan Woodgate stated ''We're in a decent enough position at the minute, it wasn't long ago that Reading and Barnsley were five points ahead of us, we've done ever so well and full credit to the players for getting us back into this situation now.

"We need to be consistent in every single game that we play, don't drop off what you're doing now, keep your standards high and if we do that we should be fine."

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