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Norwich predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace - Premier League

Tom Gott
Smith is looking to mastermind another victory
Smith is looking to mastermind another victory / Julian Finney/GettyImages
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Norwich have turned a corner following the arrival of Dean Smith and will look to make it four wins on the bounce when they host Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

The Canaries have only lost once since they fell to a 3-0 defeat against Palace in late December and have climbed away from the relegation zone as a result. They'll be desperate for another win here, particularly with tough tests against Manchester City and Liverpool coming up next.

Here's how Smith could set up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Max Aarons
Aarons will be back / Stephen Pond/GettyImages

Angus Gunn (GK) - Gunn got a rest against Wolves in the FA Cup and will replace Michael McGovern in the starting lineup here.

Max Aarons (RB) - Smith managed to avoid using Aarons last time out, meaning the right-back should be fresh enough to start.

Grant Hanley (CB) - Club captain Hanley is among the first names on the team sheet.

Ben Gibson (CB) - Andrew Omobamidele can hope to be back on the bench here, but he's not yet fit enough to take Gibson's spot.

Brandon Williams (LB) - Smith has tended to prefer Williams over summer signing Dimitrios Giannoulis.

2. Midfielders

Billy Gilmour
Gilmour has been doing well / Stephen Pond/GettyImages

Kenny McLean (CM) - FA Cup hero McLean is a guaranteed starter when fit, and given he was brought off on the hour mark against Wolves, he should be ready to start again.

Billy Gilmour (CM) - Gilmour has bounced back from a tricky start to life at Carrow Road and looks to be relishing the freedom afforded to him by Smith.

Pierre Lees-Melou (CM) - Lees-Melou did a brilliant job of neutralising Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho last time out and will need a similar showing to keep Conor Gallagher quiet.

3. Forwards

Josh Sargent
Sargent should be back after illness / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Josh Sargent (RW) - An illness prevented him from building on his two-goal performance against Watford but Sargent should get a chance to continue that form here.

Teemu Pukki (ST) - Rested against Wolves, Pukki should return to the starting lineup.

Milot Rashica (LW) - Rashica registered the second assist of his Premier League career last time out against Watford. Can he get a third?


Read 90min's full Norwich vs Crystal Palace preview here

Read Crystal Palace's predicted lineup here

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