Norwich vs Everton – Match preview and team news

Big spending Norwich City will see Roberto Martinez take his new Everton side to Carrow Road and produce an entertaining encounter.

Canaries boss Chris Hughton oversaw a mixed campaign last season, seeing his team go 11 games unbeaten before a run of eight games without a win. Hughton will be hoping for a much more balanced set of results this term, and has recruited smartly – the likes of Gary Hooper and Leroy Fer to name just two of the seven brought in will no doubt add quality and a new edge to the side.

Everton saw loyal manager David Moyes depart for Manchester United and Roberto Matrinez was swiftly installed at the helm, bringing in many of the Wigan coaching staff with him. With the Toffees just missing out on Champions League football last season fans will be looking for the same again, however it will be a big ask to compete with the big spending clubs once again. Arouna Kone impressed at Wigan last season and with the right service form the likes of Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar will be sure to grab goals.

Captain Sebastian Bassong is struggling for match fitness and may not feature, while Anthony Pilkington and Gary Hooper are doubts. Andrew Surman and Leroy Fer will definitely sit out the clash.

New boy Antolin Alvaraz and Tony Hibbert will not feature for Everton and are expected back later this month. Darren Gibson is carrying a knee injury and is a doubt to start in Norfolk.

See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Norwich v Everton

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