STATS: Norwich vs Manchester United

Norwich v Man Utd 15:00

Norwich took the lead against Fulham in their last Premier League outing thanks to a 30 yard strike from Gary Hooper, but ended up suffering a 2-1 defeat that threatens to drag them into the relegation zone.

Gary Hooper has been a bright spark for Norwich this season, with five goals from 17 efforts on goal, converting a goal for every 3.4 shots, a ratio on a par with his opponent today Danny Welbeck.

Leroy Fer has also enjoyed a good start to the season, his shooting accuracy of 66.7% on target from 21 shots is one of the best in the Premier League, and suggests he will add to his three Premier League goals soon.

John Ruddy has been kept busy in the Norwich goal this season, making 67 saves, the second highest in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

Last season Robert Snodgrass delivered more crosses than any other player in the Premier League, however, this season he has been less fortunate with his deliveries. Snodgrass has delivered 14 crosses without registering an assist, the joint highest in the Premier League.

Manchester United came from two goals down to beat Hull 3-2 and secure their fifth win in a row. Chris Smalling started the come back before a Wayne Rooney goal and an own goal forced by Ashley Young gave United three points.

Rooney’s goal took him to 9 in the Premier League this season, tied in fourth in the race for top goalscorer with Daniel Sturridge and Yaya Toure. However, Rooney has taken the most shots of the three to reach his 9 goals, with 43 shots. In comparison, Toure has taken 26 and Sturridge 36. Rooney is an industry best price of 6/5 with 888sport.com to score at any time against Norwich.

Smalling’s goal was his first in the Premier League this season, but the United defender has been excelling defensively, winning all but two of his 22 attempted tackles this season.

United owed as much to David de Gea as their goal scorers, however, as after Antonio Valencia’s red card the keeper was forced into a smart save to deny a Hull equaliser. De Gea has now made 51 saves this season.