Norwich vs Bristol City preview
Last Updated: 21/02/19 5:57pm
Sky Bet Championship leaders Norwich could see Moritz Leitner back in the side for the visit of fellow promotion hopefuls Bristol City.
The German playmaker has recovered from a calf injury and came off the bench for the closing stages of last weekend's 4-0 win at Bolton, where defender Timm Klose, fit again following an ankle problem, was an unused substitute.
Midfielders Alex Tettey and Mario Vrancic, though, remain sidelined by their respective ankle problems. Forward Carlton Morris (ankle) and midfielder Louis Thompson (knee) both continue their recoveries.
Bristol City have a near full squad available as they aim for an eighth straight Championship win. Forward Andreas Weimann (back) continues to be assessed having not featured in last weekend's FA Cup fifth-round defeat against Wolves.
Defender Jack Hunt could be involved after returning to training following a calf problem. Goalkeeper Niki Maenpaa (calf) is also stepping up his recovery, while midfielder Korey Smith has started running again following a knee injury.
Norwich are unbeaten in seven league matches against Bristol City (W4 D3 L0) since losing five in a row between 1999 and 2009.
Bristol City have failed to score in their two league visits to Carrow Road under manager Lee Johnson.
Norwich have already won three more Championship points this season (63) than they managed in the entirety of last season (60).
Bristol City are the only team in the top four tiers with a 100% win record in 2019, having won six out of six league matches so far.
Teemu Pukki is looking to become the first Championship player to score in seven consecutive appearances since Jordan Rhodes in February 2013, who did so for Blackburn; Rhodes is now a team-mate of Pukki and set up one of his goals on this current run.
All but one of Bristol City's 10 league goals during 2019 have been scored in the second half - their last nine have all come during the second half.
Norwich are back on top of the table after responding to their defeat at Preston in a big way against Bolton. They completely outclassed them last weekend and all of their goals were a joy to watch.
Bristol City's winning run came to an end in the FA Cup last weekend. They were expected to lose to Wolves but you always worry for Lee Johnson's side once a spell of good form comes to an end, especially with such a tough game to follow. I fancy a draw here, though.
David Prutton predicts: 2-2 (12/1 with Sky Bet)