After seeing his side eliminated at the semi-final stage in Frankfurt on Thursday, David Moyes has targeted a quick-fire return to European competition, but knows his side face a fierce fight.
Manchester United are currently six points ahead in sixth despite their 4-0 humiliation at Brighton, albeit West Ham now have two games in hand.
Norwich could offer the perfect tonic for West Ham, with the Canaries having already seen their latest instant return to the Championship confirmed last month.
Dean Smith’s side have already lost 11 league matches in front of their own fans so far this term, one shy of equalling an unwanted club record.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Norwich vs West Ham is scheduled for a 2pm BST kick-off time today, Sunday May 8, 2022.
Carrow Road in Norwich will host the contest.
Where to watch Norwich vs West Ham
TV channel and live stream: Today’s game will not be broadcast live in the UK. However, highlights can be viewed on Match of the Day 2, which starts tonight at 10:30pm on BBC One.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog, with Malik Ouzia in attendance at Carrow Road.
Norwich vs West Ham team news
Dean Smith has confirmed that neither Kenny McLean nor Josh Sargent will be able to feature again this season. Christoph Zimmermann, meanwhile, is still suffering with a groin problem.
Andrew Omobamidele, Adam Idah and Ozan Kabak are also out injured for Norwich.
For West Ham, Craig Dawson is available for selection after his suspension, while Moyes believes most of his squad is likely to be fit and available. Angelo Ogbonna (knee) should be the Hammers’ only absentee.
Norwich vs West Ham prediction
West Ham have hardly been at their best of late but this is a team who have shown plenty of character. That, coupled with Norwich’s awful run of form, makes an away win very likely.
West Ham to win, 2-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Norwich wins: 22
West Ham wins: 31