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Norwich City - it's deja vu despite the impressive additions

After an 11th place finish last season, and it's likely to be more of the same for Chris Hughton's side this term as a solid mid-table finish is expected.

With the Premier League season just one week away, 13 of our football pundits have put their heads together to give you a comprehensive set of predictions.

Each pundit predicted where each Premier League club will finish the season, with 20 points for the club predicted to finish 1st, down to 1 point for the club finishing bottom.

We then added up all the points and:

Verdict - Norwich City will finish 11th

Highest prediction: 8th, Lowest prediction: 17th

2013/14 Premier League final table predictions

Dan Coombs: 8th - Norwich have been among the most impressive movers in the transfer market this summer, with Van Wolfswinkel and Hooper to lead the line. But it could be midfielder Leroy Fer who proves most vital. 

Vincent Ralph: 8th - Yes, I am being serious. The Canaries have completed some outstanding transfer business this summer and now possess one of the most exciting forward-lines in the top flight. While both Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper are unproven in the Premier League, they are natural goalscorers, and with no distractions, Chris Hughton’s side could be the surprise package of the season.

Callum Farrell: 8th - The ambition shown this summer by the club has led to them securing some brilliant signings who can only benefit a team which plays as a strong unit, thanks to the leadership of their manager Chris Hughton.

Nick Harris: 9th - A new strike force of Gary Hooper and Ricky Van Wolfswinkel should mean Norwich are not short of fire power, and Chris Hughton will keep them organised enough at the back to finish in the top ten.

Jenny Leigh: 9th - The Canaries have bought excellent strikers in Hooper and Van Wolfswinkel. I expect them to go on a couple of good runs that’ll see them through to a safe top 10 berth.

Gareth McKnight: 11th - Van Wolfswinkel is an excellent signing, and Norwich are a tough team to play at Carrow Road. No chance they will be fighting relegation – mid table is about as far as they can go though.

Graham Morris: 11th - Norwich are another team who have strengthened intelligently.

Alan Dawson: 13th - There are a clutch of very strong Championship experienced players at Norwich, the question is whether they can collectively step-up to the pace of the Premier League. With the right servie, Ricky van Wolfswinkel can shine.

Ian Bolland: 14th - Solid season, will consolidate again, will not miss Holt as much as some think.

Jamie Allen: 15th - Despite some potentially good signings Norwich struggle against the teams around them seeing themselves being dragged into a relegation scrap. Van Wolfwinkel’s goals save their skin.

Mathew Nash: 15th - I understand that The Canaries have brought in some great players but I still feel they will struggle again toward the end of the season. But if Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper perform like they can, I am going to be eating those words.

Lewis Doe: 16th - Norwich have really upped the ante with some attacking signings this summer, but they could find the challenge of overcoming more sophisticated tactical sides more difficult.

Vic Daniels: 17th - No neutral wants to see Norwich relegated, and they won't be - by the skin of their teeth. A real tough season ahead, despite what looks like good transfer window signings

2013/14 Premier League final table predictions

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