Fulham v Norwich: The odds... but first some facts
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Fulham v Norwich City
Craven Cottage, 3pm
Ok, before we get to the betting odds for this afternoon’s game, let’s bring you a few figures.
Here are the facts: City haven’t won at Craven Cottage in their last 10 visits – eight in the elague, two in cup competitions. Of those games they have won eight.
The last time they won at Craven Cottage was on January 1, 1986 in the old Division Two, when a goal by Kevin Drinkell earned them the points.
Fulham 2 Norwich City 2
(October 18, 2016)
Almost felt like a victory this given the formbook... and it should have been. City were 2-0 up at half-time thanks to two goals by Graham Dorrans – a 17th-minute penalty and a second four minutes before the break. City fans were pinching themselves, but reality bit inside 11 minutes when Stefan Johansen pulled one back in the 55th minute and then former Canary Chris Martin levelled. In a “Oops, we did it again” verdict, Alex Neil said: ““We lost concentration for 15 minutes and didn’t defend well enough to absorb the pressure we were under.”
So, to the game...
Referee: James Linington – Curiously, the Newport official was in charge of the 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage last season. Last time he saw the Canaries was when they beat Reading 7-1 at the back end of last season. He booked Jacob Murphy that day.
Looks like a few showers will be hanging around
Fulham win: Evens
City win: 13/5
Fulham: Aluko, Kamara 11/2, Ayite, Woodrow, Johansen 6-1, Cairney 7-1.
City: Jerome 6-1, Oliveira 13/2, Watkins, Wildschut 8-1, Murphy 9-1.
No scorer: 12/1
2-2 draw is 12-1, Fulham to win 5-0 is 80-1, City to win 5-0 is 250-1.