Chance for Norwich City to get among the goals again
BETTING: Though the pair met twice in last season’s Championship, it’s more than 28 years since Norwich last squared up to Swansea City for a league encounter in the top echelon. Encouragingly, the Canaries won the last of those Division One duels at Carrow Road by virtue of a 1-0 scoreline.
While Paul Lambert’s men would settle for the same correct score at 7/1 (Ladbrokes), the fact Swansea have lost all three games on the road where they have conceded nine goals may see even more goals for the home crowd to cheer, hence Betdaq’s 2.25 (5/4) quote about a home win, where Stan James post 6/5 for Norwich scoring twice or more.
Although the bookies’ generosity leaves Swansea as big as 5/2 with Paddy Power to secure maximum points for the first time on the road this season, the porous nature of each side’s defences highlights Skybet’s 5/6 for both teams to score as a price that should not be ignored.
The Canaries, who have conceded just one goal per home game so far, are nonetheless priced at 7/4 (bet365) to retain a clean sheet, and punters expecting them to put Swansea to the sword can get 5/6 (Betfred) about them being the first of the duo to score.
Bookies report plenty of interest in high-scoring outcomes, with Partybets’ 14/1 posted against a 2-2 draw proving especially popular. Elsewhere, Stan James chalk 5/2 against the duel yielding more than 3.5 goals, while bet365 offer an attractive 6/5 about the game’s total goal minutes exceeding 135 (goals scored in minutes 38, 65 and 72 for instance, makes a total of 175). Incidentally, Steve Morison is 5/1 with Sportingbet to score the first of those.