Fulham v Norwich: The odds... but first some facts

Graham Dorrans celebrates after his second of the game at Fulham last season. The joy didn't last...

Graham Dorrans celebrates after his second of the game at Fulham last season. The joy didn't last... Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Fulham v Norwich City

Referee James Linington takes charge of Fulham v City ... again. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Imag

Referee James Linington takes charge of Fulham v City ... again. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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.

Fulham's Sone Aluko is short odds to score the first goal. Picture: PA

Fulham's Sone Aluko is short odds to score the first goal. Picture: PA - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.


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Last time...

Fulham 2 Norwich City 2

Will Cameron Jerome strike first for Norwich? The odds are 6-1 he will. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Foc

Will Cameron Jerome strike first for Norwich? The odds are 6-1 he will. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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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.

Weather forecast

Looks like a few showers will be hanging around

Betting

(SkyBet)

Fulham win: Evens

City win: 13/5

Draw: 13/5

First scorer

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

Or...

2-2 draw is 12-1, Fulham to win 5-0 is 80-1, City to win 5-0 is 250-1.

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