Norwich 6/5 to overcome West Brom in do-or-die fixture
With the chastening prospect of a strip to the Etihad Stadium on the final day of the season ahead of them West Brom’s visit to Carrow Road represents the last chance for Chris Hughton’s Norwich City side to grab points that will carry them clear of Wigan and the relegation zone. Luckily for them the Baggies are already on the beach and the Canaries are teak-tough at home – Coral go 6/5 about them scoring a vital success.
It’s a credit to the hardy good nature of the East Anglian spirit that Norwich’s fans are still full of such ebullience after nigh on two seasons of relegation battling and tooth and nail scrabbling for points. The cheery Carrow Road support are undoubtedly a vital ingredient in keeping their sides’ head above water and their side and they’ve seen their boys lose just four league games in Norwich this term.
Their opponents seem to be gearing down for the summer, posting just two wins in their last nine games and – whether or not the change of altitude that comes into play when your home ground is further above sea-level than any other Football League ground is the reason – they’re a superior team at the Hawthorns. Luckily for the point hungry Canaries The Baggies are eminently beatable on their travels losing eight of their last 13 outings.
Having already beaten Manchester United and Everton at home this term Norwich should be capable of rousing themselves for a must success. City’s problem, with top flight defenders wise to the whiles of Grant Holt and January purchase Luciano Becchio seemingly a team sheet pariah, is their lack of goal threat – their 20-goal home total is the league’s second lowest.
All nine wins they’ve notched at Carrow Road this term have come by a single goal margin with four 1-0 victories and five 2-1 successes so things will be tight if the Canaries are to prevail. Coral go 15/2 about a 1-0 Norwich in their correct score betting and 8/1 about 2-1 being the tally by which Chris Hughton’s men achieve a vital win.