Norwich City v Leicester City latest odds, news and free bets

Leicester City would clearly take a defeat at Carrow Road if it meant that the Foxes landed a place in the top six of the Championship, with Nigel Pearson desperate to steer the Midlands club into the Premier League

The team were inconsistent under Sven-Goran Eriksson and fortunes haven’t really changed since the Swede was replaced by the former Hull City manager, although Leicester have managed to beat Nottingham Forest and Swindon Town to reach this stage of the competition.

They now head to east Anglia for a tough match and the bookies are prepared to offer 10/3 (bet365 – £200 free bets) about the visitors, who have lost their last two away games. Quite simply, the Foxes are struggling to clean sheets at the moment, even if David Nugent has scored 12 goals this term. He’s an 8/1 chance (Paddy Power bookmaker) to break the deadlock in this match.

Even so, Norwich will consider this to be a generous draw at the 5th round stage of the FA Cup and the Canaries look very tasty at odds of 10/11 (Ladbrokes free bets) considering that they claimed a 3-2 win at Swansea last weekend and they were far too strong for Championship Burnley in round three of the competition.

Paul Lambert’s team have also won six of their past eight games and it could be worth backing the evergreen Grant Holt at 5/1 (Sky Bet) to score the first goal considering the forward is in great form as he demonstrated with a brace at the Liberty Stadium.

It would be a surprise if we didn’t see a few goals in this contest with Leicester certainly wanting to avoid an extra game as they plot a route into the play-offs. Betfred offer 10/11 that there are three or more scored throughout the ninety minutes.

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