Both managers will look upon Sunday’s match at Carrow Road as a prime opportunity to collect the first maximum haul of the season. Norwich have collected a point from matches against Wigan and Stoke before coming close to a draw at Stamford Bridge, something which will have heartened Paul Lambert.
The Canaries are available at 8/5 (bet365 – £200 free bets) to win their second home game of the season and solid form in front of their own supporters was the reason why Norwich have been able to achieve successive promotions to find themselves among the English elite clubs.
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson always knew that opening matches against Manchester United and Chelsea would be tough and felt particularly aggrieved when the Baggies lost their third game when Stoke scored a controversial winner at The Hawthorns. However, Albion could easily have five points on the board and they look tasty at 15/8 (Paddy Power – £100 free betting) to claim victory.
Shane Long has already scored two for the Midlands club since arriving from Reading and the Republic of Ireland forward is 7/1 to open the scoring, although he did miss out on the Euro 2012 qualifiers with an injury. Chris Brunt catches the eye at twice the odds.
Meanwhile, Grant Holt scored his first Premier League goal at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago and can be backed at 6/1 to get Norwich off and running, with Steve Morison returning from Welsh international duty and improving all the time.