Norwich v Blackburn latest odds, news and free bets

These teams met at Ewood Park last season, when a Blackburn side managed by Sam Allardyce proved too strong for the Canaries in the Carling Cup thanks to a Mame Biraf Diouf hat-trick. Unfortunately for Rovers supporters, neither Allardyce nor Diouf are still at the Lancashire club and that has led to fans protesting about the owners and current manager…

These teams met at Ewood Park last season, when a Blackburn side managed by Sam Allardyce proved too strong for the Canaries in the Carling Cup thanks to a Mame Biraf Diouf hat-trick.

Unfortunately for Rovers supporters, neither Allardyce nor Diouf are still at the Lancashire club and that has led to fans protesting about the owners and current manager Steve Kean, who saw the pressure eased on his shoulders when his team beat Newcastle in a midweek Carling Cup tie.

Even so, Blackburn are rooted to the foot of the Premier League and they will go to Carrow Road on Saturday with just five points taken from their opening nine games, partly due to the fact that the defence is conceding more than two goals per game.

The visitors are 3/1 (Victor Chandler – £25 free bet) to claim victory in East Anglia although it is not a great time to be playing Paul Lambert’s side considering that Norwich claimed a valuable point at Anfield last weekend against all the odds.

City occupy 8th place in the table and can put ten points between themselves and their opponents by winning this match, with Paddy Power (£100 free betting) among those bookmakers offering punters the chance to double their money with a quote of evens.

Norwich have won their last two matches at home, beating Sunderland and Swansea respectively, with Anthony Pilkington bagging a brace against the Welsh club, while Steve Morison should cause a few problems for a struggling Rovers defence.

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