Despite a small transfer and salary budget, the Canaries are doing very nicely this season, having recently beaten Arsenal and Manchester United at Carrow Road. They will therefore feel confident of winning Sunday’s Sky-televised encounter against the Black Cats and 23/20 (Coral free bets) seems like a decent price about that happening.
Norwich are unbeaten in their last eight matches and came from behind at Everton and Southampton recently to earn a point. Indeed, it’s been a case of drawing on the road and winning at home, although Hughton’s team have only scored more than once on one occasion as part of this run.
Therefore, a 1-0 victory looks to be the likeliest scoreline at 11/2 with bet365 who will refund your losing stakes of the match ends goalless. A 2-0 win can be backed at 10/1 and the Canaries will feel confident of shutting out a team who aren’t creating or scoring too many this term.
We can largely ignore that 3-1 win at Craven Cottage which was achieved against ten men, with Sunderland having played out a turgid goalless draw with QPR on Tuesday and Martin O’Neill might not enjoy a return to his former club too much.
The bookies are prepared to offer 13/5 (bet365 bookmaker) about an away win and at least they have a forward in Steven Fletcher who can find the net on a fairly regular basis. However, a Norwich win to nil looks to be the order of the day at odds of 5/2.