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Friday, March 30, 2012
An injury-time Simeon Jackson equaliser earned a point for Norwich when they entertained Fulham on New Year’s Eve and, according to several pundits, the Canaries would be happy to secure a point from tomorrow’s return fixture at Craven Cottage.
Skybet considers the chances of it finishing with honours even to be a 29/10 shot, but Fulham’s record against Norwich explains why they open as Partybets’ 8/11 favourites.
The Londoners have won seven and drawn two of their last nine matches in all competitions against City, a statistic that partly accounts for the visitors’ status as Boylesports’ 9/2 underdogs.
Though they clawed their way back into the game at Carrow Road in December, only Chelsea and QPR have dropped more points from winning positions than Norwich this season. Punters anticipating another day of frustration can get 16/1 (Paddy Power) against City leading at 45 minutes, only for the match to end all square. Also in the half time/full time markets, Stan James posts an attractive 5/1 about both halves ending on level terms.
Fulham have conceded 16 goals in the final 15 minutes of their league games this season, more than any other team during this period. Backers expecting a late strike in a tight match may, therefore, fancy the look of Blue Square’s 16/1 for the game’s opening goal to arrive after the 76th minute. Alternatively, in BetVictor’s scorecast market, Steve Morison is 66/1 to score in a 1-0 away victory, while William Hill post 17/10 about Norwich being the last team to score.
Elsewhere, bet365 offer an appealing 11/2 for the game’s total goal minutes to be between 130 and 150 and Ladbrokes chalk 11/2 against it finishing 1-1 for the second time this term.
However, Fulham have lost their last three matches without scoring and while they’ve never gone four consecutive Premier League games without finding the net, Betfred’s sizeable 10/1 for Norwich to win 1-0 is certainly worthy of further consideration.
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