Betting: Norwich City are 100/1 to win the FA Cup

It was only a fortnight ago that the Canaries headed to The Hawthorns and came home with three precious points.

Yet despite recording an impressive 2-1 Premier League victory, in a match they started as 11/4 underdogs, bookies are not expecting a repeat of that City success, with bet365 pricing them at 3/1 to win, whereas West Bromwich Albion kick off as Blue Square's clear 10/11 favourites.

Betfred make City 100/1 to win the FA Cup – an each-way bet would return 50/1 if they reached the final – but Paul Lambert's men will, for now at least, be focused solely on making the fifth round, a task which is by no means a foregone conclusion.

In keeping with both league results this season, there's every chance of tomorrow's encounter being exceptionally close. BetVictor.com offers 19/4 against Norwich winning by a single goal margin as Boylesports chalk a massive 11/1 against a 1-0 away victory.

Elsewhere, Blue Square mark 5/6 about the tie's total goal minutes being less than 140 and Skybet rate the chances of Norwich keeping a clean sheet at 7/2. Given that Albion have scored only eight times at home in league matches, both of these wagers look particularly decent value.


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Although the two league fixtures have finished conclusively, it's hardly surprising that the draw has been well backed. Bet365 price a score draw at 10/3 while William Hill mark the match draw at 11/4 and Partybets post 13/2 against a 1-1 outcome.

In Stan James' handicap market, City are 5/6 to win when handed a one-goal start, but many punters believe they'll require little artificial assistance to see off a side that has suffered seven home league defeats.

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The price of another 2-1 win for City is considered a 12/1 chance by Betfred, while Steve Morison, scorer of the winner a couple of weeks ago, is rated a 12/5 shot by Skybet to find the net at any time tomorrow.

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