Norwich City’s hunt for automatic promotion could be dealt a hammer blow at Portman Road tomorrow (April 21st) as Ipswich look to get one over their local rivals.
Paul Lambert’s men sit just one point outside the top two and a victory could see them leapfrog Cardiff and give their Premier League ambitions a significant boost.
The Carrow Road outfit are priced at 33/20 to come away with the derby spoils with a £10 bet returning £26.50.
However, the Tractor Boys are on a decent run, having not lost in their last five games. As such, Paul Jewell’s side go into the game as slight favourites, with bwin offering odds of 29/20 on a home win.
This could prove an attractive option for home fans who would see their side sitting fifth in the league, instead of their current position of 12th, if the standings reflected just home results.
If tomorrow’s visitors are to put a dent in Ipswich’s home record, then top scorer Grant Holt could prove to be the key man. The forward has hit 20 league goals this term, double the amount of the side’s second most-prolific player Wes Hoolahan, who has also reached double figures.
Norwich have also proven that they can play for the full 90 minutes on many occasions this year. The Canaries have hit 20 of their 72 goals in the last fifteen minutes of games.
As such, the 39/20 odds offered on the visitors winning the second half of the game could attract some of the sensible money from football betting fans.
However, those looking for longer odds and a chance to scoop some big money could be tempted by the 33/4 odds on the game producing no goals. Norwich have not been involved in a 0-0 for 14 games and the run must surely be due to come to an end.
Ipswich have looked at their most dangerous this season after the half-time break. The side have notched no fewer than 15 of their 56 goals in the 15 minutes following the break.
Combine this information with Norwich’s knack of hitting late goals and the 21/20 on the second half producing two or more goals could be seen as free money by some punters.
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