Norwich will be full of confidence heading to the south coast tomorrow (May 2nd) as they look to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League.
The Canaries will meet a Portsmouth side that has little to play for and has not secured a win in their last six matches.
Indeed, Pompey have drawn three and lost three of their last six, while Paul Lambert’s promotion hopefuls have lost just once in that period, winning their last three games.
As such, the visitors to Fratton Park are priced at evens to win, allowing those planning to bet on Norwich the chance to double their money.
Despite entering the tie as favourites, the Carrow Road outfit will come up against a side that prides itself on its home displays.
Pompey have lost just one of their last six matches in front of their home support and can be backed at 12/5 to dent their opponents’ Premier League aspirations by taking all three points.
While a win for the hosts may seem unlikely, those backing the visitors to buckle under promotion pressure could be tempted by the draw, which is currently priced at 11/5 by bwin.
However, with games running out, Norwich lie second in the Championship, one point ahead of rivals Cardiff City, and know a win on the road will move them one step closer to the top flight, regardless of the Bluebirds’ result against Middlesbrough.
The Canaries have been in superb form in front of goal this term, with Grant Holt, Simeon Jackson and Wes Hoolahan all hitting double figures. Indeed, the away side have not been involved in a 0-0 bore draw for the last 16 matches.
In fact, with 1.82 goals per game, Norwich are the Championship’s most potent offensive side. Therefore, a lot of money could be placed on how many goals will be scored in the game.
Bwin customers can currently find odds of 27/10 on exactly two goals being scored during the 90 minutes, while those expecting the net to bulge on three occasions are offered odds of 31/10, with a £10 bet returning £41.
As to when these goals will be scored, the second half looks to be the safest bet. Pompey have scored 37 of their 52 goals after the interval in games this year, while Norwich have hit 42 of their 80 in the last 30 minutes.
A successful £10 bet on the second half seeing three or more goals would return £43.30.
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