Both Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur succumbed to defeats against lower-league opposition in the FA Cup last weekend and will be desperate to put things right by securing a precious victory in their midweek clash at Carrow Road.
You could argue that the Canaries need the points more than Tottenham do, having gone on a run of six Premier League matches without a win.
When you add that to the fact that Conference Premier side Luton Town went to East Anglia and defeated Chris Hughton’s men 1-0, you start to understand the precarious position Norwich currently find themselves in.
Given that horrendous result at the weekend, bwin has the hosts priced as 7/2 underdogs to pick up the points on Wednesday evening.
Spurs’ loss was not quite as embarrassing as Norwich’s, but nonetheless, a 2-1 defeat against Leeds United at Elland Road was still a bitter pill to swallow for the Tottenham faithful.
Andre Villas-Boas will rightly proclaim that his focus is qualifying for the Champions League next season and with Spurs still in the Europa League, he may not be too upset to be out of the competition.
Punters who fancy a Tottenham victory over Norwich tonight can back this outcome at odds of 18/25, while the draw is available at 11/4.
But beyond the 3Way prices, here are five key stats which could influence your betting decisions ahead of the crunch clash at Carrow Road.
0 – The last three fixtures at Carrow Road between these two sides have been goalless at half-time, and a repeat can be backed at 11/5.
2 – As Tottenham ran out 2-0 winners in the Premier League clash at Carrow Road last season, Welsh wing wizard Gareth Bale bagged both of Spurs’ goals and is generously priced at 6/1 to net first again this evening. Bale is 19/2 to grab another brace.
6 – Earlier in the season, Norwich entertained Tottenham in the Capital One Cup and two goals in a dramatic final six minutes saw the Canaries overturn a one-goal deficit to secure a 2-1 win. bwin customers can back Norwich to score the last goal in the game at odds of 33/20.
7 – On seven separate occasions this campaign, AVB’s men have scored two or more goals on the road and given the fact that Norwich have only kept one clean sheet in their past 12 Premier League matches, it could certainly occur again. Spurs to score over 1.5 goals is priced at 18/25.
10 – Tottenham have played 11 away games in the Premier League this season and an incredible ten of them have featured three or more goals. Another game of over 2.5 goals this evening is available at 3/4.