Liverpool may have knocked five past Norwich in each of the sides’ last three meetings , but even amidst their most trying season since returning to the top flight, Neil Adams’ troops have remained stubborn foes on home turf.
The number crunchers at bwin HQ make the Canaries a lengthy 25/4 for a vital victory, with a draw 4/1 and the visitors somewhat slender 9/25 favourites for maximum reward.
While backing the rampaging Reds for their ninth successive win might seem like a no brainer, their hosts’ struggles are more often down to attacking bluntness than a lack of organisation.
Here’s why, buoyed by deafening roars of “On the ball City!” and “Let’s be ‘aving you” they can give the supposed champions-elect a run for their money and land the odds of 39/50 about victory on the +2 handicap in the process.
Norwich have the Premier League’s fourth-best home defence.
A mere 13 goals have been registered by their opposition in league warfare during 2013/14, meaning if their abysmal away form was discounted then they would sitting a comfortable 12th in the home-only table.
Only three of the East Anglians’ 17 Premier League visitors this term have notched more than once.
Chelsea, Everton and Fulham were the clubs in question and of them the Blues were both the only side to bag more than twice and the only side to win by more than a one-goal margin.
All the more reason to sign up with the boys in black and gold at bwin.com today and slap the £30 free bet received in return for joining on the Norwich win, bolstered by a +2 cushion.
The Canaries have lost to just two of the current top ten at Carrow Road this term.
Manchester City, Everton, Tottenham, Southampton, Newcastle and Stoke have all left the nest with at least a portion of the points snagged on the hosts’ claws.
Indeed Norwich’s 0-0 draw against the first named could prove to be particularly portentous given they achieved it having suffered a 7-0 debasement at the Etihad earlier in the campaign.