Norwich City v Sunderland Betting Preview

| November 29, 2012 | Reply

The Super Sunday fixture in the Premier League this weekend is an encounter between two sides likely to be in a relegation battle this campaign as Norwich City host Sunderland at Carrow Road.

After a poor start to the season, Norwich have started to perform and have now gone eight games unbeaten across all competitions. With four straight home wins as well, Chris Hughton will be confident that his men have what it takes to claim another three points this weekend.

At the moment, the Canaries are four points clear of the bottom three, but know they must keep picking up points if they are to avoid the drop this term.

Arsenal, Stoke City and Manchester United have all come to Carrow Road recently and lost 1-0, so they have remained solid at the back and known one goal has been enough to take all three points.

After these wins, bets on a Norwich victory are sure to be popular and they are at 5/4 with Paddy Power to come out on top.

As for Sunderland, it has not been the season they would have been expecting under Martin O’Neill and they could be in the relegation zone come kick-off on Sunday afternoon – so there may be big pressure to take the spoils.

The Black Cats have taken just one point from their last two matches, which were both on home soil, so they do not head to Norfolk with much confidence at all.

However, their last away game was a fantastic 3-1 win at Fulham – something O’Neill is sure to be reminding his players about as on their day – they can be a match for any team in the league. What the Northern Irishman will want is an early goal to silence the crowd and his men may relish being the slight underdogs in this one.

You can back an away win at 12/5 with Betfred, which could be a cracking bit of value for the North East side.

Betting on the half-time/full-time market might be the best way to take some money of the bookmakers in this one though and at the moment Norwich winning at the break and final whistle is at 11/4 with Stan James.

Sunderland doing the same thing will give you odds of 11/2 over at Blue Square.

We think that the away team may head into half-time in the lead as well, but then like the look of the hosts taking the spoils and making it five home wins from five. You can back this happening at 33/1 with Sportingbet.

It should be an interesting 90 minutes of action and there is certainly plenty at stake in this one.

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