Away-day specialists Wednesday will be no pushover for the Canaries
How frustrating must it have been for Stuart Gray to see his Sheffield Wednesday team contrive to turn a win into yet another draw at Hillsborough on Saturday.
Sergiu Bus looked to have won it for the Owls when scrambling the ball home with just four minutes remaining against Huddersfield Town. But the Wednesday defence failed to cope with a routine high ball into the edge of their penalty area with only a minute to go and the ball fell invitingly for the Terriers’ Ishmael Miller to slot home a barely-deserved equaliser past Kieren Westwood.
Turning one point into three at Hillsborough this season has proved a real problem for Sheffield Wednesday but they have had much better luck on the road. They’ve won nine away games in the Championship so far and their record against Norwich City at Carrow Road will give them belief that they can hit double figures on Easter Monday.
Norwich go into the Easter Monday fixtures just one point outside of the top two having only lost once since the end of January. But struggling Wigan won in East Anglia last month so it might be that we’ve overpriced an away win at 59/10, though Sheffield Wednesday are again likely to be without Will Keane and Jeremy Helan and a host of others at Carrow Road – they’ve also had a day less recovery time. City could recall England U21 winger Nathan Redmond after he was rested on the bench for Friday’s win at Brighton.
Given their record at Norwich and the fact that they seem to be more confident on the road that at home, Wednesday could be interesting at 8/15 getting a two-goal start on the European handicap and both teams to score is 21/20.
The match kicks off at 3.00pm on Monday, April 6 at Carrow Road.