Norwich entertain in-form Everton at Carrow Road on Saturday in the first live Premier League match of another action packed weekend and after a week to forget for all us punters, this is a very difficult one to start trying to get our readies back.
The home side are in a spot of bother; last weekend they were woeful in the 2-0 defeat away at Watford and Alex Neil is under some pressure as for the first time in his career with certain sections of the Norwich crowd starting to turn against the young manager.
With just one win in their last 10 matches they are in a real relegation battle and this is a massive match for the Canaries.
They are 15/8 to win with BetBright and I won’t be backing that but that said, they aren’t that bad at home with just two defeats all season and their supporters will be encouraged by the 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the last home match.
Everton make the long trip to Norfolk in some very decent form; the Toffees are now unbeaten in the last seven matches and I’m sure that they will be a very popular bet to start the weekend of at 6/4 with BetBright.
I’m sitting firmly on the fence in this one. I like the draw at 27/11 with BetBright which is the biggest price of all three outcomes and something that always tempts me in matches like this.
Roberto Martinez’ side are the draw specialists in the Premier League with eight stalemates in their last 16 games and that looks the best value bet in a match between two very evenly-matched sides.
These two have a history of draws between the two with five stalemates in their last 10 matches and in those matches there has been an awful lot of goals with eight of them seeing both teams scoring as a “yes”.
At 4/6 with BetBright that looks a decent bet for supporters of both sides and all neutrals.
The current form also looks backs that bet up as in 10 of the last 12 Everton matches that has seen both teams scoring and also in 13 of Norwich’s 18 matches this term.
Two of the last three matches between these two at Carrow Road have ended in “desmond” 2-2 draws and that is worth a speculative play of anyone’s money at 41/4 with BetBright to get some money in just before Christmas.
Both Teams To Score @ 4/6
Draw @ 27/11
Correct Score 2-2 @ 41/4