Norwich and West Brom both remain winless after three matches and the pair are hard to split as they lock horns at Carrow Road this afternoon. The Canaries are slight favourites at 13/8 with Paddy Power but a Baggies triumph is only slightly higher at 15/8 (Betfred) and with bookies clearly not confident about any of the outcomes, it’s perhaps safer to side with Betdaq’s 3.4 (12/5) chalked against the stalemate.
A goalless encounter isn’t entirely without appeal at 10/1 (Ladbrokes) but as both sides have suffered defensive lapses of late, it’s more likely to finish one-each, a result rated by Boylesports at 11/2.
Elsewhere, it’s 4/1 via Sportingbet to be level at the end of each half while bet365 post odds of 8/11 against both teams finding the net but the opener should nevertheless arrive after the 25th minute (evens, Paddy Power).
At Craven Cottage, bookies have noted Blackburn’s poor form and as a result, hosts Fulham are odds-on at 8/11 courtesy of Totesport to inflict more misery on Steve Kean’s beleaguered troops. However, Martin Jol’s troops have only take one point from an available nine themselves and they don’t convince nearly enough to warrant an interest.
Blackburn blew two second-half penalties as they went down 1-0 to Everton last time out but they have since plugged a defensive gap with the capture of Scott Dann from Birmingham and they can subsequently keep things tight in the capital. draw quote of 11/4 stands out then and more specifically, it’s tempting to risk a couple of quid on a tight, goalless encounter at 9/1 (Sportingbet).
Norwich and West Brom to draw 1-1 – 11/2 (Boylesports)
Fulham and Blackburn to draw – 11/4 ()