The respective squads of Tottenham and Norwich might be permitted to imbibe a sherry or two with their turkey on Christmas Day as they enjoy a rest on Boxing Day before locking horns at Carrow Road a day later.
It’s Spurs that are considered the team likely to provided their supporters with some late festive cheer, Ladbrokes installing them as 5/6 favourites to collect three points at the expense of the Canaries, Boylesports’ 7/2 outsiders and it’s hard to oppose Harry Redknapp’s charges despite the fact that they’re carrying a couple of injuries.
The hosts score plenty of goals on their own patch but also concede regularly, so a high-scoring affair could be on the cards. Betdaq’s 1.8 (4/5) for the two teams to find the net at least three times between them catches the eye then and with that in mind, a strong case can be made for Skybet’s 15/2, marked against a 2-1 Tottenham triumph.
Less specifically, Skybet quote Redknapp’s high-flyers at 11/4 to shade it by a one-goal margin and it’s 7/4 courtesy of Paddy Power for the visitors to be in front at both the half-way point and the full time whistle in a match that could see the deadlock broken fairly early in proceedings.
It’s 17/20 via for the first goal to arrive before the 27th minute and Emmanuel Adebayor is the man that can grab that opener, Partybets pricing the Spurs front man at 9/2 to put his side 1-0 up.
The other game of the day sees promoted pair Swansea and QPR clash in Wales and bet365′s 12/5 about the draw stands out. Both teams are good on their day and will want the kudos from victory in this encounter but could end up cancelling each other out.