Paul Lambert hasn’t endured the easiest of starts to life as Aston Villa boss since his summer switch from Norwich but as the Scot will certainly targeting a much-needed three points as he comes face-to-face with his former club.
BetVictor rate the Villans at 20/21 to come out on top and to some punters that may look a touch short given the Canaries stunning success against Arsenal.
However, Chris Hughton’s charges, Skybet’s 3/1 outsiders, have struggled on the road so far and with the hosts close to landing a respectable point at Fulham last weekend, it’s easy to fancy a home win.
The rate at which Norwich concede on the road points to a match tally of three or more goals at 4/5 via bet365 and the same firm combine that total with a home success at generous odds of 15/8.
It’s in a different goal-related market where the real value lies however. Aston Villa front man Christian Benteke came close to salvaging a draw for his side at Craven Cottage last weekend and looks to be bedding in well at Villa Park. The Belgian has also been in great form for his country and as a likely starter in this one, he jumps from the page at 6/1 in Coral’s first scorer betting.
Christian Benteke to score first – 6/1 (Coral)