Sunderland have managed just one league win in eight attempts and with the Black Cats subsequently just one point above the drop zone, the pressure is increasing on boss Martin O’Neill as he takes his team to Norwich.
By contrast, the Canaries are in decent shape ahead of the Carrow Road contest, having gone seven games unbeaten and it’s perhaps unsurprising that they’re favourites for the points ahead of this one.
What was a shock was that City were available at as high as 13/10 earlier in the week to pick up all three points but punters eagerly took advantage of that price and the hosts are now 23/20 at BetVictor to send William Hill’s 14/5 outsiders home empty-handed.
Norwich’s last seven Premier League outings have all produced fewer than three goals, a sequence that Stan James price at 8/11 to be extended and as Sunderland have tended to struggle in attack this term, the three goals they scored against the ten men of Fulham aside, it’s hard to overlook Ladbrokes’ 6/1 for the Canaries to register a 1-0 success.
Alternatively, bet365 offer 11/5 about Hughton’s troops combining victory with a clean sheet while at the other end the same firm rate Grant Holt at 7/5 to bag his fourth of the campaign at any time.
Norwich to beat Sunderland 1-0 – 6/1 (Ladbrokes)