Norwich City

V

Carrow Road

24/02/2018 | 3:00 pm

Bolton Wanderers

V

Carrow Road

24/02/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Mid-table Norwich City host relegation threatened Bolton Wanderers this weekend in the Championship at Carrow Road.

Last time: Bolton were 2-1 victors in the reverse fixture back in November, when now Cardiff City striker, Gary Madine, scored for the home side.

This time: Norwich start as favourites at 13/19, the draw at 31/10 and Bolton out at 6/1.

You might remember: the last time Bolton won at Norwich was back in 2000 when goals from Michael Ricketts and Gudni Bergsson sealed a 2-0 victory in League One.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Norwich have won two of their last five home games, drawing two and losing one, against Sheffield United

Norwich come into the game on the back of five games without a loss, including two draws to sides in the top six. At 13/19 they are favourites to beat a Bolton side who sit in 19th place and look set to be involved in a relegation battle.

Bolton have not won at Carrow Road in 18 years and have now lost three games in a row away from home. At 6/1 they are made clear underdogs and without their main goal scorer, Gary Madine, they are really struggling for goals. Madine’s departure to Cardiff City seems to have left them in a difficult position in terms of goals and have managed just three goals in five games since he left.

Two of Norwich’s last six games have been under 2.5 goals, with both teams to score occurring in four of those six. Under 2.5 goals can be found best priced at 4/5 and considering Bolton have seen under 2.5 in seven of their last seven Championship games, it looks a very decent price. Bolton seem to defend relatively well for a team down at the bottom of the league and Norwich are in a good run of form, conceding just four goals in their last five games.

Bolton’s away form is extremely poor, losing six of their last seven games away from home and haven’t managed a goal on their travels in their last three games. Norwich to win to nil at 7/5 looks a good bet given how bad Bolton have been away from home and that Norwich are on a good run in the league.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Norwich to win and under 2.5 goals at 5/2. Goals have been hard to come by for Bolton but they do not concede many either so ‘unders’ is certainly the way to go here. Norwich should be too strong thought being at home.

2

We fancy:

Norwich to win to nil at 7/5. Bolton really struggle with goals and their away form is very poor, this one looks very favourable.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

First goal to be scored between 75 and full-time at 23/2. Looks to be a tight game so a late solo goal could be the one that wins it.

Written by Marcello Cossali-Francis

Marcello Cossali-Francis considers sport, particularly football and rugby, to be an essential part of life. A half-Italian half-Welsh Liverpool and Juventus fan, Marcello enjoys every high and every low that sport brings.