Norwich v Crystal Palace: Gloves to come off in second half

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Given the current predicaments Norwich and Crystal Palace find themselves in punters can expect another tense first half at Carrow Road, where the goals tend to come in second-half flurries.

When 16th plays 19th it’s safe to say – even at this early-ish stage of the season – that this has the feeling of relegation ‘six-pointer’ about it.

As it is, the Canaries probably deserve their 17/20 favouritism against Crystal Palace’s 10/3, given they overcame West Ham 3-1 on their last home run-out, though the Eagles’ mini resurgence may already have some reaching for the 5/2 on a gentlemanly draw.

While the final result may be among the tougher judgement calls in this fixture, it may be worth exploiting a few other notable trends instead.

Chris Hughton’s side are yet to score a first-half Premier League goal at home this season and this surely lends weight to the 6/5 on the draw being the result after 45 minutes in East Anglia.

Meanwhile the 7/5 on more Norwich goals arriving in the second half is even more appealing than one of Delia’s winter warmer recipes.

Both when West Ham paid a visit last time around and when Chelsea were the visitors before them, the second period bore witness to a flurry of goals – three on each occasion to be precise.

Getting behind exactly three second-half goals again, pays out at a delectable 6/1 although it’s a risky strategy, while taking the 23/20 on over 1.5 second-half strikes looks a safer option, if less lucrative.

Another price to expose on the same theme is the 21/10 on Norwich to wait until the second 45 to find the Palace net.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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