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Norwich v Wolves: Canaries to avoid worst run of season with win

| 23.03.2012

Norwich are on the brink of their worst Premier League run of the season, but 8/11 looks decent that they snap their winless streak with victory over Wolves.

If Norwich fail to beat Wolves, it will be the first period this season that they have gone five top-flight games without victory.

However, they arguably could not have chosen better opposition when looking to return to winning ways, with Wolves looking short of everything at present.

Wolves’ confidence looks shot and Terry Connor has failed to resurrect the club’s fortunes since taking over from Mick McCarthy.

Two of Wolves’ last three games have ended in 5-0 defeats and they have conceded 12 goals in this period.

Roger Johnson could return in defence after being dropped because of ill discipline, but with Wolves failing to keep a clean sheet in their last 26 Premier League fixtures, it is hard to believe this will have much of an impact.

Wolves are strangely still only three points from safety despite taking just a solitary point from five games and a victory at 19/5 could be the boost they require to make a surge towards safety.

The fact that Norwich have taken just a point from their last four games should enhance confidence, while the Canaries have managed only a single success from their last 12 league meetings with Wolves.

Wolves would have identified this as one of their easier fixtures left and so may not be content with a draw, which can be backed 13/5.

Given the struggles of both clubs to keep clean sheets this season, the smarter money may be focused on the goal markets rather than match betting.

Over 2.5 goals is hard to look past at 4/6, while with 17 goals being scored in the last three showdowns between the pair, 4/1 could be generous that a minimum of five goals are netted.

It is also 4/6 that both teams are on target at Carrow Road, but with Wolves having failed to score in their last three games this is slightly more risky.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.