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Norwich can score three to avoid Luton FA Cup giant-killing

| 26.01.2013

Chris Hughton’s rotated squad was still too strong away at Championship side Peterborough in the third round of the FA Cup, so there is no reason to suggest things will be any different against Luton.

Norwich are 1/3 to beat Luton and even though this will not make punters overly rich on its own, it is certainly a fair price to be added to an accumulator.

Luton are a further three divisions below Peterborough and this time Norwich also have the luxury of home advantage.

One of the giant-killing acts of the third round was provided by Luton, as they claimed the scalp of Wolves.

It is 15/2 that Luton continue their fairytale run by beating Norwich, with the draw that will secure them a profitable replay priced at 4/1.

Potentially in their favour is that Norwich have been on a patchy streak of late, losing five of their last seven in all competitions.

The last time that Luton reached this stage was back in 2007 when they were still in the Championship themselves, when they slumped to a 4-0 defeat to Premier League opposition in Blackburn.

In fact, they haven’t beaten a top-flight team since securing a cup triumph over West Ham in 1994.

Given the gulf in divisions between the clubs, there will certainly be some that belief Norwich can romp to a fairly comfortable success.

Norwich are available at 3/4 to claim victory even conceding a one-goal handicap, with 2/1 on offer that they win by three goals.

Looking at Luton’s recent away form, they have conceded at least two in four of their last six on their travels, which indicates that Norwich should have no problem scoring.

11/10 looks value worth taking that Norwich score at least three at Carrow Road.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date



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.