If you’re looking for generous odds on a team to gain promotion from the Championship this season, Norwich City could well be the side for you.
The Canaries are 9/2 to return to the Premier League at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, it’s 16/1 that City win the division outright.
Why are we so enthused by Norwich’s prospects?
Well, under motivational German Daniel Farke, the East Anglian outfit look to have turned a corner.
They’re unbeaten in six matches and have won three of their last four home and away.
But it’s their newfound defensive solidity that makes them appealing as promotion candidates.
Last season Norwich conceded 69 goals.
Aside from being a mildly amusing number for teenage boys, that tally represented the third worst defensive record in the division.
It was a similar story away from home.
Under Alex Neil and then Alan Irvine, City won just seven away games all season long.
That may not seem too bad. But when you consider they lost 14 on the road and conceded 47 goals in the process, it really becomes a question of what might have been for the Canaries last season.
However, with Farke now in the hotseat, the Carrow Road club are beginning to show signs of life on the road.
Norwich have won their last three away games in all competitions.
And as one local journalist points out, a hat-trick of wins on the road for the Canaries is no mean feat.
Norwich City away from home #ncfc
Current: 3 wins in 3 games over 10 days.
Previous: 3 wins in 23 games over 9 months (excl June & July)
— Michael Bailey (@michaeljbailey) September 27, 2017
What’s even more impressive is that their two Championship away scalps have come at Sheffield United and Middlesbrough.
United had won seven consecutive home league games prior to defeat to the Canaries, while Boro are considered to be promotion favourites.
Norwich have also managed to keep two clean sheets in a row away from home in the league for the first time since April 2015.
With home form not a problem for Farke’s charges, we’re expecting to see the Canaries continue their march towards upper echelons of the Championship table.
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