CHAMPIONSHIP SWANSEA CITY- NORWICH CITY
We (subscribers) are sitting on a very nice double stake bet on Norwich to get promoted at 4.0, which is now trading as low as 1.57, but I still cannot resist taking a little on them today getting a handicap start at the Liberty Stadium. I would take the Canaries with a start against any Championship team, at any venue and have no alternative but to get involved today with the Swans having a mini blip at present, conceding eight goals and collecting just four points from their last five starts. Three of those games came against teams in the bottom six and the only win verses a Forest team without a win in eight, the formlines do not look good.
Norwich under very impressive boss Paul Lambert have got the winning habit and as we discussed previously, they expect to win every time they take to the field of play and that is half the battle. He has plenty of options today, with new loan signing Daniel Pacheco of Liverpool impressing in the 6-0 demolition of Scunthorpe looking to get involved alongside the prolific Grant Holt who signed a contract extension this week, another boost for the club for whom all news is good news at present. They do have a doubt about Wes Hoolahan who is a driving force from midfield, I would prefer him to play and think he will, but Lambert will only play him if he is 100% fit, no gambling this close to a return to the promised land of EPL football. Canaries are unbeaten in nine, have lost just one in 18, have a terrific record against all the top teams and have had more attempts on goal than any other Championship side.Their only loss in four months came in a 2-1 defeat at Burnley, whey they ran the Clarets ragged in the second half and on another day would have won by three. Another big step towards the top flight for the Canaries.
Norwich +0.25 2.13.