Norwich City - Sunderland Betting Preview: Back the hosts to edge a tight game

Chris Hughton's men are sure to be feeling confident on the back of four successive home wins and Willie Duncan is backing them to make it five against struggling Sunderland
Norwich City extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a hard-fought draw against Southampton on Wednesday night and Chris Hughton’s Canaries will be keen to extend that run further when they welcome an out-of-sorts Sunderland side to Carrow Road on Sunday afternoon.

In sharp contrast to the form displayed by Sunday’s hosts in recent weeks, Martin O’Neill’s charges have managed just one win in their last nine matches and are available at 13/5 (3.60) with Marathon Bet to halt that alarming sequence of results with victory this weekend.

Chris Hughton’s men have already enjoyed recent home victories over Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City and Manchester United this term and the Canaries look to be excellent value at 59/50 (2.18) with Marathon Bet to add the scalp of Sunderland to that impressive list.

The same firm offer 49/20 (3.45) to those looking to back the draw here.

It is worth noting, though, that despite Norwich’s fine run of form, goals have continued to remain a scarce commodity in matches involving the Canaries with just nine goals scored in their last seven Premier League fixtures.

Sunderland, too, have been somewhat shot-shy of late, having failed to net in no fewer than five of their last nine matches, the latest of that sequence a frustrating 0-0 draw against Premier League basement boys Queens Park Rangers.

It comes as little surprise, then, to see Marathon Bet offering just 77/100 (1.77) that fewer than three goals are scored when these sides meet on Sunday.

A tight match looks likely and the generous 34/5 (7.80) quote from Marathon Bet for Norwich to squeeze home with a 1-0 victory – as they did against Arsenal, Stoke City and Manchester United – is sure to attract plenty of support.

The 77/20 (4.85) from the same firm for the in-form Canaries to prevail in a match which features fewer than three goals also looks to represent outstanding value here.

Norwich City at 59/50 (2.08) with Marathon Bet
Norwich City to win 1-0 at 34/5 (7.80) with Marathon Bet

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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