Norwich City v Chelsea Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Despite rotating the line-up, Al Hain-Cole expects Conte's team to come out on top in a high-scoring cup clash against the Canaries

Norwich City will be hoping to pull off a memorable FA Cup shock when they welcome Chelsea to Carrow Road for Saturday’s Third Round clash.

The Canaries have not made it past this stage of the competition in any of the past four seasons, losing out to top flight opposition in three of those.

Match Odds

Nevertheless, they are available at 11/2 (6.50) with dabblebet to cause an upset by coming out on top against the reigning Premier League champions this time out.

Having won five out of the last six in previous encounters with this opposition, Antonio Conte’s men are clear 1/2 (1.50) favourites to ease past them once again here.

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The guests have been held to draws in both of their last two away matches, and you can get odds of 16/5 (4.20) on them being forced into a replay with another stalemate in this one.

Team News

While Daniel Farke is likely to play his strongest possible team with no fresh injury concerns, his opposite number should offer some playing time to the likes of rotation players David Luiz, Danny Drinkwater and Michy Batshuayi.

Chelsea worthy favourites

Despite rotating his side, there is no doubt that Conte will be determined to do well in this competition given the Premier League title race is all but over - particularly after surprisingly losing out in last season’s final to Arsenal.

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Even with some star names absent, the Blues are likely to prove far too strong for a team that has won just two of their last 10 fixtures in front of their own fans.

Having scored nine times in four cup games against teams from outside the top flight, Batshuayi and team-mates should have some joy against a Canaries defence that has not kept a clean sheet in eight consecutive home games.

Tips and Predictions

However, having found the net themselves in seven of those games, odds of 11/10 (2.10) seem generous on Norwich helping to ensure over 2.5 goals are scored for their fourth consecutive home match before ultimately losing out to a superior Chelsea side.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Chelsea to win & Over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 11/10 (2.10) with dabblebet

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