18th Jun 2020 | Premier League

Canaries Sense Fresh Hope of Escape

In Norwich's case this will have been a welcome three month break. They'll know that if they can return with immediate wins over Southampton and Everton at 'home' then it's game on for survival.

We’ve entered a period of huge uncertainty in the Premier League and the bookies are in uncharted territory as they assemble their odds this week.

I get where they’re coming from with this one: you look at the league table and ‘factor down’ home advantage and you end up with Southampton as favourites.

But 5/4 is a hell of a punt on a team who lost four of their previous five heading into lockdown.

Norwich have had three months to prepare for one final push with clashes against the Saints and Everton first up, offering hope. Six points and they will be back with the pack, and gathering momentum. Betfred offer 9/4 on the Canaries and I’m with them.

They beat Leicester in their most recent Carrow Road clash and, although this will feel very different, their minds could be more focused by the urgency of their situation.

1pt Norwich to win 9/4 with Betfred
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 07:12 18th Jun, 2020 but subject to change