The 3rd round of the FA Cup showed us some very surprising results. Southampton’s game against Norwich almost didn’t make this list of surprises, but the Canaries managed to score a 92nd-minute equalizer which brought them a replay. Can they produce another excellent performance, this time away from home?
Southampton vs Norwich City – 18/01/2017
Match Odds At Top Football Betting Sites
Full Time Result: Southampton 1.53 or 8/15, Draw 4.50 or 7/2, Norwich 6.50 or 11/2
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 1.75 or 3/4, Under 2.05 or 21/20
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.90 or 10/11, No 1.90 or 10/11
Thankfully for them, the Saints aren’t in the best form at the moment. With only one win in their last five games, Southampton knows they must start bringing points home if they are to finish just behind the top 6 teams in the division. That being said, we might see some key players being rested for the home side. Southampton do have a great squad with enough depth to ensure that 2-3 changes to the first eleven won’t affect the quality of their game, but Norwich aren’t a bad team either – they’ll still have to produce a good performance to progress here.
Sadly for the Canaries, they’re not in their best shape either. They did produce some convincing wins, like a 3-0 against Derby or a 5-0 against Brentford, both in their last ten games, but have also recorded five losses in this period. Their away form is especially awful, with a single win in their last ten away games. Although this is a cup tie (which are known to be especially unpredictable), they are playing against one of the better teams in the Premier League, which hasn’t lost at home against top-flight teams.
Southampton vs Norwich City Betting Tips
Surely, Southampton are favorites for this game. Their home ground advantage and the fact that a win will lift their spirits will certainly motivate the players to produce a good performance. 1X is the safe bet here, as well as Southampton to qualify, while a solo home win is also a excellent idea. We don’t expect this game to be another “over 2,5” goals game, like the last encounter – 1:0 or 2:0 are our favorite scores.
Southampton Win To Zero @ 2.45 or 29/20
Southampton Win & Under 2.5 Goals @ 3.65 or 53/20 with NetBet
English FA Cup Predictions And Betting Tips
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