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Norwich vs Forest – Draw likely between promotion chasers

| 15.04.2011

No team has drawn more Championship matches than Nottingham Forest this season and this appears the likely result again as they travel to another of the teams pushing for promotion to the Premier League in Norwich.

Match Odds

With QPR seemingly clear at the top of the table, the big battle is for the second automatic promotion spot.

Norwich had this position in their own hands until their recent dip in results which has seen them take just one point from a possible six.

However, both of these games were on their travels and Norwich are unbeaten in their last nine fixtures at Carrow Road.

Norwich’s odds are 1/1 to beat Nottingham Forest and a victory could be massive towards their promotion aspirations as this is their final game this season against a team in the top half of the standings at present.

Nottingham Forest may take some confidence to Norwich having beaten Burnley in their last game, which was their first win in ten fixtures.

It is 3/1 in the Championship odds that Nottingham Forest beat Norwich, although to do so they will have to end a run of three successive defeats.

In their favour though is that the home team have failed to win any of the three meetings between the pair since 2003.

First Goalscorer

The big news for Norwich ahead of the important showdown is whether Grant Holt is fit to take part after suffering a hamstring problem in the draw with Watford.

Holt is 4/1 to score first but his injury troubles may make Simeon Jackson a better bet in this market at 11/2.

Which strikers Billy Davies will choose for Nottingham Forest is a bit of a lottery, but Norwich will be hoping that their former hitman Rob Earnshaw does not come back to haunt them.

The Welsh frontman is 7/1 to be the first goalscorer.

A £30 stake on Norwich and Nottingham Forest drawing 1-1 would return £165. New customers can sign up here for a free £30 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.