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Norwich v Bolton: goals markets likely to be most lucrative

| 03.02.2012

Backing goals rather than the match winner may prove the most prudent strategy when Bolton travel to Norwich in the next round of Premier League fixtures.

Only Wigan have conceded more goals in the Premier League than Bolton this season and Owen Coyle’s men have managed just a single clean sheet in their last 37 top-flight away encounters.

Norwich are not much better in this department, as they have shut out the opposition just the once in the Premier League so far in the current campaign.

Therefore, both teams to score stands out as a potentially lucrative betting option at 8/13, while it may pay to take the 8/11 that over 2.5 goals are scored at Carrow Road.

Bolton may be improving of late, with their reverse at Old Trafford against Manchester United their only defeat in five Premier League games, but it is still Norwich that are just favoured for victory.

Norwich have been beaten in just one of their last five at home and can take advantage of a Bolton team that are likely to adopt a more attacking approach than that which saw them claim a point against Arsenal in midweek.

It is 21/20 in the Premier League odds that Norwich take the three points, but punters wanting a bit of value could find some in the 13/5 that Bolton continue their recovery and claim victory.

With six of the last seven league meetings between the pair being won by a single-goal margin, a 2-1 success to either team could be in the pipeline.

Norwich are 7/1 to win by this scoreline, while it is 10/1 that Bolton end up securing a 2-1 victory.



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.