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Goal-rich Man United great value for handicap win at Norwich

| 15.11.2012

Man United can’t stop scoring at the minute and, although Norwich have displayed some defensive resilience in recent weeks, their fans should fear the worst when the Red Devils’ team bus rocks up at Carrow Road.

United’s frontmen have duly compensated for shortcomings at the other end of the pitch by running in 27 goals in nine games, which has seen Sir Alex Ferguson’s men qualify for the Champions League knockout stage and climb to the Premier League’s summit. They’re a tasty-looking 11/10 to overcome a one-goal handicap and win against the Canaries.

Javier Hernandez and Robin van Persie are electric at the moment and it remains difficult to see how Norwich’s back line will keep the prolific pair at bay.

In the last seven games, they’ve shared 11 goals between them which seeing as though they weren’t selected for all of them is an incredible achievement.

United’s lack of clean sheets – just three in 17 attempts this season – has prevented them winning all but four of their games by more than one goal, but the Canaries have been far from free-scoring under Chris Hughton and this represents a rare opportunity for the Red Devils’ defence to keep a team off the scoresheet.

Norwich have only scored more than one goal once in the league this season but, unfortunately, they’d let Liverpool help themselves to five by that point so it counted for little.

Should United concede a goal, as they’re developing a nasty habit of doing this term, it’s easy to imagine them bagging at least three times against a side whose quality pales in significance when compared to their own.

They’ve bagged three or more 10 times already this campaign and, while Norwich haven’t conceded more than the solitary goal in any of their last five, they’re yet to face a side with such a potency in the final third as the Premier League title favourites and expect them to record their ninth win in 10 games at a canter in Norfolk.

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James Middleton