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Bale to continue Carrow Road love affair by scoring at Norwich

| 30.01.2013

Gareth Bale has already equalled his highest ever Premier League goal return this season, but there is every possibility that he will reach double figures for the first time by being on target for Tottenham against Norwich.

Under normal circumstances, 7/4 would look a fairly unattractive price for a midfielder scoring at any time in the 90 minutes of a particular game, especially when they are playing away.

Bale may not be as productive as Liverpool’s Luis Suarez when it comes to single-handedly beating Norwich, but he does seem to have a liking for Carrow Road.

He has played their twice for Tottenham and been responsible for all of their three goals, including both in this fixture last season which Spurs won 2-0.

The Welsh winger has also netted the opener in each of these visits too and he is 6/1 to do so again, which looks a solid price given that Spurs will seemingly be without a natural striker.

Clint Dempsey led the line in the FA Cup defeat at Leeds and will probably do so again. He is another that is tempting at 9/4 to score at any time.

However, the fact Tottenham have no recognised frontman and Norwich have failed to score in their last two at home, including against non-league Luton, point towards under 2.5 goals being the best here at 11/10.

Some combination bets could also reap some rewards at Carrow Road, with a Spurs victory in game that witnesses under 2.5 priced at 10/3.

Alternatively, it is 11/5 that Bale is on target in a Spurs win or 35/1 that this follows the same pattern as last season with Bale on target first in a 2-0 Tottenham triumph.

Norwich have taken just a solitary point from their last six Premier League games and are 7/2 to claim maximum points here, with Spurs odds-on for victory at 4/5 and a repeat of the draw earlier in the campaign at White Hart Lane available at 5/2.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date



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.