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Norwich v Man Utd: United to prove upturn is no fluke

| 27.12.2013

Manchester United’s dramatic 3-2 victory at Hull City saw the Red Devils showcase the type of fighting spirit often associated with teams managed by former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

And while the Scot remains on the sidelines in a director’s role, it’s current incumbent David Moyes who can savour his team’s recent charge towards the top of the Premier League table.

A sixth consecutive victory in all competitions can be secured when United travel to face Chris Hughton’s inconsistent Norwich City side, with Ladbrokes offering odds of 8/13 for the visitors to oblige.

Meanwhile, it’s 11/4 for the spoils to be shared while Norwich are available at an enticing 9/2 to notch a third win in four home games against the champions.

However, despite the appeal of that statistic, the value lies with the visitors at Carrow Road.

Since losing back-to-back matches at Old Trafford for the first time in 11 years, Moyes has overseen a revival that’s now encompassed three straight league triumphs, with nine goals scored in the process.

On the other hand, Norwich remain frustratingly unpredictable, with their 2-1 reverse at home to Fulham on Boxing Day symbolising their patchy form.

Two wins in their last seven matches in East Anglia suggests Hughton’s outfit are certainly beatable on their own turf.

And having conceded eight times in their previous two encounters against United, there is reason enough to see some value in backing the Premier League giants to score four or more goals at 11/2.

For those who prefer more conservative estimates, Man United to score between two and three goals is priced at 11/10.

Red Devils striker Danny Welbeck could be one of the names on the scoresheet having netted three times in as many previous games.

The England international is 5/1 to open the scoring, a feat achieved in recent wins over Aston Villa and West Ham United respectively, while Wayne Rooney, an inspirational figure at Hull, is 7/2 to find the back of the net first.

Meanwhile, Norwich’s Gary Hooper is an 8/1 shot to fire his side ahead having done so in his four previous games on home soil.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.