Out-of-form Norwich City look to give themselves some faint hope of a great escape from the relegation zone when they host a buoyant Brighton & Hove Albion outfit on Saturday afternoon.
Daniel Farke’s Canaries are now on a run of five consecutive defeats in all competitions, failing to pick up a single point after last month’s restart, and are now seven points adrift of safety with just six games to save themselves.
Brighton, meanwhile, went into the suspension well in the mix for relegation after a run of ten straight games without a win, but returning with a last-minute winner to beat Arsenal 2-1 was a huge boost and they subsequently followed it up with a creditable point earned from a goalless draw against high-flying Leicester.
But they were overrun and outclassed by Manchester United in midweek, losing 3-0, giving them plenty of work still to do - 15th, they’re six points clear of the drop zone and not quite safe yet. They’ll be looking to bounce back here.
Norwich started well against Arsenal on Wednesday, but after Tim Krul’s mistake gifted the Gunners an opener, they were promptly and easily swept aside.
Norwich have often had some bright moments and largely positive performances this season, but the midweek thrashing was yet more proof they’re seemingly incapable of undermining that with sloppy errors. Given that, and Brighton’s form, we recommend backing the visitors here at 13/10.
You can lengthen those odds by backing them to also keep a clean sheet at 11/4 - the Canaries have now failed to score in each of their last four Premier League outings.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change