Match Betting (1x2)

Chelsea have been making the headlines since the season started although not necessarily for the right reasons, with Frank Lampard’s team beginning the campaign with a 4-0 hammering at Old Trafford.

It was certainly a chastening experience for the young Blues, with the west London side then heading to Istanbul and running Liverpool close in the Super Cup before a 1-1 draw with Leicester last weekend.

There have certainly been some bright moments from this Chelsea team and bet365 make the visitors a 5/6 chance to win at Carrow Road on Saturday lunchtime, with that sure to be a popular bet for this televised clash.

However, Norwich have ticked plenty of boxes since they began life in the top flight. While they were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool in their opener, there were several chances created and the Canaries then outplayed Newcastle last weekend to win 3-1.

William Hill are among the bookmakers offering 3/1 about Daniel Farke’s team and City will certainly feel confident against a team who have conceded seven goals in their first three matches.

Perhaps the draw represents the best value of all, with odds of 3/1 about this one ending all square and this would be a good outcome for the home side after getting three precious points on the board.

First Goalscorer

Lampard decided to replace Tammy Abraham with Olivier Giroud for that recent draw against the Foxes, with Paddy Power offering 5/1 about the Frenchman breaking the deadlock and he did find the net against Liverpool in the Super Cup.

However, Giroud often plays the unselfish foil and that allows runners to come into play, with Pedro available at 7/1 with Paddy Power and the Spaniard regularly gets into scoring positions.

As for Mason Mount, he made his home debut against Leicester and took just a few minutes to break the deadlock, with the former Derby midfielder priced up at 8/1 and he’ll have had experience of playing against Norwich in the Championship last term.

Norwich have the division’s joint-leading scorer in Teemu Pukki, with odds of 11/2 about the Finn breaking the deadlock and he’s sure to be confident after finding the net at Anfield before that hat-trick against the Magpies.

At a bigger price, Marco Stiepermann is a 12/1 chance and it’s worth noting that the German got into some excellent scoring positions at Anfield before failing to hit the target.

If you don’t think that there will be many goals, then No Goalscorer is trading at 14/1 although the bookies perceive this clash to be a low-scoring one.

Both Teams to Score

There is little doubt that this will be a popular football match when it comes to the Both Teams to Score coupon, with Norwich having found the net in both of their matches thus far and the Canaries will continue their attack-minded approach on Saturday.

Similarly, Chelsea are not at all defensive under Lampard and have started all three of their games in a fast mode, with the manager looking for them to make a statement of intent at Carrow Road while caging Pukki at the same time.

Bet365 have 4/7 about both teams finding the net, with Norwich having shipped four goals at Anfield and they also conceded a consolation goal against Newcastle when Jonjo Shelvey scored.

As for Chelsea, they shipped a grand total of four goals at Old Trafford as Manchester United ran riot, while they then conceded twice against Liverpool and were really starting to flag towards the end of their clash against Leicester after their early opener had been cancelled out.

If you’re thinking this game could be tighter than the odds suggest, then 8/5 is available with some bookmakers about both teams not scoring. This would be a good bet if you think one of the teams could keep a clean sheet.

Over / Under Goals

This looks like a Premier League clash that could feature a whole heap of goals, with Norwich averaging two goals per match at the moment, while Chelsea have three on the board after their three games played and it should also be noted that they hit the woodwork twice against Manchester United.

The most popular Over / Under Goals selection is 2.5 Goals and Over 2.5 Goals is available at 4/7 with bet365, illustrating that the bookies anticipate that the net bulges at least three times, while others might expect even more goals to be scored.

After all, there were five goals in Norwich’s first game and four goals in the Canaries’ second, with Over 3.5 Goals trading at 31/20 with Unibet and it’s easy enough to see this being a high-scoring affair.

Frank Lampard seems to have the opinion that his Chelsea team can outscore opponents if they click into gear and Unibet offer an attractive 15/4 that there are Over 4.5 Goals.

Correct Score

This is where customers can make some real gains, especially if you think the match will be high-scoring. Let’s work on the basis that both teams score and that means there will be at least two goals. Indeed, Over the odds for 2.5 Goals suggests that there will three goals or more scored.

Therefore, something like a 2-2 draw could be worth a bet, especially at 12/1 where you don’t have to place a big stake in order to get a decent return. If you think that Chelsea will outclass Norwich over the ninety minutes, the Blues are 20/1 to claim a 3-2 winning scoreline.

Alternatively, the Canaries are 14/1 to enjoy a 3-1 victory as they did against Newcastle, with this match looking virtually certain to be a high-scoring one.


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