Brentford look too big at Carrow Road on Saturday.
Norwich v Brentford - Saturday 15:00
With rumours persistent that Alex Neil has lost the dressing room, this could be a disaster waiting to happen for Norwich - the straw that finally breaks the camel’s back. How can they be odds-on against a team only five points behind them in the table, a team with a superior goal difference by four? Take the 10/3 available on the away win.
Forget reputations, the Canaries are in turmoil. Seven of their eight wins this season have been against teams in the bottom eight - although Brentford sit just above that line, admittedly - and they head into this clash on the back of five straight defeats, conceding a dozen goals in the process. In their last two home games, they’ve been turned over by Preston and Leeds.
The Bees might be at their lowest ebb so far this season but let’s not forget how much they were being castigated as play-off no-hopers back in September following a defeat to Rotherham. In their next away game, they went to Brighton and gave an immaculate away performance to take the spoils with a thoroughly-deserved 2-0 win.
There’s an inconsistency about Dean Smith’s men that must be infuriating for their fans but can be endearing to value-seeking punters. Third-placed Reading have also been put to the sword (4-1) this term. Five of Londoners’ six victories have been achieved by two clear goals, so throw in the 9/1 about Brentford to clear the -1 handicap.