Norwich City vs Portsmouth Betting Preview – 05/01/2019

Norwich City vs Portsmouth Betting Preview – 05/01/2019

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Norwich City vs Portsmouth

The FA Cup returns this weekend and Carrow Road will be the meeting point for two of the Championship and League One’s respective powerhouses as Norwich City take on Portsmouth. Daniel Farke is having a successful season with his Canaries in the Championship and will be aiming to add to his success by progressing in the FA Cup. Kenny Jackett will be looking to improve on his clubs performance in this competition than that of last season, which saw them tumble at the first hurdle. The third round was the endpoint for the hosts last season when they drew Chelsea and lost 5-3 on penalties in the replayed fixture.

Daniel Farke will be pleased with his side’s progress in the Championship this season which has earned them a spot in second place after 26 games. The Canaries had been in unstoppable form through October until the beginning of December, which had seen them secure eight wins from ten fixtures. However, since drawing 2-2 with Bristol City, it has been a catalyst for more draws and over the last five games, three have ended in draws. You can back this fixture to also end in a stalemate at 13/5 with Bet365. Although Norwich are struggling to secure, wins they arrive as favourites and can be backed with SkyBet at 3/4 which seems a very generous price.

If you were to rewind a month we would have had Norwich City to easily sweep aside their opponents, but their dip in form may make for a much closer affair. The hosts have conceded and scored in four of their last five games and you can back both teams to score at 4/6 with either SkyBet or Betway. Teemu Pukki has been in fine form in front of goal with a huge 16 goals on his record and has bagged six in his last eight games. Bet365 has the forward to add to his tally anytime at 11/10.

Kenny Jacket’s Portsmouth have been ruthless in League One this season and if they can extend their form right through the season will certainly be playing Championship football by the end of the year. With just two losses over their last 18 fixtures, they are in good shape to cause an upset on the weekend and you can back the underdogs to secure a win at a price of 7/2 with SkyBet. Even though Pompey have been in a strong run of form they have struggled to keep clean sheets, with their last one coming seven games ago and three of their last five games have had over 2.5 goals scored. Betway have priced over 2.5 goals at 8/11.

Jamal Lowe has provided his side’s main threat when going forward this season with eleven goals on his record and 11/4 at Bet365 says he will add to his tally on Saturday. Ronan Curtis sits just behind his fellow teammate with nine goals and also has a juicy price of 13/5 to bag a goal. Pompey arrives as the away side and they have dropped points in two of their last three games when on the road, which you may want to take notice of.

Recommended Bets:

Norwich to win and BTTS at 9/4 SkyBet – BET HERE

Teemu Pukki to score anytime at 11/10 Bet365 – BET HERE

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