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Norwich City v Spurs, Premier League Betting Preview

Spurs travel to Norwich City for an English Premier League clash on Sunday with maximum points vital for both sides.

Norwich Update

Heading into the weekend Norwich were hovering just above the relegation zone. Home games have generally been low scoring affairs with Norwich scoring 11 goals and conceding the same number from 13 league matches in front of their own supporters. They have won just one of their last 11 league outings, 1-0 at home to Hull but they did hold Manchester City to a 0-0 draw in their most recent home game. However a damaging 2-0 defeat at fellow strugglers West Ham last time out keeps the pressure on and there some vital six pointers with the likes of Villa, Stoke and Sunderland on the horizon.

Spurs Update

Spurs were beaten 1-0 at Dnipro in the first leg of their Europa League knockout tie on Thursday but domestically they boast the best away record in the top flight with nine wins from 13 road trips. How much the long journey and energy sapping playing surface in the Ukraine has taken out of the squad will be some concern for Tim Sherwood but he did rest a few key players with a top four finish in the Premier League still very much the priority. Spurs were just three points behind fourth placed Liverpool at the start of the weekend and with six wins and one draw in their last seven Premier League away days, they now bid to complete the double over the Canaries.

Pointers

Norwich have kept six clean sheets in 13 home games but have failed to score in five at Carrow Road.

Spurs have kept five clean sheets away from home and failed to score in three.

The first meeting this season was won 2-0 by Spurs at White Hart Lane with Sigurdsson scoring both goals.

The Verdict

Off the back of a long trip in Europe this might not be the worst time for Norwich to face Spurs and their draw with City here warrants respect. On the other side of the coin this Spurs away record is pretty formidable, especially in recent weeks.

A win is vital to both sides and it could be tight. I'll go with 2-3 goals in total.

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