A full round of fixtures takes place in the English Premier League this midweek before attentions turn to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup at the weekend. Three games are scheduled to take place on Wednesday evening, including one in London where local side Tottenham are expected to claim three points and move towards the top four, all without facing too much resistance along the way. Most can’t see past a home win when Spurs host lowly Norwich City.
The current betting makes this a case of how many Tottenham win by and the form of both teams involved makes that difficult to argue against. We have already witnessed our fair share of upsets in the top flight so far this season, however, and sports bettors know nothing can be taken for granted when the Premier League is involved. Our team guide you through the betting, flagging up the most generous odds before making our tips and predictions, aimed at helping you beat the bookies.
Jose has Already Improved Spurs
Tottenham appointed Jose Mourinho late last year in an attempt to climb up through the ranks and back towards the top four of the Premier League. When sitting down with former boss Mauricio Pochettino back in the summer the board set out Champions League qualification as their aim for the 2019/20 campaign. The team made a dreadful start, however, and were closer to midtable than the top four when deciding to change things. Pochettino was sacked and Mourinho brought in soon after, suggesting the move had already been agreed in advance.
The Special One has enjoyed some memorable nights and achievements in English football already but he will rank this near the top if he is able to turn Tottenham’s season around and drive them into the prize places. With their outgoings a place in the Europa League isn’t really going to help them too much, they need a share of the Champions League riches. There is still plenty of football to play and everyone at the club will be confident in Jose’s ability to get them up through the table. He has already improved results and brought confidence back to the squad.
It is unlikely Mourinho would have accepted the Spurs job if he wasn’t promised cash to spend, both in January and then again in the summer. He is a man used to getting the expensive tools he needs to achieve his goals and there’s certainly no cash crisis at Tottenham these days, the club recently unveiling one of the best stadiums in the world. They must win their home games and are expected to do just that on Wednesday. Backers looking to support Tottenham with their hard-earned cash can get their hands on 2/5 at Betfred. That’s tight but it’s also market best price at the time of writing and is sure to feature in a fair share of midweek multiples.
Time Running Out for Norwich
If Tottenham fans think they have had things tough so far this season they will get no sympathy from followers of opponents Norwich. The Canaries, despite winning the Championship last season, have struggled at the higher level and can be found rooted to the bottom of the Premier League and going nowhere fast. Results so far suggest Norwich will be relegated early this season and that will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed their progress.
Norwich managed to win just three of their first 22 games and that left them eight points off safety. They have a real uphill struggle ahead of them in 2020 and have shown us nothing so far to say things will get better anytime soon. It’s only a matter of time before they begin to plan for next season and life back in the second tier, although they won’t admit that to fans until it has been confirmed. Yes, survival is still possible, but Norwich supporters really shouldn’t hold their breath.
Bookmakers agree and the current relegation betting makes it a matter of time. They have been favourites to take the plunge for weeks now and are also head of the market to finish bottom. There’s now no value left in either. Norwich has been written off to get anything out of this match either and there are some big prices available if you fancy taking the traders on. The away win is offered at 15/2 by Unibet and that’s market best price. A draw can be backed at 4/1 (William Hill).