With the FA Cup taking centre stage from behind closed doors this weekend, Manchester United will be hoping to book their spot in the semi-final when they make the trip to Carrow Road on Saturday evening.
Putting in a thumping display in midweek and picking up a 3-0 win against surprise package Sheffield United on home soil, the Red Devils have really caught the eye either side of the break and have their sights firmly set on lifting a piece of silverware this season.
On the flip side, hit with a 1-0 loss at home against Everton on Wednesday evening, Norwich have continued freefalling towards an immediate Championship return after now losing five of their last six Premier League matchups.
While the Canneries might be hoping that an FA Cup semi-final spot can brighten what has been a tough year for fans around Carrow Road, Norwich do hold a worrying record against Saturday’s guests.
Picking up a thumping 4-0 win when the two sides last faced off back in January, United have won each of their last three meetings against the relegation scrappers. Another away victory this weekend can be found priced at 1/2 with Paddy Power.
Norwich can’t buy a goal
Hit with a 1-0 defeat at home against Everton in midweek and Head Coach Daniel Farke confirming that they have all but relinquished their Premier League status, Norwich have continued to struggle since returning from the enforced break.
Also marking their return with a 3-0 hammering against Southampton at Carrow Road, the former Borussia Dortmund coach will be desperate for his side to find a far more clinical edge in front of goal.
Drawing another blank on Wednesday evening and now going over 300 minutes without putting the ball in the net, Saturday’s hosts have now failed to record a single strike in three of their last four home contests.
With leading marksman Teemu Pukki in the midst of what is a real drought, the relegation scrappers also hold the worst attacking record of any side in England’s top-flight.
Drawing a blank when they made the trip to Old Trafford back in January and landing just a single goal in any of their previous three defeats against the former champions, a struggling Norwich can be found priced at 6/5 with Coral to once endure another baron night in the final third.
Martial steals the show
Avoiding what many thought could be a real banana skin in midweek and picking up a rampant 3-0 win against Sheffield United, the mood in Manchester United’s camp should be at a high.
Marking their return from the enforced break by snatching a late point against Tottenham in the capital, the Reds still find themselves firmly in the race to secure a Champions League return.
While many around Old Trafford would have been excited to see Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba linking up against the Blades, there is no doubt that hat-trick hero Anthony Martial rightfully stole the headlines.
Becoming the first United player to score a hat-trick since Robin van Persie in 2013, the Frenchman should be looking forward to a trip to a downbeat East Anglia this weekend.
Relishing the chance to lead United’s line, the former Monaco starlet has now scored 14 Premier League goals this season, three more than his previous best (2015-16) with seven games still to play.
Finding the net in back-to-back matchups against Saturday’s hosts, Martial can be found priced at 20/21 with Coral to extend on his tally this weekend.