Making a return to winning ways on Boxing Day, Tottenham will look to open the New Year in the top-four when they make the trip to leading relegation scrappers Norwich on Saturday evening.
Battling from behind to snatch three points off of Brighton in North London earlier in the week, Jose Mourinho’s men will be desperate to fully recover from their lacklustre display against fellow Champions League hopefuls Chelsea last weekend.
On the flip side, while Spurs might be enjoying a European battle, Norwich find themselves in their own battle at the opposite end of the Premier League standings.
Watching fellow strugglers Aston Villa grab what could be a crucial three points in the Midlands on Boxing Day, the Canaries have failed to win any of their six matchups in December and have now fallen to the foot of the table.
With Tottenham picking up a 3-0 win the last time they made the trip to Carrow Road back in 2016, you might be interested to know that a similar Spurs victory can be found at 8/13 with William Hill.
Norwich fall short again
Although Head Coach Daniel Farke may have praised his side’s performance at Villa Park on Boxing Day and discussed his men dominating proceedings in the Midlands, Norwich once again came away empty-handed.
Watching fellow returners Aston Villa snatch a 1-0 victory in what was being billed as a must-win encounter for both sides, the one-time Borussia Dortmund coach finds his squad once again in the midst of a six-match winless run.
With Watford picking up a point at Bramall Lane earlier in the week, the Canaries have now fallen to the foot of the table and are still seen to be a landslide favourite with the bookmakers to be hit with a Championship return next year.
Priced as low as 1/12 with Paddy Power to finish in the bottom-three come May, a huge part of Norwich’s continued issues this season has come down to some glaring struggles at the back.
With no side in the top-tier shipping more than their 38 strikes this season and with just two clean sheets to their name, they have also conceded at least a pair of goals in each of their last eight matches at Carrow Road.
You might be interested to know that Norwich are priced at 8/13 with Ladbrokes to once again ship over 1.5 goals this weekend.
Tottenham to break the top-four?
While they may not have been at their best once again on Boxing Day afternoon, Spurs did show their resolve and are still firmly in the race to secure yet another top-four finish come May.
With Chelsea so publically slipping up against Southampton in West London on Thursday, Jose Mourinho’s men sit just three points adrift of the Royal Blues also have a Champions League knockout tie on the horizon.
Priced at 5/4 with Coral to land another top-four finish this season, only behind Frank Lampard’s youthful outfit who sit at 8/11, ‘The Special One’ could be looking for a resurging Dele Alli to lead their charge on Saturday.
Appearing to enjoy a new lease of life under the former Premier League winning boss, the England international bagged the winner against Brighton last time out and has now recorded five goals in his last seven appearances.
Also finding the net in Tottenham’s last trip to Carrow Road back in 2016, Alli can be found pencilled in at 21/10 with 888sport to extend on that tally this weekend.
Sadly for Mourinho, Spurs will be unable to call upon both Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko in East Anglia with both serving a suspension.