Canaries are a big price to continue recent hot streak

ONLY Premier League leaders Manchester United have taken more points in their last 10 games than Norwich, and the Canaries look over-priced for their trip to West Brom tomorrow.

The Baggies’ early form has fizzled out recently and their dull 0-0 draw with an under-strength West Ham on Sunday means they are without a win in four.

Having surprised Chelsea and beaten Sunderland, Steve Clarke’s men lost three on the bounce before that weekend stalemate. Furthermore, they have failed to score in over five hours and look vulnerable at evens with Coral.

Norwich are hardly an attacking unit to fear themselves – only Grant Holt has scored more than three league goals this term – but their organised approach has paid dividends.

The 1-0 defeat of Arsenal in October was followed by victory over Manchester United a few weeks later. Since then they have triumphed over Stoke, Sunderland, Swansea and Wigan, as well as away draws at Everton and Southampton.

Six of the last seven encounters between the pair have gone to the away side, including the last four, and I can see that becoming five.

The 3/1 on Betfair is too big looking at the form of the respective clubs and I’d snap that up. Selling total goals at 2.8 with Sporting Index is also advised in what is likely to be a low-scoring clash.

It was a long time coming, but Queens Park Rangers finally got their first win of the season last weekend to give Harry Redknapp a much needed early Christmas present in his fourth game in charge of the club.

Ironically it was Adel Taarabt, the midfielder Redknapp sold at Tottenham, who was the hero with his brace the difference in a 2-1 win over Fulham.

That win lifted Rangers off the bottom of the table and they have a decent opportunity to get another victory at Newcastle tomorrow.

Alan Pardew earned plenty of plaudits for steering the Magpies to a fifth-place finish last season, but they have failed to build on that.

They have won just four league games and could find themselves slipping into a relegation battle.

Manchester City visited St James’ Park last Saturday and blew the hosts out of the water in a 3-1 win. While I hardly expect a repeat of that performance from a rather less explosive QPR frontline, I'm confident the west London club can add to that maiden success with another win at 12/5 with Coral.

Pointers…

Norwich at 3/1 on Betfair
Sell total goals at 2.8 with Sporting Index (West Brom v Norwich)
QPR at 12/5 with Coral