FA Cup Betting: Fulham To Beat Norwich In Battle Of The Strugglers


Fulham 1.95, the Draw 3.50, Norwich 3.55

Two of the Premier League’s strugglers meet in an FA Cup third round replay that both will be hoping is concluded in 90 minutes.

Fulham travel to Arsenal on Saturday and Norwich host Hull in a must-win game, so the thought of a drawn out epic will have been giving Rene Meulensteen and Chris Hughton nightmares.

 

Team news

With the weekend in mind, both sides are likely to rest players. Goalkeeper Stekelenburg is still out with ankle trouble so Stockdale will continue, with Bred Hangeland in contention to return after three months out.

New Norwich signing Jonas Gutierrez is not yet available after arriving on loan from Newcastle. David Fox and striker Luciano Becchio are likely to play.

 

Head-to-head

Fulham are at home for this one and boast a pretty solid record over the Canaries, who have not got the better of the Cottagers in their last 14 attempts.

Fulham have won 10 of those games and, having stopped Norwich from winning at Carrow Road 10 days ago, are rightly favourites to complete the job on home turf.

The last time these sides met at Craven Cottage was in August 2012 and Fulham smashed Norwich 5-0. And it’s not a ground Norwich enjoy playing at, having failed to avoid defeat there since 1999.

 

Key stats

Norwich have never been further than the semi-finals of the FA Cup. They have reached the last four on three separate occasions, most recently in 1992.

Norwich were knocked out by non-league Luton in the fourth round last season.

 

Score prediction: Fulham 3-1 Norwich (15.00)


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