ALEX JONES (@AlexJ0nes9) analyses the odds as Norwich host Liverpool in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.
Norwich vs Liverpool | Tuesday 21st September 2021, 19:45 | Sky Sports
Norwich will be looking to put some smiles back on the faces of their supporters as they look to end a dismal start to their 21/22 season.
The Canaries have faced an incredibly hard schedule on their return to England’s topflight, playing a whole host of the big clubs including Tuesday’s visitors.
They faced Liverpool at Carrow Road earlier on in the campaign where they were heavily beaten 0-3.
That match saw Mo Salah and Diogo Jota on the score sheet and it would be a surprise to see Klopp’s firepower play here unless needed off the bench.
The Reds are unbeaten thus far and have shown glimpses of their title winning form from a couple of seasons ago. Klopp does tend to favour the Premier League over Carabao Cup action though.
Despite his history in the competition this should be another routine victory for the visitors, who are yet to be heavily impaired by injuries or other issues.
With Liverpool the 4/7 favourites they are a touch too short to support on the nose, however adding them to notch over 1 goal in the match, pays 4/5 with Bet365.
This looks a nice price, given their prospected front three is the dangerous Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the pacey Divock Origi and the tireless Takumi Minamino.
Whether Norwich play a strong eleven or not, I still believe Klopp’s men will have too much.
Elsewhere, one player prop which takes my eye is Oxlade-Chamberlain to hit the target, at 5/6 with Bet365.
This bet is as short as 4/7 with rival firms and is too big given he is predicted to start high up the pitch.
The Englishman had two shots in his 60-minute cameo at Carrow Road in August and should get the full 90 minutes to impress his gaffer.
He has a great shot on him, and given Norwich have conceded 14 times in five PL games, Liverpool’s coaches will surely be encouraging them on the shoot when given the opportunity.
At 5/6, the Ox looks big to have at least one shot sting the palms of the Norwich goalkeeper.