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Norwich City vs Blackburn Rovers betting tips: FA Cup Third Round preview, predictions and odds


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Just 22 days after last meeting at Carrow Road, this tie presents a sense of déjà vu for both Norwich and Blackburn.

That day, an early Ben Gibson own goal, followed by a late clincher from Tyrhys Dolan, saw Rovers leave with all three points.

In fact, that result is pretty indicative of where these two clubs are right now; Blackburn sit third, while Norwich are all the way down in 11th.

Jon Dahl Tomasson has, so far, done a remarkable job at Blackburn, seeking to take them back to the Premier League after 11 years away.

In FA Cup terms, the six-times winners of this competition have fallen in round three in each of the last five seasons.

Blackburn’s last victory in this competition came against Crewe in a second round replay in December 2017.

So, will the Latics’ 1,852 day wait for a victory in this competition come to an end?

As for Norwich City, their last two seasons in the second-tier have both seen them lift the title, but this campaign isn’t turning out to be quite as good.

Dean Smith was sacked a couple of days after Christmas, with this set to be the first game since David Wagner’s appointment.

He’s got a big job on his hands, as the Canaries are winless in four, only claiming victory in three of their last 15.

All in all, despite being away from home, Blackburn are favourites for another victory in Norfolk.


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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".


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