...and Janos to score first at 40/1?
League sponsors Blue Square make the Hatters a 10/1 chance to become the non-league team to knock a Premier League side out of the FA Cup when they take on Norwich City on Saturday.
Blue Square’s generosity has already given 500 Town supporters the opportunity to watch a live feed of the fourth round tie at Carrow Road, and the online bookmaker price Paul Buckle’s side at a top-price 10/1 to make it into round five at the first time of asking.
Chris Hughton’s Canaries lie 85 places above the Hatters in the league ladder and are a 3/10 shot to win. The draw can be backed at 15/4 (3.75/1).
Given the gulf between to the clubs, Blue Square’s price on Norwich to win is also kind. Manchester United are 1/4 to beat fellow Premier League side Fulham, whilst Liverpool are the same price to win at League One Oldham.
However, you won’t find us backing a City win, instead attempting to find a pro-Luton punt to add to our profitable record this season.
While the Town’s Achilles heel this term has been conceding from set-pieces – something that has improved in recent months – it could be scoring from them that Buckle’s side may get some joy from at Carrow Road.
With the height of Jon Shaw and Janos Kovacs in the penalty area the Canaries will be wary of the Hatters’ aerial threat from set plays, and the duo can be backed at 12/1 and 40/1 respectively to score first with unlimited places each-way at a third of the odds.
There’s an air of confidence in the group that the Hatters can breach a Premier League defence, but Blue Square only go 4/5 that the Town can score and that isn’t worth any investment.
Paul Buckle has spoken of his side’s need to stay in the game for as long as possible and, with that in mind, there’s value to be had in the 8/1 about a goal being scored between 46 and 60 minutes.
Norwich’s only victory in their last seven games was a 3-0 win at Peterborough in the third round, and while the Canaries were 2-0 up at the break, Posh boss Darren Ferguson apologised for their performance afterwards. The Hatters will certainly not be intending to be on the end of an embarrassing defeat and will hope to make their hosts sweat on earning a place in round five.
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Janos Kovacs first goal (ew) 40/1
First goal scored between 46-60 minutes 8/1
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