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Norwich, Wolves and Derby delightful value in 4/1 treble

| 20.09.2014

Home is where the heart is. That maxim certainly applies to this week’s Championship treble with Coral.

If punters pile money on victories for odds-on favourites Norwich City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derby County, against respective opposition Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers and Cardiff City, an enhanced price of 4/1 is available.

Here’s why this bet is such splendid value.

Norwich v Birmingham
Neil Adams’ side sit second in the Championship table, and the Canaries have beaten Birmingham 1-0 in two of the last three meetings at Carrow Road. They are odds-on at 1/2 for another win, while a repeat scoreline comes in at 13/2.

Lewis Grabban and Cameron Jerome have forged a promising partnership in the Norwich attack, contributing nine goals to the cause. Three of those have come from Jerome in his last two league outings, and he is a 13/8 chance in the anytime market. Midfielders Wes Hoolahan and Alex Tettey have also scored recently, with the former at 13/5 to be on target again.

Wolves v Bolton
This battle of the Wanderers promises to entertain, with Wolves flying high in fourth and Bolton just outside the relegation zone on goal difference. Kenny Jackett’s team are odds-on to beat the Trotters at 4/6 here.

Mali attacker Bakary Sako scored twice in Wolves’ last game at Molineux, and can be backed for a brace or better at 7/1. He is naturally shorter in the anytime market at 15/8. Fellow international Nouha Dicko, meanwhile, netted the opener in that win over Blackburn Rovers, and is 5/1 to grab the first goal again.

Derby v Cardiff
Steve McClaren’s Rams are just outside the play-off places, and host a Bluebirds side that lost manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in midweek following a poor run of form. Coaching novice Danny Gabbidon is in caretaker charge of Cardiff, so County are odds-on at 4/5 to beat them.

Northern Ireland forward Jamie Ward returned to the Derby XI in midweek and bagged a brace. Odds of 10/1 say he can score two or more again. The Rams hammered fellow relegated team Fulham when they visited Pride Park in August, and this Cardiff side so low on confidence could be in for a similar hiding.



Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.