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Norwich Aston Villa Odds : Back Christian Benteke to fire Villa to victory at Canaries

Latest Norwich Aston Villa odds as Christian Benteke once again dominates the first, last and anytime goalscorer betting markets, report Paddy Power.

The Belgian striker can be backed at 5/1 to score the first goal of the game, or 6/4 to find the net at any time during the game, which is proving popular with punters, the Dublin based firm report.

Aston Villa are touted as slight 2/1 favourites to overcome a tough Norwich City as both teams look to pick up a win after losing their first games back after the international break.

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Norwich and Aston Villa know that they need to bring everything that they have in order to try and get their side back to winning ways.

For Norwich, the aim will be to try and end their goal drought with the side having just scored 3 goals all season long.

The Canaries had been busy bringing in several well known strikers to the squad such as Ricky Van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper who have so far just scored 1 goal between them.

Hooper has struggled with a couple of injuries since the start of the season but the former Celtic player is likely to make his debut for the club in Saturday’s clash as long as he remains fully fit.

Chris Hughton’s side will otherwise be fully fit for the clash and he will be no doubt hoping for a better response from the side in front of their fans on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa will be hoping that they will be able to replicate the same form that helped them pick up a shock win at Arsenal on the opening day of the season.

However, their home defeat to Newcastle last week will no doubt have served as a major blow to a club looking to vastly improve their fortunes after a dismal performance last season.

Paul Lambert has been dealt a major blow at the back after learning that Danish signing Jores Okore will be out for the rest of the season after tearing his cruciate knee ligament against last week.

Having only joined the side over the summer window, the injury is a massive blow for both the player and club who had shown some promising form in his first few games for Villa.

It means that either Ciaran Clark or Nathan Baker will start alongside Ron Vlaar in the centre of defence with both youngsters eager to show that they are an adequate replacement for Okore.

Lambert will otherwise have a fully fit squad and will be hoping that Christian Benteke will keep up his impressive scoring record and that Gabriel Agbonlahor can make it 4 goals in 5 games against Norwich.

Either way, the game will be a tough test for both sides who will know that the first goal will have a massive impact in which way the game will go at the final whistle.

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