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Norwich v Southampton odds : Stalemate looks in store at big price at Carrow Road

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Premier League action from Carrow Road with the latest Norwich v Southampton odds, as the draw at 12/5 is attracting all the attention in the betting on this game.

Norwich will be hoping for their first league win of the season when they welcome unbeaten Southampton to Carrow Road on Saturday.

The Canaries have made a sluggish start to the season drawing 2-2 at home to Everton before losing 1-0 away to Hull City last weekend. The league cup provided an entertaining source for the opening win of the campaign with Chris Hughton’s side beating Bury 6-3 in a thrilling contest.

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Having seen Ricky Van Wolfswinkle open in his account in the draw with the Toffee’s Hugh-ton would have been pleased to see another of his summer signings, Johan Elmander score twice on his first start.

Anthony Pilkington on his return from injury also got on the score-sheet as did Leroy Fer and Martin Olsson and Steven Whittaker.

Elmander could be in line to start alongside Wolfswinkel on Saturday with Gary Hooper still side-lined with a shin injury. Elliott Bennett is Hughton’s only other absentee.

Southampton meanwhile has been impressive in their start with a win over West Bromwich Albion followed up by a draw with Sunderland. The club also made light work of their mid-week League one opponents Barnsley, running out 5-1 winners.

There is a real air of positivity around St Mary’s this summer especially after an impressive recruitment drive that saw Dejan Lovren, Victor Wanyama and Pablo Osvaldo all join the club.

Osvaldo is the latest of the trio to arrive and the former Roma man will be hoping to get on the score-sheet as he prepares to make his first Premier League start.

Morgan Schneiderlin could miss out however after coming off against Sunderland while Luke Shaw is also a doubt.

Four of the last 6 games between the two sides have ended in a stalemate and Saints boss Mauricio Ponchettino is expecting another close encounter this time round

“The last time we played Norwich, they were one of the hardest teams we faced away from home,” the former Espanyol manager said.

“It’s going to be a complicated game away in their stadium. They have reinforced their squad very well, so we’re expecting a very tough game against them.

“They’re physically a very strong side and a very quick side. They go on the counter-attack very quickly as well which is one of their main strengths.

“They’re very well organised, and they know exactly what they need to do in every single moment of the game, so overall they’re a very tough side playing against them away from home.”

This one kicks off at Carrow Road Norwich at 15:00.

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