Norwich QPR Odds : Punters backing draw as stalemate on cards at Carrow Road

Two sides that had nightmare starts to their Premier League season – Norwich and QPR meet on Saturday afternoon as Bet365 announce free bets and report punters are piling on the draw at 5/2.

Both teams lost 5-0 on the opening day and even though this is only the second game of the campaign, will each be desperate to take all three points, especially the Canaries, who play the game at Carrow Road.

Looking at Norwich to begin with, their heavy defeat came away to Fulham and it was a performance that would have really concerned the travelling supporters.

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The Canaries were fairly negative in their approach to the match and never caused their opponents any trouble.

Chris Hughton will now know what a tough season lies ahead and he will want to get his first victory as Norwich manager on Saturday afternoon.

Hughton could send a more attacking team out this weekend and look to take the game to QPR on home soil.

The Norfolk side have not won on the opening day since 2002 though – so maybe they should not read too much into the result and it will be forgotten with a victory here.

As for Queens Park Rangers, their defeat to Swansea was even more of a shock. Not only were they playing at Loftus Road, but with the money they had spent over the summer, they would not have been expecting this.

With the likes of Park Ji-Sung, Junior Hoilett and Djibril Cisse all playing for Rangers on Saturday, the London side would have had high hopes of a victory.

The first day of the season does always throw up some shock score-lines and that is what Mark Hughes will hope this was.

The only way to react to this is for Hughes’ men to dust themselves down and put in a big performance at Carrow Road to get their campaign underway.

This does have the makings of a great game between two teams that desperately need to regain some confidence.

Tommy graduated from Sheffield University in 2009 with a Journalism degree and has worked in various professional industry posts including the football print media.