This past week will have felt like a lifetime for Norwich City and Daniel Farke as they will have had to wait eight long, excruciating days in order to try and play in a match and put their hellish 7-0 defeat to Chelsea firmly behind them.
The Canaries would have already known that their trip to Stamford Bridge to play the Premier League leaders and current European Champions would have been tough to begin with, however no one – including Delia Smith – would have expected to see what they saw when they headed to the capital.
Indeed, many have already written Norwich off as sure-fire relegation candidates and they are on track to go down with a total of just eight points if things carry on the way that they do.
A home contest against Leeds United on Sunday at Carrow Road could be the perfect tonic for them to try and get their season back on track and show that they have the fight and desire to remain in England’ top division, but it would seem not many will be backing them to get the result that they will want.
Norwich are priced 5/2 to get the win against Leeds United on Betway Sportsbook, however the Whites are priced at odds of 21/20, thus making Marcelo Bielsa’s side the favourites for this tie.
The Elland Road outfit are not in the greatest moment, either, though as they are desperate to start trying to put points on the board and get back to the levels that they showed in their first campaign back in the top division.
Leeds are only five points better off than the Canaries and sit just outside the relegation zone as they have three more points than Burnley as we head into Matchday 10 of the 21/22 Premier League season.
In that time, Bielsa has only managed to see his side obtain one win thus far, with their victory coming against fellow relegation candidates Watford in a 1-0 victory.
However, things have gotten a little more difficult recently as the club will likely be without a couple of key players, with Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling, Junior Firpo and Robin Koch on the treatment table currently.
Raphina, though, is expected to be fit despite having been withdrawn from the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend with an apparent injury, with the boss suggesting that his Brazilian winger should be fine to go on Sunday.