Updated: December 2021

PaddyPower: Appetizing 45/1 for Gabriel Martinelli to score a hat trick against Norwich

25 December 2021

The season has been far from glamorous for Norwich. They are yet to taste victory in their last five matches in the Premier League, having lost thrice and drawn twice. Within this interval, they have conceded seven goals and scored only once. Yes, gloomy, you may say.

Well, aside from the dreary results, Norwich have had its fair share of misfortune. Its last two games were postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the team. Therefore, it wouldn’t be the kindest reintroduction into the rigors of Premier League soccer for Norwich when they take on Arsenal on Sunday.

Norwich doesn’t boast the most beautiful metrics against Arsenal, either. It is worthy to note that since October 2012, Norwich is yet to win Arsenal in the Premier League. Their last 18 clashes in the Premier League delivered a humbling 16 defeats and two draws.

It is even more unfortunate for Dean Smith’s Norwich that they meet a resurgent Arsenal. Arteta finally appears to be molding Arsenal in his image. In the Premier League, they have recorded three straight wins (which memorably saw them breaking back into the top four after “centuries” out) in their last games. Furthermore, a 5-1 mauling of Sunderland in the EFL Cup further garnishing on Arsenal’s seeming revival. 

Aubameyang could be out (banished), but the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Lacazette, and Odegaard are working enormously to ensure Arsenal doesn’t miss the Gabonese goal machine much. In Arsenal’s last two Premier League matches, Gabriel Martinelli has scored three times before the 50th minute. Will he score against Norwich? How about a hat trick? Yes, and PaddyPower is giving you appetizing odds of 45/1 for Gabriel Martinelli to bag a hat trick against Norwich.