Norwich travel to Lancashire on Tuesday night looking to extend their winning run to four matches, when they face relegation battlers Wigan.
After a wretched end to 2016, when they won just two of 12 matches in November and December, Alex Neill’s men have enjoyed a fine start to the new year.
A run of four wins in their last five games has moved them up to seventh in the Championship and just three points outside the play-off zone – with Norwich now 6/1 to be promoted.
The Canaries – 13/10 to collect the three points on Tuesday – won on the road on Saturday with a 1-0 success at Cardiff and secured a second successive clean sheet. Although they have racked up the miles in recent days, they will be keen to play again and keep the momentum going.
With back-to-back home games against Fulham and Wolves awaiting the East Anglian outfit, a win would put them in a strong position to overturn Sheffield Wednesday – the sixth-placed club.
It is likely to be another tight game though, with Wigan also in improving form in recent weeks.
Consecutive wins in January helped their survival hopes, but a weekend home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday was a major setback.
Latics (11/5 to beat Norwich) are now six points from safety, but they do have two games in hand on fourth-from-bottom Burton.
The head-to-head records also suggest a tight affair, with only one of the nine previous meetings finishing with a win by a two-goal margin.
Wigan have won two, Norwich four and there have been three draws, but it was the Canaries that won on the last clash at the DW Stadium.
That game was back in December 2014, when Jonny Howson scored the only goal. The Norwich midfielder can be backed at 4/1 to score at anytime on Tuesday night.