One of the most anticipated games of this year's young NFL season takes place Sunday night as the Indianapolis Colts travel west to take on the Arizona Cardinals.


The Cardinals, last season's beaten Super Bowl XLIII finalist, got off to a shaky start by loosing its first game at home to the San Francisco 49ers by a close 16 points to 20. However, the Tempe-based franchise soon bounced back and crushed the Jacksonville Jaguars by 31 points to 17 away a week later.


As a result, the Cardinals go into Sunday's match-up heavily favoured with 888Sport.com and BlueSq.com listing ‘The Cards' at odds of 8/13 to win. Slightly longer, BetFred.com, SkyBet.com, StanJames.com, Expekt.com, WilliamHill.com and Coral.co.uk show 4/6 while Bet365.com, BoyleSports.com, SportingBet.com and Ladbrokes.com are offering punters 20/29.


At the longer end of the spectrum, ToteSport.com, PaddyPower.com, ExtraBet.com and WBX.com are offering odds of 8/11 on a home victory while Betfair.com shows 3/4.


After the first two games of the new NFL season, the Indianapolis Colts are undefeated under new coach Jim Caldwell with two narrow victories against the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars. Many experts have already indicated that the Indiana team could be a serious contender for this season's Super Bowl in February and a victory against another top challenger could go a long way to cementing the Colts' position.


ExtraBet.com is offering the away team at Evens for Sunday's game while ToteSport.com currently shows odds of 11/10. From here the odds lengthen incrementally with PaddyPower.com offering 23/20 followed by BlueSq.com, BetFred.com, SportingBet.com, BoyleSports.com, StanJames.com, 888Sport.com and Betfair.com with 6/5.


Expekt.com has the Colts at odds of 17/14 to win on Sunday evening while Coral.co.uk is offering 11/9 followed by Bet365.com, SkyBet.com and Ladbrokes.com with 5/4. At the higher end of the spectrum, bettors can get 24/19 from WBX.com followed by 13/10 from WilliamHill.com on a Colts victory.


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