Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Nottingham Forest look to overcome their recent disappointing form when they host Sheffield Wednesday at the City Ground in the midweek action. Wednesday are flirting with the play-off places after managing 11 points in the opening seven games of the campaign, while Forest continue to slip further behind in the table after having picked up only eight points so far. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Nottingham were able to secure a first clean sheet since the home win over Reading at the start of August, as they were involved in a goalless draw with Swansea. However, Forest are now winless in the last four league games as a result.
Sheffield Wednesday were able to pick up a 2-2 draw with Stoke City after having come from a 2-0 deficit. The result, however, broke a sequence of three consecutive wins for Wednesday.
Wednesday were able to register a comprehensive 3-0 win in their last trip to the City Ground on Boxing Day last season. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Wednesday are at odds of 4.50 to win the game and it is an attractive price for a team that has managed to win three out of the last four matches. However, Wednesday are up against a Forest team that has lost only once this season and it was against a Brentford team with a good home record. Incredibly, Wednesday have been able to win all of the last six meetings with Forest without exception but the hosts may be able to break this run after having drawn five out of the seven matches already. Our preview would pick a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Nottingham Forest win odds: 1.90
Sheffield Wednesday win odds: 4.50
Correct Score odds
The recent match against Swansea witnessed Forest being unable to take most of their chances but the team would be happy with the first clean sheet in six matches. Sheffield Wednesday have also been going through a similar run of form where they have struggled to contain opposition. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The last four Championship outings for Sheffield Wednesday have all been with more than 2.5 goals. However, Forest will be keen to build on the clean sheet achieved against Swansea while Wednesday may have complacency heading into the game due to the incredible record against Forest. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Osborn had most involvement going forward against Swansea, but it is likely that players like Lewis Grabban will be at the forefront of scoring goals in this match. Grabban scored against Sheffield Wednesday while playing for Aston Villa last season. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Grabban.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lewis Grabban at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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