Sheffield Wednesday are up against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough Stadium for a key battle to prevent a play-off contender from achieving the objective. Wednesday may not have a clear-cut chance of finishing in the play-offs with the team six points behind Bristol, who have a game in hand, but they can leapfrog Nottingham Forest in the table with a positive result in this midweek match. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Sheffield Wednesday’s 12-game unbeaten sequence – that has been around since the middle of January – came to an end after a 3-1 home defeat against Aston Villa during the weekend. Wednesday were crushed by two late goals that added a gloss to Villa’s victory.
Nottingham Forest were unable to prevent another disappointing away result after the team lost 2-1 against Rotherham United. Forest are now without an away win in 11 outings.
The reverse fixture between Forest and Wednesday witnessed a 2-1 win for the former at the City Ground. Wednesday were able to claim a 3-1 victory when they last hosted Forest at the Hillsborough Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a Wednesday win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Sheffield Wednesday win at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
Nottingham Forest step into the match without an away victory since November. They have been able to force draws in some of the matches since then, but their away form is a major concern indeed. Sheffield Wednesday may have just suffered a home defeat at the hands of Aston Villa, but Forest’s poor away form gives a lot of hope for Steve Bruce. Our preview would go with a victory for Wednesday, who have lost only once at home in the recent six games.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield Wednesday win at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest draw odds: 3.40
Nottingham Forest win odds: 3.80
Correct Score odds
Sheffield Wednesday have been able to enjoy a head-to-head record against Nottingham Forest with five wins in the last six. Even though Forest have the potential to complete a double over Wednesday following the 2-1 victory earlier in the campaign, this match is likely to be a reverse. Wednesday have the better home form and are capable of scoring more goals than Forest, who struggle on the road. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Sheffield Wednesday.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
None of the last six meetings between Forest and Sheffield Wednesday has been a low score. In fact, there have been consistently more than 2.5 goals in all of these encounters with the 2-1 score occurring in three matches. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Steven Fletcher came in with a decent performance against Aston Villa even if he had not scored a goal. The striker has two goals in his last three appearances for Sheffield Wednesday with a majority of his goals coming at the Hillsborough stadium. After having moved up to 10 goals for the league campaign, the 32-year-old Scottish striker is our pick in the first goalscorer prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Steven Fletcher at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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