Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest are two of many clubs who may consider themselves to be bigger than what they've achieved of late, but both sides have made an inconsistent start to this season. Below are our predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest
Venue: Hillsborough Stadium
Kick-off: Saturday, 24th September, 3pm
Both of these sides find themselves sat in mid table with a negative goal difference eight games in to the new season. Forest and Wednesday have accumulated 11 points each, both winning three games this season. Despite looking dangerous going forward, neither defence has been up to scratch.
The sides 16 games combined have seen an incredible 53 goals already. Forest especially have been unable to keep any side at bay, conceding more than two goals per game on average. Newly promoted Burton are one of three sides to have put three goals Forest so far.
Wednesday trailed Bristol City 2-0 in their last home game but clawed their way back to an eventual 3-2 win. The drama continued last weekend. Leading Birmingham 1-0 with eight minutes remaining, Wednesday lost their third game of the season.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Sheffield Wednesday are 7/10 favourites at best odds William Hill. If you think they'll win, grab that price. They continue to receive backing. The draw is available at 3/1 with William Hill whilst a Forest win – unlikely yet possible – can be found at 5/1 with Unibet.
I can understand why Wednesday would receive such heavy backing, but their own issues have to be taken in to consideration at the same time. When I think carefully about this game I realise it'll probably come down to who scores more goals on the day, because it certainly won't be cagey. Neither team is organised enough at the moment, but Wednesday do have more quality.
Forest have thrown away more points than Wednesday and they've allowed a lot more goals, most of which have been sloppy. They can't defend set pieces at all and Wednesday have plenty of aerial presence once Nuhiu is introduced late in the game. I think Forest will find a way to chuck away the points in a high scoring affair.
Given that games involving these teams have been so high scoring, we can make a Sheffield Wednesday win – which we anticipate – much more valuable by using the following market. Back Sheffield Wednesday to win and Over 2.5 goals as our free betting tip at odds of 31/20 with Coral.
Sheffield Wednesday have won the last three meetings, although I don't see them keeping a clean sheet on this occasion.Forest have seen more of their goals scored at home, so I don't expect anything to mental here. Back Wednesday to win 2-1 at odds of 7/1 with Bet365.
We've had a free betting tip winner, correct score and goal scorer winner in three different Wednesday games this season. A goal might have been just what Hooper needed for a confidence boost, so we'll consider him here. Back Gary Hooper to score at odds of 9/5 with Coral.
Free Betting Tip
Wednesday win/Over 2.5 Goals - 31/20 with Coral
Correct Score Prediction
Wednesday 2-1 - /1 with Bet365
Gary Hooper - 9/5 with CoralMore football tips and predictions