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19/09/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm City Ground V Predicted Score:1 - 2

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Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Nottingham Forest to fail to score in the first half. Forest haven’t scored in the first half in the league in their last three games and only one of their last five has been scored in the opening 45 minutes. It’s 5/6 for the Tricky Trees to be stuck on zero at the break with bet365, which is one of the best bets for this game.

5/6 Forest to fail to score in the first half
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2 We fancy:

Sheffield Wednesday to win and both teams to score is 23/4 with 10bet. The Owls’ record over Forest is undeniable, boasting seven straight wins. Having started the season much brighter, Wednesday look more than capable of making it eight from eight.

23/4 Wednesday to win and BTTS
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3 It's a long shot, but…

The 3-3 correct score is 75/1 with Paddy Power. That is a correct score that cannot be ignored as it was the result the last time the pair drew in 2014. Also, Forest have drawn five times this season making those odds really quite tempting.

75/1 3-3 draw
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One to Watch: Lucas Joao

Sheffield Wednesday’s Portuguese hitman has started to hit top gear with three goals in his side’s last four games.

After a shaky start to his Owls career in which he scored just 15 goals in 80 league appearances for the club, it appears Luhukay is putting his faith in the 25-year-old.

A brace against Ipswich Town proved decisive as Wednesday went on to win the game and Joao appears to have some of his confidence back.

At 5/2 to score anytime with BetBright, backing Joao looks like one of the best football predictions in the goalscorer markets for this game.

5/2 Joao to score anytime
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Team News

Nottingham Forest's Last Six:
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Forest boss Aitor Karanka highlighted intensity as the key to Forest getting goals, and he welcomes the Owls to the City Ground with a fully-fit squad in a bid to break his side’s winless run.

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Much like his counterpart, Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay also faces no fresh injury concerns and will likely play the same side that drew with Stoke at the weekend. However, midfielder Barry Bannan is one yellow card away from earning a suspension having picked up four yellows so far this season.

Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Two historically rich clubs meet on Wednesday, as Nottingham Forest welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the City Ground

Two sides of epic proportions and epic history collide at the City Ground on Wednesday night. Both lay claims to deserving a spot in England’s top flight, but that has to be earned and will not be handed out based on support or past glories. These two will have to do it the hard way and our Championship preview makes for a gritty contest in England’s second tier. Expect a big turnout for one of the Championship’s most eye-catching fixtures, as history is put aside for one night in the bid for the all-important three points.

Nottingham Forest are 4/5 to win and on the face of it may look tempting. However, Forest’s record against the Owls is dreadful, so much so in fact that they have lost their last four home games against Wednesday and last seven in total, making a Forest win at odds on one of the Championship predictions to avoid.

Sheffield Wednesday are 7/2 to win and that is one of the best football betting tips for this game, especially when it comes to value. The Owls won their last away game and as mentioned above have a far superior record over their opponents.

The draw is 5/2 and it is likely that will see plenty of action even though there has not been a draw between the pair since 2014. However, the two are relatively evenly matched on the field and Forest have drawn five of their seven games so far this season, making it one of the better football score predictions for this game.

Over 2.5 goals is 19/20 and based on the sides’ head-to-head is one of the best football predictions to come out of this game. The last five matches between the two has seen at least three goals every game, and this season both sides have comfortably averaged well over a goal a game.

Both teams to score is 5/6  and is today’s football prediction when it comes to action at both ends. Forest have only failed to score once this season – ironically last time out – whilst Wednesday have scored four in their last two games.

Predicted Score: Nottingham Forest 1 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday

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Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!