Championship – Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest Betting Preview

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English Championship action on saturday lunch-time comes from the Hillsborough Stadium and you can watch the game live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 12:15pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Championship – Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest Betting Preview

This game on saturday afternoon could go a long way towards which of these two clubs will be promoted to the Premiership next season as with both currently unbeaten from their opening 4 matches played, they both look like strong candidates to be crowned champions at this early stage.

Both clubs have only conceded 3 goals each in those opening 4 games and those results seem to indicate that this game is going to be very tight indeed. Sheffield Wednesday pulled off a bit of a giant killing midweek when beating Premiership side Burnley FC in the League Cup and those kinds of results will obviously provide Stuart Gray’s side with bags of confidence heading into this match.

Nottingham Forest are the leading goalscorers in the league at the moment having scored 10 times and with a strike force in that kind of form they will also be confident that they can keep their unbeaten run going and remain at the top of the Championship table especially with a certain Stuart Pearce barking out orders from the touchline.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest Head to Head Statistics:

Saturday’s lunch time game from Hillsborough Stadium will become the 81st meeting between the two clubs over the years. Sheffield Wednesday hold a slight advantage in the overall statistics having won 36 times, with Nottingham Forest not that far behind on 31 victories. The draw has been a bit of a stranger when these two sides have met in the past having only happened on 13 different occasions.

08/04/14 CHA Nottingham Forest – Sheffield Wednesday 3 : 3
07/12/13 CHA Sheffield Wednesday - Nottingham Forest 0 : 1
02/03/13 CHA Sheffield Wednesday - Nottingham Forest 0 : 1
17/11/12 CHA Nottingham Forest – Sheffield Wednesday 1 : 0
06/02/10 CHA Nottingham Forest – Sheffield Wednesday 2 : 1

The head to head statistics table above shows the previous 5 matches played between the two clubs. When we take a closer look at the table we see that Nottingham Forest have dominated proceedings having won 4 with Sheffield Wednesday having won none. The remaining game which was the last meeting between the two sides last season finished up in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Nottingham Forest scoring twice late on to rescue a point.

Sheffield Wednesday Recent Form

26/08/14 LEC Burnley – Sheffield Wednesday 0 : 1
23/08/14 CHA Middlesbrough – Sheffield Wednesday 2 : 3
19/08/14 CHA Sheffield Wednesday – Millwall 1 : 0
16/08/14 CHA Sheffield Wednesday – Derby County 0 : 0
12/08/14 LEC Sheffield Wednesday – Notts County 3 : 0

Sheffield Wednesday have been in great form recently and have remained unbeaten during their last 5 matches of which they won 3 and with a 1-0 victory away against Premiership side Burnley FC in the League Cup midweek, the whole squad will be brimming with confidence for this one.

Nottingham Forest Recent Form

26/08/14 LEC Huddersfield Town - Nottingham Forest 0 : 2
23/08/14 CHA Nottingham Forest – Reading 4 : 0
19/09/14 CHA Bournemouth – Nottingham Forest 0 : 1
16/08/14 CHA Bolton Wanderers – Nottingham Forest 2 : 2
12/08/14 LEC Tranmere Rovers - Nottingham Forest 0 : 1

Nottingham Forest have also been in excellent form of late and like their hosts they also remain unbeaten during their last 5 matches played of which they have won 4 and kept a clean sheet in all of them.

Sheffield Wednesday Team News:

No reported injuries or suspension for the hosts, so expect manager Stuart Gray to play his strongest lineup available for this important match against the current Championship leaders. Atdhe Nuhiu is the clubs current top goalscorer so far this season with 2 and will probably lead the attack up front alongside Stevie May.

Nottingham Forest Team News:

Manager Stuart Pearce has almost a full squad to choose his starting lineup from for this game with the only casualty being 28 year old Dexter Blackstock who is recovering from a knee operation. Britt Assombalonga is the clubs current top goalscorer this season with 4 and will probably lead the attack up front alongside Matty Fryatt.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest Average Goals Per Game Statistics

Taking a look at the goal statistics we see that there has been a total of 222 Goals scored from the previous 80 meetings between the two clubs which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.77.

108 of these Goals have been scored in the 40 previous matches between the two clubs played at Hillsborough Stadium which generates us an average goals per game statistic of 2.70.

Both sets of statistics seem to suggest that we should see at least 2 or 3 goals scored in this game on saturday lunchtime and betting markets like over 2.5 goals and both teams to score will obviously be popular choices.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest Current Betting Odds Market

Sheffield Wednesday have had a good start to their season and currently occupy 6th place in the league table. Their record at home has been strong over recent seasons and they are certainly not without a chance of causing a bit of an upset on saturday afternoon at a current best price of 9/5 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets for New Customers.

The Draw will probably be another popular choice here as with both clubs unbeaten so far this season there is a very strong chance that both teams will cancel each other out and settle for a point a piece and the draw can be backed at a current best price of 11/5 with Bet365 – £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers.

Nottingham Forest are the clear favourites with the online bookmakers with a current best price available of 13/8 with Betfred – £25 Free Bets for New Customers and this is justified with them currently leading the way at the top of the Championship league table and the current top goalscorers in the league.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest Free Sports Bets, Tips & Predictions

A very entertaining game in prospect in front of the Sky Sports Camera’s on saturday afternoon and one that after all the statistics are taken into consideration could go either way on the day.

Sheffield Wednesday will no be lacking any confidence as they take to the Hillsborough Stadium turf as having dumped out Premiership side Burnley FC midweek in the League Cup they will believe that they are currently unbeatable at the moment.

Nottingham Forest also made it through to the next round of the League Cup after their 2-0 victory away against Huddersfield which has now set them up a mouthwatering tie against Premiership side Tottenham Hotspur. Stuart Pearce is a manager that gets respect from his players and always seems to get 100% out of each and every one of them when it comes to game day and I can understand why the online bookmakers make the visitors the clear favourites to win this one.

With both clubs unbeaten this season the possibility of this one ending all square is right up there and for me looks the value play here at the current odds on offer, however if I was forced into choosing a team to win this game then I would have to go for Nottingham Forest as they seem to have more firepower in their attack than Sheffield Wednesday do and with Britt Assombalonga having already scored 4 times this season he could be the one that secures the points for his side.

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