Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Oakwell Stadium.
Nottingham Forest are off to a dream start to the new Championship campaign as they clinched back-to-back wins over Millwall and Brentford in two opening fixtures.
Can they maintain the perfect record this Tuesday when they travel to Oakwell Stadium to play the struggling Barnsley side?
Paul Heckingbottom will have plenty of work to do in order to fix the obvious holes in his team’s defensive line which has already allowed five goals in initial league losses to Bristol City and Ipswich Town.
The Tykes did not shine at the back in the League Cup’s win over Morecambe either as the League Two outfit has bagged three goals last Tuesday at Oakwell Stadium.
This will be the music to the ears of the former Rangers and Birmingham City boss Mark Warburton whose men have been on a hot run of form up front having bagged four goals past Brentford last weekend.
The Greek midfielder Andreas Bouchalakis, who arrived from Olympiakos Piraeus this summer, bagged a brace in the mentioned win over the Bees and he could we well worth backing as an anytime goalscorer against the struggling defense of Barnsley’s at the sky-high odds of 13/2.
Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest: Head to head
The teams are all levelled at nine wins each ahead of their 24th head to head encounter.
The Reds have notched as many as five goals in their previous visit to Oakwell (2-5) back in late-November last year.
Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest: Prediction
We just can’t see how the struggling defense of Barnsley could possible stop the in-form Reds from netting at least two goals in this mid-week’s fixture.
You can also back the away win at 13/8, but we’ll go with Forest to score two or more goals at 11/10 as the top betting call in this one.
Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest: Bet Tips
The top bet is Nottingham Forest Over 1.5 Team Goals at the odds of 11/10 @ Unibet.
You can also try with Andreas Bouchalakis to score anytime at 13/2 @ Bet365.