Burton vs Nottingham Forest
English League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Pirelli Stadium (Burton-upon-Trent).
Nottingham Forest bounced back from a disappointing home defeat to Norwich City by easing past Bolton Wanderers 0-3 on the road last week.
Lewis Grabban inspired the victory by bagging a brace. He now has eight goals past his name in Championship. .
It will be interesting to see if Aitor Karanka will use his star man in this League Cup clash as the Reds have a nice opportunity to make it to the quarter-final of the competition against the League One outfit.
Karanka’s side returned into the contest for the top-six finish in Championship by beating the likes of Middlesbrough and Bolton Wanderers in recent away fixtures.
They showed strength by eliminating the likes of Newcastle United in the second round of League Cup.
Burton vs Nottingham Forest: Head-to-head
- The two teams played each other only four times in the past.
- Nottingham were the more successful outfit. They won two, drew one and lost one against the Brewers so far.
- The Reds took four of six possible points from last term meetings with Burton in the Championship (2-0 and 0-0).
Burton vs Nottingham Forest: Prediction
The Brewers also managed to take two big scalps by dispatching the likes of Aston Villa and Burnley so far in the competition. However, the season began in a very disappointing fashion for them in the third division where they hold 15th place after 14 matches.
Nigel Clough’s men did grow in form of late winning two and drawing one of last three league outings, but they still have a mountain to climb to challenge promotional positions. They have to be seen as underdogs against an in-for, higher-division side here.
Burton bagged five goals in last two league matches, but they also shipped four in the process. The Reds have real predators capable of exploiting such defensive holes in the final third and the away win is the only logical betting option here.
Burton vs Nottingham Forest: Bet Tips
Nottingham Forest to win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Nottingham Forest Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).