Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Wednesday
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 18th February 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Nottingham City Ground.
Nottingham Forest are coming on the back of consecutive league defeats, which once again exposed their problems in defense. They conceded 8 goals in those 2 defeats, the heaviest coming against Norwich by a 5-1 margin last weekend. Nottingham under the caretaker managed Gary Brazil are sitting in the league table. There is little room for comfort as there is only 6 points that separate them from the drop zone.
Sheffield Wednesday on the other hand, picked up their third consecutive win on Tuesday, beating relegation candidates Blackburn by a 2-1 margin. They stay put at the edge of the play-off zone, however there is ample pressure from three teams below them who are all inside a 5-point gap. Carlos Carvalhal and his men have kept 7 clean sheets in their last 11 games, making them on of the best defensive units in the calender year 2017.
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Wednesday: Head-to-head stats
Sheffield Wednesday won their last four league matches against Nottingham Forest, the most recent a 2-1 win in this season’s reverse leg at the City Ground. Meanwhile, Forest were unbeaten in the previous 8 clashes with 6 wins and 2 draws.
Forest lost their last two home matches against Wednesday without scoring and conceded 5 in total.
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Wednesday: Prediction
Sheffield Wednesday are a team on confidence after picking up three wins in a row. Moreover, they have a strong defense to relay on in difficult away trips. Forest have plenty of holes to fix in their defense. Even-though, they can boast of some attacking fire-power, Sheffield’s defense will prove too hard to break down. Meanwhile, Carlos Carvalhal’s men are smart enough to sit patiently and take one of the few chances presented on the break. We can see this match ending in a 1-0 win for the visiting site.
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Wednesday: Bet Tips
FT – Sheffield to win at 2.40 (7/5).