Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction & Match Preview

Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Wednesday
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: City Ground (Nottingham).

Nottingham Forest may have the home advantage this weekend, but they have not fared well against this opponent over the years in h2h clashes. Moreover, Sheffield Wednesday will be tormented about the fact that their derby rivals have made a place in the Premier League, and this will drive them harder to perform well this season. Likely, the hosts Forest are in for a tough evening this weekend.

Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Wednesday Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, Sheffield Wednesday won 3-0.
  • Eight of the former nine matches saw the team same team recording the win as well.
  • Nottingham conceded three or more goals in three of the previous four overall match-ups.
  • Four of the last five encounters at this stadium saw the visitors recording wins.
  • Nottingham failed to score in three of the previous five clashes here.

Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction

Forest were at home the previous game week, and were on course to record a narrow 1-0 win. However, the guests Middleborough slotted in the equalizer in the 81st minute to break the hearts of the fans at the City Ground.

Sheffield had a similar ending to their latest league game as well. The team was on the road, and had taken on Derby. However, the away handicap plus the red card handed to Moses Odubajo were too much to handle for Wednesday, and thus settled for a 1-1 draw.

To determine which team has the upper hand this weekend, take into account the results in recent h2h clashes. Sheffield have reigned supreme by a mile in the last four years.

In fact, the team won eight of the previous nine overall such meetings, and scored three or more goals in four of the last five clashes. They also scored twice or more in six of the former seven.

Moreover, at present, Nottingham have a single win from the prior five overall games, while their opposite number are unbeaten in their former four fixtures. In addition, Sheffield had also remained invincible in nine of the last eleven overall matches.

Finally, consider the dynamics that Sheffield United (local rivals of Sheffield Wednesday) gained promotion to the Premier League the last season, and this will act as a strong motivator for the guests of the day to give their best on the pitch each and every match.

Considering all these studies, count on the visiting contingent to put forth the better performance this Saturday.

Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Sheffield Wednesday or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Sheffield Wednesday +0.5, +1 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).