Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 9th September 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/18:30 CET
The late game of the round features Sheffield Wednesday taking on Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough.
Wednesday disappointed last round. The team went looking for the 3 points against Burton but settled for the draw. Sheffield took the lead in the first half as Gary Hooper opened the score in the 36th minute. Sheffield werehaving troubles creating and converting their chances and that cost them a lot when Joe Mason equalized for the final 1-1.
Nottingham come into this game after a home defeat against Leeds. United took a comfortable 0-2 victory at The City Ground leaving Nottingham fans disappointed. Roofe and Alioski were the goalscorers in the 24th and 87th minutes respectively. Nottingham had some chances but failed to convert them and deservedly lost the game.
Form and Tactical Analysis
The Owls are far from impressive so far. 6 points in 5 games with just a single victory is not the form they can rely on to get to the play-offs. They Failed both their home games so far picking 2 points. In fact 3 of their 5 games finished 1-1 and all of them saw less than 2.5 goals.
Wednesday plays a typical 4-4-2 with two strong centre forwards. Most cases Steven Fletcher and Gary Hooper are leading the attack. Boyd and Adam Reach are providing width while Barry Bannan tries to pull the strings in midfield.
Forest have 9 points so far this season winning 3 and losing 2. The team just looks inconsistent so far bet overall improved from last season when they fought against relegation. The attack looks nice with 8 goals scored but the defense could use some improving. The team sometimes goes too far into the opposition half and some players are getting caught out of position.
The team operates most of the time with 4 at the back at home and 3 on the road. Forest are heavily dependent for goals to Daryl Murphy who joined from Newcastle to replace Assombalonga.
Sheffield vs Nottingham: Head to head
Wednesday are in full control of the most recent clashes. 5 straight wins 3 of them with a clean sheet is quite dominant.
Still when we get further back Nottingham scores 4 victories in 5 games.
Wednesday have lost 3 and won 2 in their last 5 home games.
Last 3 games finished with more than 2.5 goals.
Sheffield vs Nottingham: Prediction
Sheffield are having hard times currently. The team struggles to find its balance and is drifting away from top 6. Nottingham on the other hand looks different than last season and in a good way. The quality and the home advantages are on the side of Wednesday but Nottingham will not give up without fight.
Both teams are often seeing BTSS option coming true in their games. Considering their entertaining head to head clashes we may see that again on Saturday.
Sheffield vs Nottingham: Bet Tips
Nottingham +1AH for 1.58 with Pinnacle.
BTTS:Yes for 1.87 with Unibet.