Head to head
Sheffield Wednesday take on Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Sunday. Read the match predictions to find out why the Owls are the betting tip to win at Hillsborough. Sheff Wed let a lead slip to draw 1-1 away to Burton Albion in their last match. Meanwhile Notts Forest looked out of ideas when going down 0-2 at home to Leeds United.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest Preview
Sheff Wed are tipped to hand a debut to Jacob Butterfield, with the deadline day signing expected to partner Barry Bannan in central midfield. Joost van Aken is an imposing Dutch centre-back that is also in line to make his first appearance for the club. With Fernando Forestieri doubtful, Jordan Rhodes will partner Gary Hooper up-front.
Nottm Forest are without injured trio Matthew Cash, Jamie Ward and Chris Cohen while Stephen Henderson is doubtful. Ben Brereton and Zach Clough will hope to see some first team action but manager Mark Warburton hasn’t rotated his side this far and is expected to keep changes to a minimum. Daryl Murphy will start as a lone striker, with support from Osborn and McKay on the flanks. £20 pays £38.20 on the Sheff Wed win at Betway
Team Predictions Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest
Sheff Wed 4-4-2 formation: Westwood; Hunt, Lees,van Aken, Fox, Reach, Bannan, Butterfield, Boyd; Hooper, Rhodes
Nottm Forest 4-2-3-1 formation: Smith; Traore, Mills, Worrall, Darikwa; Vaughan, Bouchalakis; Osborn, Dowell, McKay; Murphy
Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips
- Sheff Wed have won 3 drawn 4 and lost 3 of their last 10 matches
- Nottm Forest have won 6 drawn 2 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Sheff Wed have scored an average of 1.2 goals and conceded an average of 1.1 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Nottm Forest have scored an average of 1.9 goals and conceded an average of 1.3 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 3 of Sheff Wed’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Nottm Forest’s previous 10 matches Back Over 2.5 Goals with Unibet
Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest Prediction
Sheff Wed have made a quiet start to the season and will need to improve to make another push for promotion. The Owls looked to have taken the points until letting Burton back in last time out and turning draws into wins has to be the main priority for Carvalhal’s men.
Nottingham Forest came flying out of the blocks and are occupying a playoff berth at this early stage. However, I’d be surprised if they went on to last the pace and it’s fair to say Mark Warburton’s limited squad was given a wakeup call by Leeds.
This looks like a good opportunity for Sheff Wed to get up and running. They have the home advantage and are on a five game winning streak against Nottingham Forest. They’ve put two past this opponent in the last three meetings and look to be catching the visitors at a good time.
Free Betting Tips
SHEFF WED at 10/11 with Betway
OVER 2.5 GOALS at 42/41 with Unibet
Correct Score Prediction
SHEFF WED 2-1 at 8/1 with BetVictor