Sheffield Wednesday - Nottingham Forest Betting Preview: Hosts are the value pick to bag another victory

The Owls are unbeaten in their last six matches and Willie Duncan is backing Dave Jones' men to extend that run in style by claiming all three points against Billy Davies' side
Sheffield Wednesday will look to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to seven matches when they welcome promotion hopefuls Nottingham Forest to Hillsborough on Saturday evening.

The Owls have picked up an impressive 12 points in their last six matches as they seek to pull clear of the Championship relegation zone and Dave Jones’ side are available at 8/5 (2.60) with William Hill to pick up another three points against Forest this weekend. That looks a solid price and worth considering for this game.

Billy Davies’ men claimed back-to-back victories over Huddersfield Town and Charlton Athletic in recent weeks and are chalked up as 17/10 (2.70) shots with William Hill to claim a third successive victory here while the same firm go 9/4 (3.25) that the match ends in a draw.

Leroy Lita is currently on loan at Hillsborough from Swansea City and the striker, who has already scored three goals in five outings for the Owls is subject to William Hill’s “headline offer” for this match with the firm offering 4/1 (5.0) that Lita scores at any time in a home victory.

Nottingham Forest’s top scorer is Billy Sharp and the former Southampton striker, who has scored 10 league goals for his side thus far this term, is available at 5/1 (6.0) in William Hill’s “headline offer” to net at any time in a win for the visitors.

It is worth noting that while Dave Jones’ men sit just five points clear of the relegation places going into this weekend’s set of fixtures, the Owls have lost just one of their last 12 league matches and they look a solid selection at 8/5 (2.60) with William Hill to pick up another victory against a Forest side that has won just four of their 17 away matches in the Championship thus far this season.

William Hill’s “headline offer” of 4/1 (5.0) for Lita to score at any time in a home win is appealing but value hunters may be tempted to take a chance on the juicy 11/2 (6.50) quote from William Hill for the on-loan striker to bag the opening goal of what promises to be an intriguing contest.

Sheffield Wednesday to win at 8/5 (2.60) with William Hill
Leroy Lita to score first at 11/2 (6.50) with William Hill

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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